Author name: Jeannette Mercer

Jeannette Mercer writes about politics, health, business, parenting, and finance for local news sites. She's also a proud mom to two kids who keep her on her toes and an avid runner who loves racing in marathons.

Avatar of Jeannette Mercer
wirestory db201bc1aa21a1d986d50af1674a8e78 16x9

South Africans vote in what's been framed as their most important election since apartheid ended

JOHANNESBURG — South Africans voted Wednesday at schools, community centers, and in large white tents set up in open fields in an election seen as their country’s most important since apartheid ended 30 years ago. It could put the young democracy into unknown territory. At stake is the three-decade dominance of the African National Congress […]

South Africans vote in what's been framed as their most important election since apartheid ended Read More »

wirestory b56f70229498c32e8230d2f049dbb543 16x9

American Airlines cuts some 2Q financial forecasts, says chief commercial officer is leaving

American Airlines is lowering some of its second-quarter financial forecasts and has announced the departure of its chief commercial officer. Shares slid more than 13% in morning trading Wednesday. American Airlines said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it now anticipates second-quarter adjusted earnings in a range of $1 to

American Airlines cuts some 2Q financial forecasts, says chief commercial officer is leaving Read More »

wirestory c8a890fc3596bc69b766ab9a6e5987bb 16x9

Gravitational changes, 178-feet drop caused injuries on Singapore Airlines jet that hit turbulence

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Rapid changes in the gravitational force led to a 178-feet (54-meter) altitude drop of a Singapore Airlines flight that left one passenger dead and many others who were not buckled up injured in extreme turbulence last week, a preliminary investigation by Singapore’s Transport Ministry said Wednesday. A 73-year-old British man died

Gravitational changes, 178-feet drop caused injuries on Singapore Airlines jet that hit turbulence Read More »

wirestory 6c606f039c2099d90e724fb05b76e7db 16x9

Mining giant BHP pledges to invest in South Africa economy as it seeks support for Anglo bid

FILE – Mining giant BHP Billiton logo sits on the outside of their head office in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008. Australian mining giant BHP Group on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, pledged to invest in the South African economy as it seeks support for a 38.6 billion pound ($49.3 billion) bid to acquire Anglo

Mining giant BHP pledges to invest in South Africa economy as it seeks support for Anglo bid Read More »

webster 10

At the Webster Apartments: One of Manhattan’s Last All-Women’s Boarding Houses

All photographs by Tess Little. I am greeted by the same sight that greeted tens of thousands of young women before me, the same sight that greeted a younger self when my cab from JFK pulled up a decade ago, that greeted the department store girls arriving in the city with their belongings in trunks

At the Webster Apartments: One of Manhattan’s Last All-Women’s Boarding Houses Read More »

Hero Sexual assault solo travel Kaitlyn Rosati in Costa Rica January 2022 The pivotal trip scaled

Sexual assault robbed me of traveling. The only way to heal was to travel again

Sexual assault not only robs autonomy, it robs identities and former selves. It’s far more than the event; the aftermath is often more grueling than the assault itself. Victims are left to carry it around, learning to navigate life with flashbacks, not being believed, all among broken systems, trust issues, depression, isolation, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal

Sexual assault robbed me of traveling. The only way to heal was to travel again Read More »

seattle volunteers

On “One Seattle Day of Service” Scientologists Give Back to the City They Love

Seattle Scientologists joined thousands of volunteers from over 100 diverse groups and organizations who worked on some 130 projects throughout Seattle celebrating Mayor Bruce Harrell’s third annual “One Seattle Day of Service” event.      Volunteers from the Church of Scientology and the chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation it sponsors take part in

On “One Seattle Day of Service” Scientologists Give Back to the City They Love Read More »

lets better the world scientology psa website

Church of Scientology Debuts New Online Hub for Global Public Service Campaigns

Groundbreaking Let’s better the world website expands decades of resources and nonprofit humanitarian campaigns to every media outlet in multiple formats. The Church of Scientology is proud to announce the launch of Let’s better the world, a new website dedicated to spreading awareness about crucial social issues through a collection of award-winning Public Service Announcements.

Church of Scientology Debuts New Online Hub for Global Public Service Campaigns Read More »

Scroll to Top