Gerry Pickens took a paycut to join the police department in tiny, overwhelmingly white Orting, Washington. Fired less than a year later, he’s now suing the town for enough to break it.
Daniel Norris lives out of his car. He’s also the #1 pitching prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast
Al Sharpton wanted to be a civil rights leader in the mold of Martin Luther King, Jr. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.
Javier Flores had hopes of a last-minute change in policy that would allow him to stay in Ohio with his wife and four kids, where he had a good job, a house, paid taxes. It didn’t come.
Elias Pompa is the lone deputy in one of the poorest counties in Texas. He is also at the center of the U.S. border crisis.
A profile of Nora Sandigo, guardian to hundreds of kids born in America to illegal immigrants.
Tereza Sedgwick trains to become a nurse aid, the fastest-growing job in America. It pays just better than minimum wage and has one of the highest burnout rates of any career.
One man's transition from military to civilian life.
Previously: Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast.
How living off food stamps is making South Texans obese but leaving them hungry.
Riding along on the Lunch Express.
The Barden family today.