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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 Strawberringo Autumn Leaves bluee Nature Pet Bowl, 7 .

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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 SC2096ADM02 Suzanne Carter Galaxy Black Tan Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 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 SC2121ADM02 Suzanne Carter Zoo Beige Coral Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 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 SC2154ADM02 Suzanne Carter Lotty Pink bluee Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 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.

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Jayme was a Houston Chronicle  government reporter and KESS InHouse SC2225ADM02 Suzanne Carter Naked Wild bluee Pink Digital Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 after internships with KESS InHouse SC4016ADM02 Sylvia Coomes Marble Bokeh Multicolor Abstract Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 metro desk, the politics team at KESS InHouse SC4055ADM02 Sylvia Coomes The Birds Black White Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 , the KESS InHouse SC4083ADM02 Sylvia Coomes Ocean bluee 1 bluee Coastal Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 and KESS InHouse SC4111ADM02 Sylvia Coomes in The Woods 3 Brown Photography Dog Place Mat, 24 x 15 . 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.

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 SD1020ADM02 Steven Dix Movement Beneath Red Brown 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 Shielei Patricia Muniz Secret Dream Black Abstract Pet Bowl, 7 , and baking pies.

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