Paige Pfleger is a reporter for WOSU, Central Ohio's NPR station. Before joining the staff of WOSU, Paige worked in the newsrooms of NPR, Vox, Michigan Radio, WHYY and The Tennessean. She spent three years in Philadelphia covering health, science, and gender, and her work has appeared nationally in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Atlas Obscura and more.
In Tennessee, teens who sought judicial permission for an abortion instead of their parents no longer have that option. Judges and others who helped teens now worry about what options are left.
Alex Youn's sister had taken legal steps to protect herself from her violent estranged husband. She and her mother were killed anyway. Youn used clues she left to change loopholes in Tennessee law.
In addition to her ouster, Dr. Michelle Fiscus says Tennessee is stopping all of its vaccination outreach efforts for teens and children – not only for COVID-19 but also for other illnesses.
The COVID-19 pandemic has derailed "Mule Day" for a second year in a row. Now, a debate in the Tennessee town that hosts the event is split about an alternate "Mule Fest" that plans to take its place.