Shifts in ethics Utah may become the first state to declare pornography a public health crisis, with a state senator introducing a resolution to recognize a range of "societal harms" from the "epidemic."
Paths to progress From Silicon Valley to the Central Valley, California relies on about 130,000 foreign guest workers to do everything from tech jobs to picking crops. A new law, the first of its kind in the nation, is aimed at cleaning up recruiting. Final part of a series.
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has called the Seattle antitrafficking task force an 'extraordinary partnership' that in a decade of operations had investigated more than 140 cases. Part 11 in a series on solutions to labor trafficking.
Montreal is the latest city in Canada to try to spot vulnerable people at risk of radicalization before they potentially commit a terror attack. The US government is reportedly mulling a similar program.
A path to progress Large companies are now required to disclose what they are doing to tackle labor abuses in their supply chain. For some activists, lawsuits offer a path to accountability. Part 13 in a series on solutions to labor trafficking.
Some 8 in 10 Americans say it's important for religious freedom to be protected for Christians, a new poll finds. That number drops to 6 in 10 when it comes to protecting the religious rights of Muslims.
I'm a reporter on education, politics, and other national news topics; mother of a preschooler and a toddler, which means acting as referee, lots of running in circles, and imaginary play on spaceships; active church member; lover of dance; and onetime poet who keeps thinking someday there'll be time again for poetry.
Climbed a fourteener in Colorado, got even higher in altitude on a visit to Tibet, and on a more earthly note, committed to cloth diapering!
Women's studies and Government, 1989 - 1993
University of Missouri–Columbia
Journalism master's, 1996 - 1998
City Honors High School
1985 - 1989
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