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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Jen Palmer of Utah, seen here in a screen shot, said she and her husband face $3,500 in fines and a damaged credit score for posting a negative review online about a company they had tried to buy Christmas presents from several years ago. (kutv.com)

Couple faces $3,500 fine for negative online review

A Utah couple is facing $3,500 in fines and a damaged credit score after they posted a negative review online about a company they had tried to buy Christmas presents from several years ago. Published December 26, 2013

** FILE ** An electronic cigarette and the filter end that holds the liquid nicotine solution is on display. E-cigarettes are plastic and metal devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge, creating vapor that the "smoker" inhales. A tiny light on the tip even glows like a real cigarette. (Associated Press)

NYC council bans use of e-cigarettes indoors

The New York City Council approved legislation Thursday that treats electronic cigarettes similar to tobacco cigarettes, by banning their use in indoor public spaces. Published December 19, 2013