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Introducing The Missouri Independent: ‘Detectives for the people’

Legendary New York muckraker Wayne Barrett was once asked to explain to his son’s elementary school what it meant to be an investigative journalist. He quipped, “We are detectives for the people.” That line always stuck...

Social media ads another battleground to reach voters in Missouri governor’s race

Depending on your data and interests collected on Facebook, the advertisements pushed online by the two leading candidates for Missouri governor tell two very different stories. In the spring and early summer, Gov. Mike Parson's...
Rev. Michelle Higgins speaks to canvassers

Groups work to energize Missouri’s Black voters in election’s final weeks

All summer and into the fall, the Rev. Michelle Higgins has set aside any thought of leisurely weekends with her family. Instead, she and her two children have been out knocking on doors. “My children’s...

Missouri budget bouncing back from COVID, but experts warn economic weakness remains

When a drug store customer selects a promotional package offering a free toothbrush with a new tube of toothpaste or two extra razors in a bag of shavers, there’s a good chance the sale...

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