It’s been a very interesting year for us. We changed our platform (on relatively short notice) and managed to keep over eight years of content in our archives accessible. That’s good.
2016 is an election year. That’s good for us. It helps us feed the content beast.
There are no limits on money in the political process through the state level in Missouri. That’s bad for everyone. That’s why we cover campaign finance. We’ll continue to do so.
Over the course of the last year we covered a number of government and political events in Missouri (and elsewhere), in the process taking thousands of photographs. Most of them didn’t make it into the blog. Some of the things we saw and heard made us smile, made us think, made us gasp, made us hope, and made us despair. We thought we’d provide a retrospective of some of the pictures and stories we consider to be memorable.
A perfect metaphor for the 2015 session of the Missouri General Assembly. On a ledge:
The exterior window ledge caucus (January 9, 2015)
President Obama came to Lawrence, Kansas:
President Obama in Kansas – January 21, 2015 (January 22, 2015)
President Obama in Lawrence, Kansas – January 22, 2015 – Photos (January 23, 2015)
State Auditor Tom Schweich, an announced candidate for governor in 2016, took his own life.
State Auditor Tom Schweich (1960-2015) (February 26, 2013)
Political dinners are a staple of Missouri politics. At the Kirkpatrick Dinner in Warrensburg:
Economic justice in the Fight for $15 in Kansas City.
Fight for $15 – Kansas City – April 15, 2015 (April 16, 2015)
Sometimes you have to be in two places, not quite at once, but in the same day.
The Great Orange Satan sponsored an event in Kansas City, we covered it as media:
Daily Kos in Kansas City – April 25, 2015 (April 26, 2015)
And at the Back to Blue Dinner in Cass County:
Back to Blue Dinner in Cass County – April 25, 2015 (April 27, 2015)