Stories published collaboratively by a group of news, education and media outlets from all over the state. Our inaugural project focuses on solutions journalism which means we dig deep into proposed fixes to find out what’s working, what’s not, what the evidence is and who’s accountable when it comes to behavioral health. Our first project has been funded through Solutions Journalism Network.
As I made my way through the aisles, I got a stare from a white male, maybe in his mid-30s to early-40s. He had a scraggly beard, work boots, faded jeans, and a worn T-shirt. On his waist, an open-carry but holstered handgun. I’d made my complete assessment of him within seconds: Proud Boy member, Pro-White hate group, Far-right conservative. I just knew that in the parking lot, he likely had a 4×4 pick-up truck that was plastered with inflammatory and divisive slogans, topped with at least 16 American flags. I’ve seen this all before. READ MORE