Noelle Straub

Noelle Straub

Noelle Straub is the deputy managing editor of Stateline. Before joining Stateline, she edited and reported for E&E News.

As 988 Crisis Line Sees More Use, States Debate How to Pay for It

By: - March 29, 2023

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat Almost everyone agrees that putting money behind the national suicide and crisis hotline is a good thing. But not everyone thinks a new phone tax is the best way to pay for it. Since the crisis line’s […]

Firing Squads Could Return as States Debate the Death Penalty

By: - March 9, 2023

Idaho wants to bring back the firing squad. The state House last week approved a bill that would allow the execution method as an alternative to lethal injections. Idaho has had trouble getting the drugs needed to kill inmates on its death row. Lawmakers in other Republican-led states likewise want to expand or reinstate the […]