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. A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions’ Power — The New York Times, 2/22. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about whether government employees must pay a union fee.
2. Redistricting battles heighten the stakes for 2018 gubernatorial races — The Washington Post, 2/24. The upcoming 2018 elections have been largely focused on congressional races, but if Democrats want to regain power, gubernatorial races will be key.
3. Georgia Senate votes to allow adoption agencies to refuse gay couples — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/23. A religious liberties bill that would allow taxpayer adoption agencies to turn away gay couples passed the Georgia state Senate.
4. What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns — The Atlantic, 2/22. A Florida radiologist shares her experience of treating the gunshot victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
5. As gun debate roils on, teachers in this Texas school are already armed — Los Angeles Times, 2/22. Schools in about 24 states allow teachers to carry guns, but whether this reduces violence is unclear.