The threat from disasters may be growing, but preparations in many states are still hamstrung by politics, money and red tape.
May 24, 2016
Missouri’s initiative comes as voters in 10 other states will face stricter ID requirements for the first time in a presidential election.
May 12, 2016
There's still no national standards or training for officers who walk school hallways.
May 4, 2016
Had prosecutors not engaged in misconduct, the officers' sentences would have been four to five times longer.
April 20, 2016
With police departments under scrutiny in the wake of high-profile shootings, some states are tightening laws to keep problem officers off the streets.
April 8, 2016
Newark's police reform deal is a new model. The question is whether it will work.
March 31, 2016
Veterans' chronic pain from battlefield injuries has become a double-edged threat.
March 28, 2016
Trump's words may offend, but they're still considered protected free speech. Here's why.
March 14, 2016
Children who slip through the cracks risk falling prey to traffickers in the U.S. or being sent back to countries plagued by violence.
March 7, 2016
Overdose deaths are on the rise in communities of color, too, with devastating effects.
February 23, 2016
Federal officials have twice failed to force reforms on a police department. Will Ferguson be next?
February 11, 2016
The vote, which overturns a veto from the governor, is the most significant expansion of voting rights for felons in recent years.
February 9, 2016