natalie.bolinger.facebookReading from the Voice Media empire: Months after the tragic February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the debate over the proliferation of guns in the U.S. continues to rage. But while mass-casualty events grab the headlines, individual incidents of gun violence, many of which attract little attention, result in fatality figures that are just as shocking. A disturbing example: Since last July, the same number of teenagers have been shot to death in one state as were slain at Stoneman Douglas. Westword has the story.

jacqueline.bickfordReading from the Voice Media empire: A new lawsuit maintains that employees at a county jail knew 31-year-old inmate Jacqueline Bickford was suicidal but ignored her medical needs for days prior to her death by hanging inside her cell. It’s at least the third suit this decade against the county over alleged institutional misconduct at the facility, with the previous two resulting in big payouts. Westword has the story.