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Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.

Stereotypes cloud immigration debate

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Without PIN, KOSU would not have been able to find someone who has lived in the country for decades as an illegal immigrant, yet doesn’t fit any of the common preconceptions. LIkewise, PIN helped us find someone who is here legally, yet has a back stor…

The joys and difficulties of becoming an American citizen

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In advance of the Fourth of July, we looked at the meaning of citizenship in this country.Recently, the Crawford Family Forum hosted a PIN-driven program called Becoming American, hosted by Take Two’s A Martinez. The panel included Bricia Lopez, Mexica…

Requiem for a department store, not a downtown

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has a simple question to people trying to draw complicated conclusions from Macy’s impending departure from downtown St. Louis: When was the last time you shopped there. PIN sources weigh in on this report and share their insight about what’s up in downtown St. Louis.