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Since 2000, Judge Donna Scott Davenport has overseen the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County. Following reporting from Nashville Public Radio and ProPublica, state legislators have introduced a bill seeking to oust the judge.

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New Documents Prove Tennessee County Disproportionately Jails Black Children

Newly obtained reports show that Black children in Rutherford County are locked up more than twice as often as population size would suggest. And as the rest of the country has made progress on racial disparities, the county has gotten far worse.

After Years of Complaints, Florida Improves Pollution Monitoring Near Burning Sugar Cane Fields

Regulators updated air-monitoring equipment following a ProPublica/Palm Beach Post investigation that found shortcomings in the way authorities police air quality during the cane burning season in Florida’s heartland.

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