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    • Loren Lynch Joins The Trace as Its First Director of Development January 24, 2022
      The Trace is excited to announce that Loren Lynch has joined our staff as director of development, the first person to hold that title since the organization was founded in 2015.  Loren comes to us from the Texas Observer, where she served as interim publisher after four years directing the news outlet’s development programs and […]
    • Could Gun Restrictions Modeled on Texas’s Anti-Abortion Law Work? January 19, 2022
      A Texas law that took effect in September bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy. In a novel workaround, the state isn’t enforcing the ban. Instead, the law allows private citizens to sue medical providers who violate the law, as well as anyone else who aided in […]
    • Terrorism Charges for Mass Shooters? Experts Are Divided. January 14, 2022
      The 15-year-old student accused of fatally shooting his classmates at Michigan’s Oxford High School in November is inching toward a trial to determine his guilt on 24 felony charges. One of them — committing an act of terrorism — has rarely been applied in the context of mass shootings, so the move has reignited a […]