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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

The character John Goodman (left) played on the sitcom "Roseanne" was cited as a positive example of a television father figure amid a glut of working-class bungling TV dads. (Associated Press)

TV sitcoms' working-class fathers depicted as 'bumbling,' 'incapable,' study finds

An analysis of 13 fathers in 12 recent TV sitcoms and their 699 interactions with their minor children showed that working-class fathers continued to be depicted less positively than middle-class fathers, said study author Jessica Troilo, assistant professor of child development and family studies at West Virginia University. Published June 18, 2015

R.J. McVeigh, 23, says life with wife Brianna and daughter Arabella has been a joy and a challenge. "Marriage kept the good parts of me the same and challenged the not-so-good parts to improve." (Image courtesy of R.J. McVeigh).

Fatherhood changes men for the better: study

What has marriage and fatherhood meant to a young Michigan man? Simply put, an end to the days of self-amusement and the start of a life of purpose and fulfillment. Published June 18, 2015

Good News Community Church Pastor Clyde Reed, center, smiles as he leaves the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, with his wife Ann, left. The Supreme Court appears likely to side with a small church in its fight with a Phoenix suburb over limits on roadside signs directing people to Sunday services. Liberal and conservative justices expressed misgivings Monday with the Gilbert, Arizona, sign ordinance because it places more restrictions on the churches' temporary signs than those erected by political candidates, real estate agents and others. The Good News Community Church sued over limits that Gilbert places on so-called directional signs, like the ones the church places around town to point people to its services in local schools and retirement communities. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Justices rule against sign code, favor license plate refusal

In separate free-speech rulings Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled against an Arizona town's sign code, which was used to punish a small, local church, but in favor of Texas officials who refused to issue a license plate bearing a Confederate flag. Published June 18, 2015

FILE - This June 20, 2014 file photo shows Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder during a ceremony in Detroit. Mr. Snyder on Thursday, June 11, 2015 signed a law letting private adoption agencies with state contracts decline to participate in referrals against their religious beliefs, despite criticism that it amounts to government-sanctioned discrimination against gay couples. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)

Michigan law OKs faith-based adoption refusals

Private, faith-based agencies in Michigan will now be able to place needy children with foster and adoptive families without compromising their religious beliefs, according to a set of laws signed Thursday by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Published June 11, 2015

According to media reports, Kenlissia Jones, who was about 22 weeks pregnant, decided to abort her child after she and her boyfriend broke up. Ms. Jones swallowed several misoprostol pills, known as Cytotec, she had ordered from a Canadian website. (Associated Press)

Self-abortion case raises legal questions as murder charge is dropped

In a case that attracted national attention, a Georgia prosecutor on Wednesday dropped murder charges against a woman who swallowed abortion-inducing pills and then delivered a 51/2-month-gestating child who lived for about 30 minutes, adding fuel to the debate over laws and regulations limiting abortion rights enacted by several states and in the House of Representatives. Published June 10, 2015

$1M Sunhak Peace Prize names first two winners

The president of an Pacific island nation under siege by the sea and an Indian fisheries scientist whose work is helping to feed the world's poor are the first winners of the $1 million Sunhak Peace Prize awarded Monday in Washington. Published June 8, 2015