Do schools’ dress codes unfairly target girls of color?
Candice is a St. Louis, Mo., native who received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her master's from American University in Washington, D.C. Before joining Governing, she worked as a web producer for Politico, a politics fellow with The Atlantic, and a weekend White House freelancer for Bloomberg. She has covered criminal justice, education and national politics.
It's the first state where the legislature -- not voters -- legalized cannabis sales. But that's not all that makes it unique.
A growing number of states and cities are letting residents identify as neither male nor female, setting up a cascade of tough policy questions.
2018 was a bad year for GOP female candidates. The ones that did win elections don't hold as much power as Democratic women.
Less than half of the states where the drug treatment is legal protect patients from employment discrimination. Courts have generally sided with employers -- until recently.
Some are targeting bar and restaurant staff to better respond to sexual harassment and violence.
States are starting to address the jurisdictional issues that leave so many of these cases unsolved.
The state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corp is building rail cars for some of America's biggest cities, prompting cybersecurity concerns and bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate.
A Miami suburb might be the first in the nation to let residents participate in -- not just watch -- public meetings from anywhere they have an internet connection.
Jails and prisons around the country are replacing in-person visits with video calls, enacting strict mail policies and other regulations that limit inmates' communication with family, friends and lawyers.
As most Americans struggle with money management, some states are making schools teach kids about personal finance. What's the best age to start?
Police departments have been sending their leaders to Israel to learn about the country's counterterrorism strategies since the 1990s. But growing opposition is pushing some to rethink these exchange programs.
The Trump administration has shifted away from overseeing police in favor of tackling violent crime.
On the heels of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, these results raise questions about how alleged misconduct factors into voters’ decisions.
The state is the latest where voters have weighed in on the debate.
In 2016, Coloradoans voted against abolishing slavery as punishment for a crime. This year, they had a change of heart.
Massachusetts voted to keep a 2016 law that protects transgender people from discrimination in public spaces.
In a year with more redistricting measures than usual, voters in several states reduced politicians' role in the process of drawing voting districts.