Latest from Griff Witte
Joplin has had a surge of cases in recent weeks, and a painful reckoning over how to stop it.
  • Jul 4, 2020
The action is “another step forward in seeking justice for Ahmaud,” the prosecutor said.
  • Jun 24, 2020
Leaders say morale is low in departments, potentially complicating the push for change.
  • Jun 10, 2020
The disproportionate impact of coronavirus on African American communities has left faith leaders fearful of a resurgence.
  • May 31, 2020
The New York governor said after a White House visit that the president “gets it,” but he slammed congressional Republicans.
  • May 27, 2020
The state’s health director has a vast fan club as well as a vocal set of detractors.
  • May 18, 2020
The question of whether the country should continue to stay at home has spawned wildly different reactions, including in communities that aren’t very far apart.
  • May 7, 2020
The dichotomy underscores how an eagerness by Trump and several state governors to begin restarting economic activity after a weeks-long slowdown has clashed with a stubbornly high national caseload that has defied the president’s predictions of a swift and safe reopening.
  • May 4, 2020
The state has the third-highest number of cases and the fourth-highest death toll.
  • May 1, 2020
Experts worry that staggered reopenings could give the virus more opportunity to spread.
  • May 1, 2020