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Briana Erickson

Reporter: Homeless and veterans issues
Phone: 702-387-5244
Twitter: @ByBrianaE

Briana Erickson covers homeless and veterans’ issues for the Review-Journal. A proud “Florida Woman” living in the desert, she centers her reporting around people living in the shadows.

Before joining the Review-Journal in 2017, the University of Florida graduate wrote for the North Central Florida NPR affiliate and the South Florida Sun Sentinel. She was named College Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists.
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For tourists, the hotter, the better at Death Valley

International tourists got what they came for Thursday at Death Valley National Park as the official temperature soared to 127 degrees at 4:42 p.m., tying a record for the date set in 1993, according to the National Weather Service.

 
Members of Congress tour Yucca Mountain in Nevada

It was the first such congressional tour of the site since 2015, when Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the environment, led a half dozen lawmakers underground to review the proposed nuclear waste repository.

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