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Candice Norwood

Web Producer/Writer

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.

Less than 24 hours before the law was set to take full effect, U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs issued an order blocking enforcement of the bans on abortions at eight, 14, 18 and 20 weeks, pending further review.
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed eight lawsuits against eight separate e-cigarette companies on Tuesday, alleging that the companies are "unlawfully targeting children" and not requiring appropriate age verification when selling products.
Tens of thousands of cannabis convictions will be automatically expunged under a partnership between a tech nonprofit and Cook County prosecutors.
The panel recommends redrawing school-district lines citywide to “fully integrate” them within 10 years.
Utah has one of the highest rates of suicide in the U.S. And from 2006 to 2015, 85% of firearm deaths in the state were suicides.
The states, led by California and Massachusetts, argue that the government is already failing to provide detained children with safe and sanitary conditions.
Oklahoma pursued the first case against a drug manufacturer for the national public health disaster, and the ruling may point to what lies ahead in 2,000 more lawsuits.
Several states may be straying into dangerous territory.
A Dispatch analysis found that 1,641 voters who cast ballots after the 2015 primary election — an action that should have prevented them from being placed on a potential purge list — were sent last-chance notices this summer, warning that their registration could be canceled Sept. 6 if they didn’t act.
Five children aged 10 and under have been shot and killed since April and Krewson asked anyone with information to come forward because "conventional policing tactics are not enough."