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February 12, 2024
Native American children are dramatically overrepresented in the child welfare system. Experts say that trend is devastating for families and tribal nations, but difficult to solve.
February 09, 2024
Watch the video to find out how tourism is connected to trafficking on the Cape.
January 26, 2024
With significant implications for the management of groundwater in Nevada, the Supreme Court had ruled that the state has broad authority over such management.
“Cascading failures”: Justice Department blasts law enforcement’s botched response to Uvalde school shooting
January 18, 2024
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said that had responding officers followed general procedures, some victims would have survived.
January 08, 2024
In response to a suit claiming they trespassed through the airspace of a ranch, four Missouri hunters trace Western legal history that rebuffed landowners blocking access.
December 29, 2023
It had been a busy news year even before the tragic August wildfires in West Maui.
December 28, 2023
The state ignored or was unaware of allegations of jailhouse rape, brutal beatings and corrupt acts by sheriffs and their deputies, even when there was ample evidence to examine.
December 18, 2023
Benevolence Farm offers housing, employment and other support to women leaving incarceration as they begin again.
December 15, 2023
The Vian Police Department has implemented more regulations in local schools as students and parents in the small town of 1,300 people in eastern Oklahoma deal with the aftermath of a gun violence threat in their community.
December 12, 2023
San Benito County Sheriff says fraudulent accounts were created to purchase personal merchandise.
New Uvalde school shooting documentary and investigation reveal details of law enforcement’s flawed response
December 04, 2023
The “Inside the Uvalde Response” film and related reporting by The Texas Tribune, ProPublica and FRONTLINE analyze one of the most criticized mass shooting responses in recent history and show real-time insight into officers’ thoughts and actions.
Mississippi jailed more than 800 people awaiting psychiatric treatment in a year. Just one jail meets state standards.
November 13, 2023
Mississippi Today and ProPublica have been reporting on county officials’ practice of jailing people with mental illness, most of whom haven’t been charged with a crime, as they await treatment under the state’s civil commitment law.
In the rural town of Washington, rumors fill the void as details prove scarce in the deaths of 2 women
November 10, 2023
A Sunday vigil is planned in the town’s Carpenter Park, described as “a gathering for healing from violence and trauma.” Residents say they would like to hear more from Vermont State Police.
October 31, 2023
Leaders from both communities want the expanded department to include a “street crimes” unit tasked with investigating and curbing illicit drug sales.
October 28, 2023
Since Oct. 5, Vermont State Police have reported seven deaths considered to be suspicious. “As far as we can tell, they are all isolated incidents with no corresponding trend that we can identify at this point,” investigators said.