‘I’m just so angry’: Wichitans feel state neglected to warn them of danger
Investigative story done in collaboration between The Wichita Beacon and KMUW examining the state’s failures to communicate with Wichita residents of a predominantly Black neighborhood about a chemical spill plume identified in the 1990s.
Community is key after experiencing a loss to suicide, Wichita mental health leaders say
Story addressing importance of healthy discussions of depression as means to reduce suicide.
Defying a “gang list” label to find his voice and lend it to others
I’m calling this a democracy story because it the story of the lifelong struggle of a local Black man to be seen and heard for who he is and to find his voice in changing the system. It is exceedingly relevant as Wichita wrestles with its relationship issues between law enforcement and the Black community, particularly in relation to the “gang list.”
A diferencia de la mayoría de las cárceles en Kansas, el condado de Douglas ha encontrado una manera de encerrar a menos reclusos con enfermedades mentales.
Translation of “Unlike most jails in Kansas, Douglas County has found a way to lock up fewer mentally ill inmates”