The news that dominated the first full weekend of 2019 had much in common with the national issues that were brewing up until the new year.
The partial shutdown of the federal government entered its second week of overwhelmed departments, unpaid employees, and gridlock between the White House and Congress.
A gunman killed three and injured four in a shooting at a Torrance, California bowling alley in 2019’s most damaging incident of gun violence yet.
A week after second-grader Jazmine Barnes, who was killed in a drive-by shooting, a 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with capital murder. Barnes’ death sparked national headlines, garnering attention from celebrities and mobilizing a community who called themselves her “army.”