5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

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FILE PHOTO --  Florida Governor Rick Scott takes the stage prior to a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump on US-Cuba relations at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo - RTS18YVX

Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a death warrant Monday for the state’s first execution in 18 months. File photo by REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five state and local politics stories you may have missed in the past week.

  1. Increased ICE activity spurs worries in Wyoming farm country — 7/3. Arrests and anxiety appear to be on the rise in rural parts of the Equality State. — Wyoming Tribune Eagle
  2. State corrections leader hopes to see results after criminal justice reform — 7/3. The leader of the state’s prison system implements a new law aimed at reducing the prison population. — Bismarck Tribune
  3. Permit allows state to import hemp seed — 7/2. The islands get DEA approval and hope to make hemp a statewide commodity. — Hawaii Tribune-Herald
  4. Florida schedules its first execution in more than 18 months — 7/3. After months of legal questions, Gov. Rick Scott issued the state’s first death warrant in well over a year. — Miami Herald
  5. Mary Taylor to announce candidacy for governor — 7/3. The race to lead Ohio heats up fast, with a list of heavyweights already running and the current lieutenant governor about to throw her hat in the ring. — Cleveland Plain Dealer

READ MORE: 5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time (June 28)

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