Virginia Pelley

Virginia Pelley

Virginia Pelley is a Tampa-based freelance journalist who has written for Al Jazeera America, The Washington Post, and VICE Motherboard.

The Rise of Public-Sector Crowdfunding

Around the country, local governments are soliciting donations for everything from dog parks to public defenders. Is this a practical response to budget cuts or a sign that publicly funded services are in trouble?

Coming to a City Near You: Stolen Guns

Smash-and-grab burglaries of gun stores are on the rise, and there’s not much cities can do to stop them.

Do Anti-Bullying Laws Work?

A new study shows that anti-bullying laws are effective, as long as they have certain key components.