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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

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at a town hall meeting in Baltimore on May 7, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ben Carson: Gay marriage not a civil rights issue

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson argued Wednesday that the fight for gay marriage rights cannot be compared with the Civil Rights movement, because gays aren't physically segregated. Published June 11, 2015

Trinecia Blacklock, a fifth-grader at Link Elementary School, was overlooked at her elementary school's graduation after officials forgot to call her name and failed to put up a ramp so she could cross the stage in her wheelchair with the other students. (KHOU)

5th-grader in wheelchair blocked from crossing graduation stage

A Houston fifth-grader in a wheelchair was overlooked at her elementary school's graduation ceremony after officials forgot to call her name and failed to put up a ramp so she could cross the stage with the other students. Published June 10, 2015