COMMENTARY | A solution from the founding era might work again today.
The proposal from San Jose, California Mayor Sam Liccardo veers into complicated terrain, where past efforts have failed.
New analysis of an initiative meant to increase trust between police and communities shows moderate success—and the potential for greater gains in the future.
COMMENTARY | In 2019 alone, 20 states and the District of Columbia passed sexual assault reporting reforms.
Illinois became the first state in the country to mandate safety protections for dogs and cats in kennel facilities.
Officials in several cities banned the technology’s use by municipal agencies.
Here are seven ways of understanding the IPCC’s newest climate warning.
Advocates renew cry for checks on guns after Texas and Ohio shootings.
Two days after a mass shooting in Dayton, Gov. Mike DeWine called for the state legislature to pass a “red flag” law, toughen background checks, and improve access to the state’s mental health system.
COMMENTARY | Gun control policies may someday restrict new gun sales. But what impact can they have when Americans already own millions of guns?
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he’d be open to discussing gun control proposals, while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott emphasized the need to address mental health issues.
COMMENTARY | Conservatives have not been afraid to confront extremism in our world, and we must not be afraid to confront terrorism here at home.
In the aftermath of the El Paso killings, some undocumented immigrants reportedly were too afraid to seek care or help locating their relatives.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | No more disposable water bottles in San Francisco airport … Challenging new voting law in Florida … A hold on Puerto Rico’s disaster money.
A California state official describes a “cultural shift” he’s seen in recent years.
In many states, the highest court lacks diversity. Thirteen supreme courts have never had a person of color serve on the bench, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
The Orlando Police Department ended its pilot program involving facial recognition technology this month, saying the agency was unable to devote the necessary resources to the program.
COMMENTARY | A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
Only a handful of states have laws that explicitly allow EMTs to treat injured K9s. Some Massachusetts lawmakers hope their state will be next.
With a focus on community policing and engagement with neighborhood groups, Aurora, Illinois has become a model for cities across the country.
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