The 24-hour news cycle is filled with political coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
1. Special election in red Pennsylvania district could be bellwether for 2018 midterms — ABC, 2/4. Democrats have taken aim at a GOP-controlled House seat in Pennsylvania in a race that could be a preview of the midterm elections.
2. Opponents of gerrymandering keep winning, but it might not affect 2018 . — Washington Post, 2/4. Many voters will be casting ballots in 2018 districts deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court
3. Florida’s ban on felons voting ruled unconstitutional by judge — Reuters, 2/1. A federal judge found that Florida’s policy of banning felons from voting after they’ve served their sentences is unconstitutional.
4. Immigrant rights groups say federal policy change will dissuade some asylum seekers — Texas Tribune, 2/2. The federal government will now be expediting asylum requests, but activists say that is not necessarily a positive step.
5. As opioid overdoses rise, colleges supply reversal drug — Politico, 2/2. Advocates are pushing campuses to invest in Narcan, a nasal spray that can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.