Inside the 2016 DNC as Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic Party’s nomination

For the duration of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, our reporters have been covering the people and activities throughout the convention. From early morning delegate breakfasts at far off hotels, to keynote speakers each night inside the Wells Fargo Center, journalists for the Temple DNC News Bureau captured in words, images and video the people that came to, and for, the convention.

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Pasco resident becomes a teacher, prom king and delegate in the same year

Pasco teacher becomes a delegate for students at Democratic National Convention

Mark Hoover became three things in the time span of one year – a teacher, a prom king, and now a national delegate for the Democratic Party. A social studies teacher at Pasco High School, Hoover, 33, was elected prom king by students in his first year.

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Sanders thanks Washington delegates

Tired and disillusioned, Washington delegates energized by Bernie Sanders pep talk

Washington state delegates are weary from late nights, and others are worn down by the political process. But Wednesday morning, many of the state’s delegates in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention found the strength to stand, cheer and chant “Bernie,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appearance at breakfast.

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Sanders campaign propels delegate into political life

West Richland delegate looks beyond Bernie at convention

Two days into the Democratic National Convention, some Bernie Sanders delegates are still refusing to compromise within the Democratic party. “Bernie or Bust,” they say. But Kate Moran, a Tri-City delegate from West Richland, is not among them. In fact, she was so moved by Sanders, she is ready to enter the game of politics herself.

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Smile: Spokane, Washington Clinton delegate wants accessible oral health care

By Christina Klos

Yvette Joseph wants you to have a healthy smile. And she’s willing to battle politicians for it.

Joseph is a Spokane delegate representing Washington’s 5th Congressional District — including Walla Walla, Adams and Whitman Counties — at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

She hopes to ensure that at the convention Democratic platform’s health care plank increases access to affordable oral health care. Specifically, Joseph promotes the licensing of mid-level dental providers, also known as dental therapists. A delegate for Hillary Clinton, Joseph believes Clinton can lead the party in “making significant changes in this area.”

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Gov. Jay Inslee singles out Democrats from eastern Washington at delegate breakfast

Gov. Inslee gives Eastern Washington shout-out at national convention

Democrats from Eastern Washington have long felt like second-class citizens in their own party. So they were delighted when Gov. Jay Inslee singled them out for attention Monday at the state party’s delegate breakfast at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Former Mayor Street visits Temple DNC News

Above: Mayor John Street speaks with Tracy Yatsko of the Temple DNC News Bureau earlier this month. Photograph by Christina Klos for the Temple DNC News Bureau.

Former Philadelphia Mayor John Street met with the staff of the Temple DNC News Bureau last week to discuss the 2016 election cycle, his experience as a public official and his expectations for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. During Street’s first few months as mayor, the 2000 Republican National Convention was held in Philadelphia.

At “these conventions more than any other place you can go — with the possible exception of a state fair — you actually see who this country is, which you don’t see every day,” said Street. “Seeing delegates from Iowa and Florida are so different than what we see everyday here in Philadelphia.”

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Temple DNC News Bureau correspondents and partnering news organizations

abruzzoChristopher Abruzzo is a Journalism major entering his senior year, has worked as a Temple Update anchor and producer and Update Now anchor. Chris also leads campus tours as an Owl Ambassador and aspires to become an anchor and reporter for a news station in the Philadelphia area.

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Temple DNC News Bureau Correspondents

abruzzoChristopher Abruzzo is a Journalism major entering his senior year, has worked as a Temple Update anchor and producer and Update Now anchor. Chris also leads campus tours as an Owl Ambassador and aspires to become an anchor and reporter for a news station in the Philadelphia area.

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Pairings

Correspondent News Organization
Aishwarya Menon American Urban Radio Network
aurn.com
New York
Alexa Ross All Digitocracy
alldigitocracy.org
Washington
Brianna Spause The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette
islandpacket.com
Hilton Head Island, SC
Cherea Hatcher Bradenton Herald
bradenton.com
Bradenton, FL
Christina Klos Tri-City Herald
tricityherald.com
Kennewick, WA
Christopher Abruzzo Sun Herald
sunherald.com
Gulfport, MS
Hannah McComsey The Telegraph
macon.com
Macon, GA
Harrison Brink The Fresno Bee
fresnobee.com
Fresno, CA
Jennifer Kerrigan Idaho Statesman
idahostatesman.com
Boise, ID
Jeseamy Muentes KTVQ
ktvq.com
Montana Television Network
Liora Engel-Smith VTDigger
vtdigger.org
Montpelier, VT
Louis Finley Centre Daily Times
centredaily.com
State College, PA
Michaela Winberg The Bellingham Herald – bellinghamherald.com
Bellingham, WA
Paige Gross The Wichita Eagle
kansas.com
Wichita, KS
Rob DiRienzo KTVA 11HD
ktva.com
Anchorage, AK
Talore McBride The News Tribune
thenewstribune.com
Tacoma, WA
Taylor Carson The Tribune
thetribunenews.com
San Luis Obispo, CA
Taylor Schwartz Belleville News-Democrat
bnd.com
Belleville, IL
Tracy Yatsko KTVQ
ktvq.com
Montana Television Network
Jon Dowding templedncnews.org
Temple University
Philadelphia