Latest from Aaron Williams

A new generation challenges the heartland

Big changes in small towns are fueling a racial justice movement across the Midwest.
  • Jul 11, 2020

‘This is what happens to us.’

The slow release of statistics on the virus’s effect based on race was an early flare that the response to the disease would follow familiar racial lines.
  • Jun 3, 2020

How the opioid epidemic evolved

An exclusive analysis of county-level data shows the predominant cause of opioid overdose deaths shifted between pills, heroin and fentanyl as the epidemic got worse.
  • Dec 23, 2019

At height of crisis, Walgreens handled nearly one in five of the most addictive opioids

Federal lawsuit alleges that Walgreens failed to stop opioid diversion as the epidemic spread.
  • Nov 7, 2019

How many pain pills went to your pharmacy?

Look up data on nearly 83,000 pharmacies at the front lines of the opioid crisis.
  • Aug 12, 2019

The DEA database: Find the data for where you live

The federal government has tracked the path of every pain pill in the U.S. Here’s where they went and how they got there.
  • Jul 16, 2019

Even as floods worsen, Midwest towns plan new riverfront development

Heavier rainfall and man-made development has worsened floods along the Midwest's great rivers.
  • Jul 13, 2019

How cable news networks covered the Mueller report today

Monday morning, cable news was abuzz with the end of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s inquiry into Russian interference with the Trump campaign during the 2016 campaign.
  • Mar 25, 2019

The history of U.S. border apprehensions

Following President Trump’s nationally televised plea to build a border wall, we look at the modern history of the arrest of migrants attempting to enter the United States without authorization.
  • Jan 9, 2019