Lauryn Higgins is a journalist whose work focuses primarily on public health, agriculture and climate change. A native of North Carolina, she now resides in Nebraska where she earned her master's degree in journalism. She currently works as a freelance journalist, adjunct professor of journalism and as a Midwest stringer for the New York Times and The Washington Post. She has worked for the New York Times, NPR, Women's Health, Salon, Teen Vogue and other outlets.
Debate over the GOP-backed “Let Them Grow Act” roiled Nebraska’s usually cordial unicameral legislature. With battle lines drawn for and against gender-affirming care, the PAC aims to use its national platform to support state-level candidates who will support their mission.
Lack of rainfall and water restrictions are two early signs of the future that are causing water worries to bubble up in Lincoln. As drought plagues the state, and with climate change promising more of the same, there is a plan to have a second water supply in place by 2048.