Benjamin Payne

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“Ro-ro” your boat to Georgia: why the state sees a lucrative future in automotive shipping

Jan 15, 2024
The rural Port of Brunswick is trying to overtake the Port of Baltimore as the top “roll-on/roll-off” port in the U.S.
A Nissan Rogue exits the bay of the vehicle carrier Neptune Ace at the Port of Brunswick in Georgia.
Benjamin Payne

"Murder hornets" found in Washington raise concerns for U.S. agriculture

Oct 1, 2021
The giant hornets pose a threat to bees, and by extension, the crops that bees pollinate.
Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney displays a trap he retrieved, set in an effort to locate the Asian giant hornet on May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Washington.

As casinos reopen amid COVID-19, researchers question the safety of smoking

Sep 11, 2020
Some public health researchers are raising concerns about secondhand smoke particles potentially latching onto COVID-19, but Nevada continues to allow patrons to light up
A sign at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada, informs patrons of new protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevada has not banned smoking at casinos, unlike some tribal and state governments that have imposed bans, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Benjamin Payne for Marketplace