Caitlin Dewey

Caitlin Dewey

After mass shootings, some states mull body armor bans

By: - July 23, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Calls for new gun restrictions inevitably follow most American mass shootings, including the one that killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket six weeks ago. But in the wake of the Tops supermarket massacre, legislators in New York and in several other states also have turned their attention to a new target, civilian body […]

Some food stamps programs begin to allow for restaurant purchases

By: - January 23, 2022

Maryland resident Rhona Reiss began speaking out about gaps in the food stamp program the day she learned it wouldn’t cover rotisserie chicken. Under long-standing federal policy, benefits can’t be used to buy hot or prepared foods—even for older adults like Reiss, who is 77. But that policy is shifting in Maryland and in states […]