The strict new directives, in some of the country’s most populous states, were intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Monica DaveyBy the end of the weekend, at least 1 in 5 Americans will be under orders to stay home. It feels hard right now to understand what’s happening beyond our empty blocks, but @juliebosman @jessemckinley explain.
There is an exodus of African-Americans from Chicago. Hardis White, 78, is one of those who left, and three generations of his family wrestled with staying or going.
Monica DaveyWhy are thousands of African-American families leaving Chicago? @juliebosman spent time over a period of months with three generations of one family to understand. Thank you, Hardis, Velma, Dora, Nesan, Tshena and Ke'Oisha White for telling your story.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there were hundreds of the same kind of people sitting in prison,” said Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore’s prosecutor, who created a unit to review old cases.
Monica Davey36 years ago, prosecutors helped send three men to prison for a murder officials now agree they didn't commit. Another prosecutor helped free them, and here's what she says about the case.
The city’s schools, stretched even before the lead crisis, are struggling with demands for individualized education programs and behavioral interventions for children with high lead exposure.
Monica DaveyFlint’s lead crisis has migrated from its homes to its schools. Neurological and behavioral problems among students are threatening to overwhelm the education system. Important reporting from @EricaLG
For generations of black Americans, The Defender, influential and tough, was a force: “You knew it didn’t happen if it wasn’t in The Defender.”
Monica DaveyThe Chicago Defender, the legendary black newspaper, is ending print editions this week. It's hard to even start to describe the significance of this institution. "You knew it didn’t happen if it wasn’t in The Defender."
Timmothy has been missing since age 6, after his mother apparently killed herself and left a note saying he was safe but “you will never find him.”
Monica DaveyIt seemed like a joyful story about a long-missing child who was finally found. It didn’t turn out that way. And the family of Timmothy Pitzen, who vanished in 2011 when he was 6, has to go on waiting, hoping.
A proposed law would make California the first state to automatically seal from public view the criminal records of people with misdemeanor or lower-level felony convictions.
Monica DaveyPeople say their rap sheets are getting in the way of jobs and housing. Now California is thinking about automatically sealing those records for millions of people. From Timothy Williams.
In Missouri, where Democrats’ fortunes have been dwindling for years, party members are trying to figure out how to win back voters.
Monica DaveyThis is essential reading AND listening today: Can you be against abortion and be a Democrat in politics at this point? The story, in words and on The Daily, is told from Missouri, but it applies all over. @stavernise is the best.