fter the storm hit on Sept. 20, a group of St. Louis-area residents with ties to the island made a plan to collect donations and send them to Puerto Rico. PIN source Angel Recci, president of the Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis, said his whole family…
Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.
No Place Like LA is our new series that asks transplants and immigrants to LA, “When was the moment you felt that Los Angeles was truly home?”
Many white residents of the St. Louis area don’t understand why demonstrators are pinning their protests to the not-guilty verdict for Jason Stockley, a white, former St. Louis police officer who shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man. Several PIN sources shared their insight to help inform this report.
St. Charles County’s population skyrocketed from 90,000 in 1970 to almost 400,000 today — a pace unmatched anywhere else in the state. It also has the second-largest bloc of GOP voters in the state and attracts lots of businesses. PIN sources shared their insight life is like in St. Charles County.
PIN helped us successfully find and contact a surprising number of people who are fans of both teams in the state’s vicious rivalry between BYU and Utah.
Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has faced a bipartisan call for her removal from office after the University City Democrat posted on Facebook that she wished for President Donald Trump’s assassination. But many of the residents in her district who responded to a Public Insight Network query said that while they don’t support what the senator wrote, they don’t want her removed from office.
We sent a query out to a wide Minnesota audience asking how Hurricane Harvey has affected them and their loved ones. In response we heard from a Minnesotan woman who was stuck there after traveling to Texas on vacation and a woman who was waiting for h…
NO PLACE LIKE L.A. IS OUR SERIES THAT ASKS L.A. TRANSPLANTS AND IMMIGRANTS: “WHEN WAS THE MOMENT YOU FELT THAT LOS ANGELES WAS TRULY HOME?”THIS IS THE STORY OF ELLEN ISAACS FROM LOS ANGELES.
Supporters and critics of Missouri’s right-to-work law are targeting non-union voters like PIN source Heather Inman. She’s the first to admit that she hasn’t a clue how the law that bars unions and employers from requiring all workers in a bargaining unit to pay dues would affect her. Her questions helped inform this report.
Ahead of the solar eclipse, which passed right over the St. Louis region on Aug. 21, 2017, we asked PIN sources to share their plans, questions and concerns. Their responses helped shape this report.