HIGHLIGHTS

Guatemalans are sending a record amount of money home during Trump’s presidency. Will their investment pay off?

Feeling vulnerable in the U.S., Guatemalan immigrants are sending billions of dollars back home. One family's story shows their hope — and the hurdles they face. (2,177 words)

PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL / PDF

 

Missouri Senate moves to speed up Greitens ethics inquiry

Missouri’s understaffed Ethics Commission can’t currently take action on a complaint against embattled Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. A bill endorsed by state senators would change that — but it would require the governor’s permission to do so. (468 words)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / THE WASHINGTON POST / THE NEW YORK TIMES / PDF

 

Inside the Class That Teaches Missouri Lawmakers When It’s OK to Pull the Trigger

Once a year, state legislators gather for private firearms instruction. Some also leave with new ideas for relaxing gun laws. (1,728 words)

THE TRACE / VOX MAGAZINE / PDF

 

In prison for the election, John Dukes released into its aftermath

John Dukes missed one of the most contentious elections in modern American history. He will not miss its effects. Who he is and what he represents say a lot about how this country will, or will not, move forward after 2016. (1,514 words)

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN / WASHINGTON TIMES / BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT / QUINCY HERALD-WHIG / PDF

 

The Gospel according to the Boone County Commission

Current and future members of the Boone County Commission explored how their faith informs how they govern, or hope to govern. Their answers revealed subtle differences in theology, differences that point to both areas of conflict and areas of surprising unity. (1,404 words)

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN / PDF

 

Ready to practice comics journalism? Ask these questions before you commit

Seven questions every editor and artist that wants to make non-fiction comics should ask, based on a dozen interviews with some of the best graphic journalists in the world. (1,305 words)

POYNTER / PDF