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Natalie Delgadillo


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Natalie:

Would Changing the Rules for Police Change the Outcomes?

In the wake of Stephon Clark's death, California is considering the strictest rules in the country about when deadly force can be used. But they may not impact criminal cases against cops. → Read More

Do Weak Labor Laws Actually Spur More Teacher Strikes?

The recent protests in conservative states point to a potentially counterintuitive reality. → Read More

Are Massachusetts Gun Laws a Model for the Country?

The state has the lowest gun death rate in the country. Congress is considering a bill that would incentivize other states to copy its firearm policies. → Read More

Are Massachusetts Gun Laws a Model for the Country?

The state has the lowest gun death rate in the country. Congress is considering a bill that would incentivize other states to copy its firearm policies. → Read More

With No Power to Pass Gun Laws, Florida Cities Prepare Plan B (and C)

Florida's failure to ban assault weapons has angered some local officials, but they have few options for recourse. Some are taking the issue to voters, while others are challenging a state law that bans cities from passing gun laws. → Read More

West Virginia Teachers Strike Inspires Talk of Protest in Other States

The success of the statewide walkout, which ended on Wednesday, could spur similar movements across the country at a time when the fate of unions is in the Supreme Court's hands. → Read More

Utah Lawmakers Are Not Good Rappers

Members of the state House released a parody video explaining how a bill becomes a law “with a surprise twist.” → Read More

Washington State Passes Nation's Toughest Net Neutrality Law

It's the first legislature to pass a law of this kind since the FCC repealed federal net neutrality regulations in December. Lawsuits are likely to follow. → Read More

Post-Parkland, Some Unlikely States Embrace Gun Control

The mass shooting at a Florida high school may be turning the tide of gun politics as some Republicans, including President Trump, embrace the idea of gun control. → Read More

How the New Tax Law Could Slow Disaster Recovery in Small Towns

A lesser-known provision in the GOP tax overhaul ends the benefits for victims of small-scale disasters. → Read More

EPA to States and Cities: This Is Your Job Now

President Trump’s proposed budget would slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, leaving states and localities with an extra burden. → Read More

Maggots With a Side of Dirt? What Privatization Does to Prison Food

The meals served to prisoners have been a catalyst for riots throughout history. Prison advocates and workers say outsourcing the kitchens to companies only makes them worse. → Read More

Some States Want to Save Net Neutrality, But Can They?

On Monday, Montana became the first to reinstate some of the rules the FCC repealed. The question of whether states have the right to do that, however, will likely end up in court. → Read More

Coming Soon to Solitary Confinement Cells: Nature Videos

After a study showed that watching nature videos can have positive benefits for inmates, some prisons are adding them to their lineup. → Read More

It's Not Just Washington. At Least 3 Other States Share Drivers' Immigration Info With ICE.

After learning about this information exchange last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a vocal critic of Trump's immigration policies, quickly restricted it. → Read More

How Artists Are Helping Governments Reach Everyday People

Step 1: Attract citizens with interactive art installations. Step 2: Talk to them about the community. → Read More

Now That Trump Banned Kaspersky Software, Will Local Governments?

President Trump signed a bill last week that bans Kaspersky Lab software on federal computers. Local governments were initially hesitant to stop using it, but most are now following the feds' lead. → Read More

Friends of the Children's 12-Years-Long Mentorship Program Is Helping Save At-Risk Youth

It turns out that how long a mentor sticks around can have a huge impact. One organization is working with schools to follow kids from kindergarten to graduation, and it's expanding to more cities. → Read More

Texas Church Shooting Exposes Federal Gun Law Loopholes

Federal law prohibits convicted domestic abusers like the Sutherland Springs shooter from owning firearms. But enforcing the law requires proper reporting and the help of states, say gun control advocates. → Read More

Will Global Warming Make Air Conditioning a Legal Right?

Across the country, prisoners or their families are suing states for heat conditions they argue amount to cruel and unusual punishment. → Read More