Akilah Johnson

A general assignment reporter for the Metro Desk, Johnson previously covered education and public safety for Fort Lauderdale’s South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.

Latest stories

Martin O’Malley, former Md. governor, tests the waters in N.H.

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O’Malley remains largely unknown among rank-and-file party activists and is barely registering in early polls.

State Senate takes its show on the road

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The Massachusetts Senate is on a statewide bus tour, forcing legislators to visit unfamiliar districts. Along the way, they’re getting an earful.

Baker seeks to end film credit, boost working families

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Governor Baker’s proposed budget would kill a controversial tax credit and expand one for low-income workers.

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Dana Bedden, military man turned educator, has responsive, transparent style

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Dana Bedden assumed he’d be a career military man, but when he tried education, he realized he’d found his calling.