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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein, a Washington Times staff member since 1985, is manager of special sections in The Washington Times' Advertising and Marketing Department.

Previously, she spent 30 years as a Washington Times news reporter, covering national domestic policy, in addition to being 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

Survey finds FDR best president

For the fifth time in five surveys, Franklin D. Roosevelt tops a Siena College survey of the best U.S. presidents, the school said Thursday. Published July 1, 2010

Study: Charter school students' performance average

A new study of middle-school students in charter schools in 15 sates found they generally performed no better in basic math and reading than their public school counterparts. Published June 29, 2010

Cheryl Wetzstein

WETZSTEIN: 'Helping hands' site aids families

A free website called is enabling tens of thousands of families in distress to create private communities of friends and family members to assist them with their needs. Published June 28, 2010

**FILE** California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Calif. officials running out of time for welfare fraud plan

California human services officials have just a few more days to come up with a plan to combat welfare fraud, waste and abuse, including blocking welfare recipients from cashing their state-issued benefits in casinos and poker rooms. Published June 28, 2010

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