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All Ferguson: Your Guide To The Facts And Issues

Michael Brown's Normandy High School graduation photo
Provided by UPI

Since Aug. 9 when 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, St. Louis Public Radio reports have been digging into many facets of what happened and the aftermath.

Below you will find all of our articles divided into topics. We also have been runninga live blog that pulls in tweets and articles of interest.

  • The Shooting: What are the facts? What has been reported? What are the rumors?
  • The Setting: What is Ferguson like? Demographics? Businesses? Residents?
  • The Protests: How did they evolve? Who are emerging as leaders? What are the demands
  • The Police: What was the response? Chain of command? Militarization? Stress?
  • The Law: What are the legal limits of prosecution? How does a grand jury function?
  • Other Police Shooting Deaths: Kajieme Powell, Vonderrit Myers Jr.
  • Racial Divide: What are the disparities in the region? How do perceptions differ?
  • The Politics: What changed since the shooting? What are politicians doing in response?
  • The Schools: How have teachers and students dealt with the events?
  • The Arts: What have painters, musicians and others done to respond to the issued raised?
  • The Region: How have religious leaders and individuals stepped up? The region?

Scroll within the list of stories to see all of them:

Donna Korando started work in journalism at SIU’s Daily Egyptian in 1968. In between Carbondale and St. Louis Public Radio, she taught high school in Manitowoc, Wis., and worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the copy editor and letters editor for the editorial page from 1973-77. As an editorial writer from 1977-87, she covered Illinois and city politics, education, agriculture, family issues and sub-Saharan Africa. When she was editor of the Commentary Page from 1987-2003, the page won several awards from the Association of Opinion Page Editors. From 2003-07, she headed the features copy desk.