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As regulators put a price tag — $1.32 billion — on what Scott Tucker's payday-lending enterprises have squeezed out of poor people, a grand jury convenes.
The Pitch  |  Steve Vockrodt  |  02-03-2016  |  Features

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver shows up to back a bold taxpayer ask: $18 million for 18th &

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II stands in an elevator on the first floor of Kansas City, Missouri's City Hall on a dreary Wednesday afternoon. Cleaver, flanked by a security guard, is heading to the 26th floor, where the City Council is about to meet and discuss the prospect of an $18 million infusion to the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District...
The Pitch  |  Steve Vockrodt  |  01-14-2016  |  Policy Issues

Stuck With Secretsnew

As questions linger about Missouri's shadowy lethal-injection protocol, the state is days away from killing another inmate.
The Pitch  |  Steve Vockrodt  |  01-26-2014  |  Crime & Justice

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