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Vaughn Cockayne

Vaughn Cockayne is a Universal Desk Editor and Digital Writer for The Washington Times. He is an Ohio native and holds a bachelor's degree in Multi-Platform Journalism from Bowling Green State University. Vaughn previously worked as a freelance writer, covering data security and privacy issues before joining The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Vaughn Cockayne

Pro-union pins sit on a table during a watch party for Starbucks' employees union election, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. Starbucks is asking the National Labor Relations Board to temporarily suspend all union elections at its U.S. stores in response to allegations of improper coordination between regional NLRB officials and the union. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)

Starbucks accuses National Labor Relations Board of colluding with union efforts

Starbucks is calling for all union elections in their cafes to be paused after accusing the National Labor Relations Board of misconduct. In a letter to the NLRB dated Monday, the coffee retailer accused the board of working with Workers United, the union representing Starbucks employees, to help them win union votes by manipulating the election process. Published August 16, 2022

Voters stand in line waiting for ballot for the North Carolina primary at a library in Raleigh, N.C., on May 6, 2008. Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots following an appeals court ruling. Expanding the scope of those able to register and vote began on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the State Board of Elections said. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds, File)

Felons gain right to vote in North Carolina

Thousands of felons behind bars and on probation became eligible Wednesday to vote in North Carolina after a judicial panel struck down a 1973 law. Published July 27, 2022