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.

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College students dig deep to donate to candidates

By , Globe Staff

Students spend money on all sorts of things: textbooks, tuition, pizza, beer. Now add campaign donations to that list.

R.I. to open one-third of its polling locations for primary

By , Globe Staff

But with the presidential primaries marching on for both parties, the state could have relatively high turnout.

Bill Clinton vows economic recovery for all during Warwick stop

By , Globe Staff

Clinton was in the Ocean State stumping for his wife ahead of the April 26 presidential primary there.

Top N.E. Republicans to skip GOP convention

By , Globe Staff

The Republican Party’s national confab will play host to a brutal floor battle for the nomination if the current front-runner, Donald Trump, does not get enough delegates.