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Allison Winter

Allison Winter

Allison Winter is a Washington D.C. correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Alaska Beacon.

Demonstrators protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building as two cases challenging affirmative action were being argued inside, Oct. 31, 2022. (Photo by Ariana Figueroa/States Newsroom)

U.S. Supreme Court justices cast doubt on affirmative action in college admissions

By: - October 31, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Monday questioned the legality of race-conscious policies in college admissions, as the justices weighed two cases that could upend the admissions process many colleges use to try to boost diversity on campus.  At issue are two cases that challenge the lawfulness of affirmative action at Harvard […]

Sen. Raphael Warnock speaks about his proposed cap on insulin prices in an Atlanta pharmacy, February 2022. Ross Williams/Georgia Recorder

As insulin costs soar, diabetics say a $35 cap on co-pays is not enough

By: - June 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — Lacy Mason was a 21-year-old graduate student in Atlanta when she started rationing her insulin. As a Type 1 diabetic, she needs to take insulin every day for survival. But when the cost surged to $960 a month, Mason could no longer afford it. She had aged out of Medicaid and her student […]