Samantha Waldroup

is a politics and news contributor to Heavy. She was previously a staff writer on the State Executives Project at Ballotpedia. You can reach her by email at or follow her on Twitter at @samwaldroup.
  • Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus & X Launch Confirms Wireless Charging Rumors

    Apple confirmed that the new iPhone models—iPhones 8, 8 Plus, and X—will feature wireless charging capabilities at the company's product launch on Tuesday. 

  • iPhone X or iPhone 10? How To Pronounce The Name Of The New iPhone

  • True Or False? Florida Rumors, Fake News & Hoaxes During Hurricane Irma

  • WATCH: Trump Says He Will Visit Florida “Soon”

  • Funny Photos & Videos From Florida Residents Who Didn’t Evacuate For Hurricane Irma

  • NWS Warnings Will Come From San Antonio After Key West Team Loses Comms In Storm Bunker

    The National Weather Service's San Antonio office has taken over monitoring and warnings issuance after losing communications due to Hurricane Irma.

  • Outage Maps: Irma Leaves Millions Without Power In Florida [Sept. 11 Update]

  • Florida Keys Tells Irma Evacuees Not To Come Home “Until Further Notice”

  • First Hurricane Irma Related Death In Florida: Man Falls Off Ladder Putting Up Shutters

  • Hurricanes Katia & Jose: Sept. 7 Projected Paths & Forecasts

  • Hurricane Irma Evacuation in Florida: Toll Fees Are Waived But May Still Register At Toll Stations

    Florida Governor Rick Scott announced on Tuesday that fees for traveling on toll roads would be lifted starting at 5pm to help Florida residents comply with evacuation orders in anticipation of Hurricane Irma making landfall over the weekend, but some toll stations may still register a transaction when cars pass through.

  • Where To Report Hurricane Irma Price Gouging In Georgia?

  • Where To Report Hurricane Irma Price Gouging In North Carolina?

  • Where To Report Hurricane Irma Price Gouging In Florida?

  • Los Angeles Airport International Terminal Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

  • LIVE STREAM: Graham-Durbin DACA Press Conference

  • Reactions to DACA Repeal: Protests, Walkouts, & Support From Surprising Sources

  • Javier Palomarez’ Resignation From Trump Diversity Council: 5 Fast Facts

  • Fox & Friends’ Clayton Morris Announces Retirement From TV

  • Harvey Floodwaters Start to Recede

    Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert confirms Brazos River has crested and floodwaters are expected to begin receding, tells residents they can "travel freely in the county".

  • Mitch Landrieu: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know