Benjamin Hardy

Research Reporting Fellow, Local Reporting Network

Benjamin is a research reporting fellow for the Local Reporting Network. He previously worked as a reporter and editor with the Arkansas Times and the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network. He covered Arkansas’s first-in-the-nation Medicaid work requirement through a reporting fellowship from the Association of Health Care Journalists in 2018, and received the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s award for best investigative reporting in 2016. Benjamin holds a B.A. in International Relations from Hendrix College.

Trump’s Get Out of Jail Free Card for a Convicted Scammer Is Full of Half-Truths and Omissions

Arkansas businessman Ted Suhl was given a rare commutation after serving less than half of a seven-year sentence for bribery and fraud. We annotated the official White House announcement to fill in some key missing details.

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