My name’s Deanna, but you can call me “Dede.” I’m a news reporter at The Pacific Northwest Inlander, an award-winning alt weekly in Spokane, Wash. Previously, I blogged and fact-checked at Mother Jones in San Francisco as a Ben Bagdikian Fellow. I’ve reported for The Columbus Dispatch; interned at National Public Radio and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance; and written for regional publications like Cincinnati Magazine and Columbus Monthly. Tell me your story at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Twitter or else.