Chris Bowling is an investigative reporter for Flatwater Free Press. Prior to joining Flatwater Free Press Chris was an investigative reporter and editor for The Reader, Omaha's alternative monthly newspaper where he focused on issues like climate change, housing, health, criminal justice and social issues. A native of Cincinnati, Bowling graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018.
In the wake of the Saint Francis debacle, the State of Nebraska has taken over case management inside the Omaha-area child welfare system. It’s still struggling, experts and the state’s own metrics show.