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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively on welfare and family issues such as child support enforcement, abstinence and sex education, child welfare, sexually transmitted diseases, marriage, divorce, cohabiting and gay marriage.

She has won several newspaper awards, including 1977 Cub Reporter of the Year and 1983 Heart of New York award, both from the New York Press Club.

Articles by Cheryl Wetzstein

Conservatives decry pro-gay moves

As the Obama administration hustles to fulfill the president's campaign promises to create equality for LGBT Americans, conservative groups are crying foul. Published June 24, 2010

Charter schools get a good grade

A rigorous study of a national charter school system has found that most of its low-income students achieve "overwhelmingly positive" academic improvements in a few years. Published June 22, 2010

Restrictions on giving blood by gays continued

Following two days of testimony, a federal panel Friday voted against easing the strict current blood donation rules for gay men, saying more research was needed to help “create a road map forward” for future change.w Published June 11, 2010

Study finds teens raised by lesbians are well-adjusted

A study that shows favorable outcomes for teens raised by lesbian mothers is strengthening calls for acceptance of gay families, while opponents say such research is too flawed to be believed. Published June 9, 2010

Teens: No to soda but also to exercise

American high school teens are drinking less soda but still avoiding daily exercise, says a national report card on teen health and risk behaviors. Published June 3, 2010

Report: Sperm-donor offspring support idea

Many adults born from a sperm donor constantly look for their "dads" and worry about dating someone who is a biological sibling. Ten percent say they felt like a "freak of nature." Published June 1, 2010

Programs for parents fail to produce benefits

All but one of eight major programs designed to help low-income, unwed parents with their relationships failed to produce significant benefits, a new study concluded. Published May 24, 2010

Divorce hinders poorer children

A new study released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that the damage divorce does to poorer children's future economic mobility is even greater than the impact suffered from having only one parent. Published May 20, 2010

Divorce hinders poorer children

A new study released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that the damage divorce does to poorer children's future economic mobility is even greater than the impact suffered from having only one parent. Published May 19, 2010

Head Start rife with enrollment fraud

An undercover investigation into the federal government's Head Start program has found enough enrollment abuses to generate a report to President Obama and a major damage-control effort by the agency that runs the program. Published May 19, 2010

Head Start rife with enrollment fraud

An undercover investigation into the federal government's Head Start program has found enough enrollment abuses to generate a report to President Obama and a major damage-control effort by the agency that runs the program. Published May 18, 2010