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Jayme Fraser melds people-focused narratives, investigative reporting and interactive graphics to evaluate social and political issues. She rarely travels without her camera, documenting adventures throughout the northwest.KESS InHouse EL1001ADM02 Wildlife Africa 1 Brown Animals Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 .

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Rep. Krayton Kerns, R-Laurel, (center) drove home from the Montana capitol one weekend in the 2011 legislative session to help a friend pregnancy test his cattle the old-fashioned, cheap way: by reaching into the rectum and feeling below for the uterus. Here, they brand a heifer whose mark had faded.

In December 2017, Jayme was selected for the inaugural ProPublica Local Reporting Network and will spend 2018 working on an investigative project for the Malheur Enterprise in eastern Oregon. The first story tracked Charles Longjaw’s trail of crime over three decades, including while under state supervision, and examined KESS InHouse Digital Carbine The Power of coffee Brown Food Pet Bowl, 7 despite warnings he was dangerous.

Before that, she was a state government, special projects and education reporter for Lee Newspapers of Montana.

In the fall of 2017, she co-taught an investigations class at the University of Montana School of Journalism with Professor Joe Eaton. It was a first-time collaboration with a professional partner, the Missoulian. They mentored undergraduate and graduate students as they analyzed why Montana has one of the highest rates of drug-exposed births and how the state failed by several measures to help pregnant women who used drugs.

In 2015, she was named an KESS InHouse Dlkg Design Ana Black Olive Pet Bowl, 7 as part of a Houston Chronicle team that investigated the jail suicide of Sandra Bland after a questionable traffic stop. The reporting forced state regulators to change how jails screen inmates, leading to a drastic reduction in deaths. Other projects as a writer and videographer won Jayme top recognition in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards for three consecutive years. Kess InHouse DLKG Design Giardino Garden Flowers Feeding Mat for Pet Bowl, 18 by 13Inch that was named a national runner-up examined the questionable science and poor defense in a local “shaken baby” conviction. Her reporting caught the attention of the Montana Innocence Project, which successfully petitioned for exoneration. Wilkes was freed in the summer of 2018, although prosecutors say they might seek a new trial.

Jayme graduated from KESS InHouse DO1039ADM02 Debbra Obertanec Pastel Ranunculus Pink White Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 after studying multimedia storytelling and leading the KESS InHouse DP1012ADM02 Danii Pollehn Japanese Rorschach Multicolor Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 .The independent campus news organization consistently broke news about the campus’ failure to properly handle rape reports and a high-profile case involving football players that eventually triggered two federal investigations. She also reported for the school’s Native News project as a writer and a photographer, exploring policies that affect the availability of plants for traditional uses and how the cost of transportation affects economic opportunities in one of America’s most remote communities.

Jayme was a Houston Chronicle  government reporter and KESS InHouse DP1034ADM02 Jessi Blake Plants & Cacti Green White Illustration Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 after internships with KESS InHouse DP1055ADM02 Danii Pollehn Papaya Pink orange Illustration Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 metro desk, the politics team at KESS InHouse DR1023ADM02 Dawid ROC Maze Geometric Abstract 2 Teal Pattern Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 , the KESS InHouse DR1052ADM02 Dawid ROC Camouflage Freeform Movement 1 bluee Digital Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 and KESS InHouse Draper Tropic Breeze bluee Digital Dog Bed, 50 x 40 . Jayme reported on the 2011 Montana State Legislature for a no-charge news service to bring daily and enterprise reporting to the state’s smallest community newspapers. She also occasionally works under contract for independent book publishers and authors as a copy editor, typesetter and designer for both traditional and e-book formats.

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In 2014, the Portland Timbers shot free “axe portraits” of fans that they also used in an advertising campaign. When the Timbers played the Houston Dynamo, I shot our own axe portraits.

When she’s not tapping a keyboard or brandishing a recorder, Jayme roots for the Portland Timbers with the KESS InHouse DS1014ADM02 Dan Sekanwagi Locked Ram's Horns Contra Black Pattern Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 ,  a regional supporters group that directs its passion for the beautiful game into a reason to do good in the community. She also loves playing cribbage with her husband, cuddling with her dorky green cheek conures, watching movies, KESS InHouse EBI Emporium Beauty in The Rain, Purple Plum Lavender Dog Bed, 30 x 40 , and baking pies.

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