Soldiering On Veteran Series

The Observer-Reporter staff will discuss the plight facing veterans upon coming home in a series of occasional stories that focuses on a variety of topics, including post-traumatic stress disorder, challenges of receiving adequate medical care and benefits, homelessness and a high rate of suicide. This is the staff project for 2015.

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No Longer Me

A special series of the Observer-Reporter staff that looks at Alzheimer's and dementia-related diseases. This series was the 2014 staff project and won several awards.

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A Sense Of Evil

A four-part real-life murder series on Washington County’s oldest cold case. This series was written by Park Burroughs.

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No Place To Call Home

The Observer-Reporter staff takes a look at issues involving the local homeless population. This special series was the staff project for 2013 and won several awards.

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Under the Label

“Under the Label” is an occasional series by the staff of the Observer-Reporter that is intended to take a look at the human side of controversial and polarizing issues.

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The West Enders

The West Enders: A Story of Murder in Desperate Times," a seven-part serial true story, based on old newspaper accounts, local and state prison documents, the trial transcript and interviews with people living in Washington and the West End at the time.

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A Death in The Lyric

In the winter of 1907, the front pages of newspapers all around the country revealed steamy details from the sensational murder trial of Harry Thaw, accused of killing New York architect Stanford White in December 1906. The deadly love triangle involving Thaw's wife, Evelyn Nesbit, later provided the background for E.L. Doctorow's novel, “Ragtime.”

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Mercy Has a Human Heart

100 years ago, Lillian Roupe sat in her cell at the Washington County Jail, contemplating what could be the climax of her life. Her husband lay mortally wounded at City Hospital with a bullet wound suffered on New Year's Eve. Should he die, she might well face execution for his murder. "Mercy Has a Human Heart" is a true story, written by Parker Burroughs, retired executive editor of the Observer-Reporter.

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Washington's Got Talent

It's the 2016 Washington's Got Talent, a teen talent show benefiting the Washington Health System Teen Outreach, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Trinity High School. Check out all 15 contestants on our page!

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Peaks and Valleys

Peaks and Valleys is an occasional series from the Observer-Reporter business department about the natural gas industry's ebbs and flows, and how they affect the economy of Washington and Greene counties and surrounding areas.

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