Your local headline roundup is a little short this week as your editor has been trying to take a little time off for basketball and birthdays. I wanted to make you knew I’m still reading and loving all the great stuff coming out of local.
Here’s a small sampling, and I promise to be back to full strength next week, so send great features, strong investigations and other compelling journalism to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll see you on the other side of the Sweet Sixteen.
This week’s roundup:
- The Indianapolis Star: The mobster in our midst
- The Des Moines Register: After mobile home park owner raises rents by 69 percent, neighbors worry elderly, fixed-income residents may lose their homes
- Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press: NJ police misconduct: A lying cop ruined a man’s life. It could happen to you.
- The Seattle Times: Lack of redundancies on Boeing 737 MAX system baffles some involved in developing the jet
- The Kansas City Star: Want an old Arrowhead seat? Thousands could end up on the market — or scrapped
- The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Deadly truck explosion in south Arkansas heard for miles, leaves crater in highway
- Portland (Maine) Press Herald: Nine maternity nurses at Maine Medical Center are due to make their own little deliveries
- The Kansas City Star: ‘It’s in our soul’: Missouri farmers tormented by floods will not give up the land
- The (Raleigh, North Carolina) News & Observer: Raleigh council member’s story of a neighbor and a dog makes city leaders cry