This N.J. cop used more force than anyone else. Is he violent or just good at his job?
A 16-month-long investigation flagged hundreds of New Jersey officers using force at alarming rates, including one South Jersey cop with an utterly unique record. (2,092 words)
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 south. One family's story shows their hope — and the hurdles they face. (2,177 words)
Injury on Missouri waterslide highlights lax regulation
A woman said she was injured on a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis. Yet no government official conducted a safety inspection of the slide before it opened, because Missouri doesn't consider waterslides to be "amusement rides." (734 words)
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)
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)
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)
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)