An end-of-week selection of stories the Pacific Standard staff has been following.
Doctors are caught in an illicit opioid scheme, Washington State moves toward renewable energy, and a fireball lights up the Mid-Atlantic.
FEMA calls Trump's bluff, a study shows gay dads are excellent parents, and giant creatures are alive and well.
A measles outbreak increases vaccination demand, a new bill would address the crisis of missing Native American women, and California's wet weather eases drought conditions.
A measles outbreak hits the Northwest, Australia breaks heat records, and a fourth state mulls banning the gay panic defense.
Global warming could affect your coffee buzz, Antarctic ice is fast disappearing, and cats in Wyoming are catching the bubonic plague.