Gun license numbers don’t tell whole story | Daily Herald
State data paints an imperfect picture of gun ownership across the suburbs.

Prisoners of Profit | The Huffington Post
Florida’s Lax Oversight Enables Systemic Abuse At Private Youth Prisons.

Broken Bonds | Chicago Tribune
Despite borrowing $10 billion to fund school construction, Chicago still has an overcrowding problem. Millions also went to schools that now stand empty.

Waiting for the 8th |The Washington Post
The months seem a bit longer for a D.C. woman and her family after recent cuts to the food stamps they rely on.

It could happen again | The Dallas Morning News
Eight months after fertilizer plant blast, no major safety changes result; legislation, lawsuits remain up in the air.

Deadly border agent incidents cloaked in silence | The Arizona Republic
Republic investigation finds little public accountability in Southwest Border killings.

Assisted living fines often go uncollected | U-T San Diego
Since July 2007, the department has collected only half of the $2.9 million in penalties it levied against facilities statewide, according to a U-T Watchdog review of state data.

Breaking the silence | The Balitmore Sun
Men who are sexually assaulted in the military often find it difficult to report the crime. That’s one reason they rarely get justice.

Meth Menace Part I: From meds to meth | The Charleston Gazette
A Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette investigation reveals that cold pill sales are fueling West Virginia’s meth lab epidemic.