Grantee Sky Chadde discusses reporting on one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks at a meatpacking plant in the country — Triumph Foods in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
From City Hall to the White House, our investigation found, officials let Triumph Foods stay open as hundreds of workers got coronavirus. Four died.
Under the policy, workers usually receive a point or points for missing a day. If they gain enough points, they’re fired.
At least 4,627 Arkansas poultry workers have been infected by the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. More than half of them are Hispanic.
Law enforcement agencies in Illinois have used the money and property seized from citizens to pay for a wide variety of items.
Reforms to state civil asset forfeiture laws have made it slightly tougher to seize property, but critics say they don't go far enough to protect citizens.
Illinois, Indiana and Iowa have seized millions of dollars in property under civil asset forfeiture laws, but critics say recent reforms to the laws do not go far enough to protect citizens.