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Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan is a general assignment reporter at The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Boylan covered the Massachusetts State Legislature and North Carolina General Assembly.

After 9/11, he detoured from daily reporting and served as a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia and also managed U.S. and U.K. counterterrorism media projects across the Middle East and Asia.

Throughout the years, he filed datelined foreign correspondence for the Boston Herald, South China Morning Post and The National, in addition to working as an international news editor at The Associated Press headquarters.

Mr. Boylan is a graduate of Bates College, lecturer and award-wining filmmaker.

He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Dan Boylan

In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, file photo, a salesman at a vape shop exhales while using an e-cigarette in Maine. On Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 530 confirmed and probable cases have been reported from 38 states and one U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Feds launch criminal investigation of vaping industry

Federal officials on Thursday announced they are directing criminal investigators to investigate the largely unregulated electronic cigarette industry, beefing up efforts to confront a public health crisis amid a growing number of illnesses and deaths linked to vaping. Published September 19, 2019

General Motors employees Bobby Caughel, left, and Flint resident James Crump, shout out as they protest with other GM employees, United Auto Workers members and labor supporters outside of the Flint Assembly Plant on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 in Flint, Mich. Thousands of members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

United Auto Workers' GM strike could expand to Ford, Fiat Chrysler

The largest labor strike in the United States in a decade brought more than 50 General Motors factories and parts warehouses to a standstill Monday, as almost 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers stayed away from their jobs. Published September 16, 2019

According to data from the National Coalition of State Legislatures, red-light cameras are used in 23 states and the District of Columbia for traffic enforcement. At least 11 states have banned them after expressing dissatisfaction over their effectiveness. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Red-light cameras stoke debate of safety tool or cash cow

Across the Tampa Bay area controversy rages over red-light cameras. They are banned in St. Petersburg but generate millions for Clearwater, mirroring a national debate over whether the devices are public safety tools or cash cows for communities. Published September 10, 2019

Jared Rogers, from left, Christine Bright, Stephen Bright and Marie Rogers board up a Family Dollar story in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, as residents make preparations for Hurricane Dorian. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)

Slow-moving Hurricane Dorian threatens East Coast

Emergency management officials from Florida to the Carolinas late Tuesday were bracing for the arrival of slow-moving Hurricane Dorian after it blasted the Bahamas with "historic" force, destroying more than 10,000 homes and devastating infrastructure across the Caribbean island. Published September 3, 2019

California's licensed cannabis industry is expected to grow next year to $3.1 billion in sales, but it remains far outmatched by the state's thriving black market. Consumers are spending roughly $3 in the underground pot economy for every $1 in the legal one. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

California's marijuana black market outsells licensed retailers

California is expected to post $3.1 billion in licensed cannabis sales this year, solidifying the Golden State's status as the world's largest legal marijuana market, according to a study by financial analysts tracking the industry. But California's marijuana black market is even larger, about $8.7 billion annually, as tough licensing, testing and packaging regulations have made opening a dispensary a struggle. Published August 20, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up the measure by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, left, that he signed that limits the use of lethal force by law enforcement Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Weber's bill, AB392, would bar police from using lethal force unless it is necessary to prevent imminent threat of death or serious injury to themselves and others. Stevante Clark, right, holds up a photo of his brother, Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police in 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California passes new limits on use of deadly force by police

California has enacted one of the country's most stringent regulations on police use of force, hoping to curb the high-profile law enforcement shootings of unarmed minority men that have caused outrage across the nation. Published August 19, 2019

The USS Constitution glides through Boston Harbor past the city skyline on a cruise to honor Vietnam veterans, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Bill Sikes) **FILE**

Boston tops Clean Energy Scorecard again

Boston, San Francisco and Seattle have ranked the highest on a national Clean Energy Scorecard for their renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. Published August 7, 2019

Crosses bear the names of the people killed at a Walmart Saturday during a memorial Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

El Paso mayor says Trump to visit Wednesday

El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said President Trump will visit El Paso on Wednesday following a weekend mass shooting that killed 22 people at a Walmart. Published August 5, 2019