Yanqi Xu (pronounced yen-chee shu) most recently covered courts and law for NC Newsline in North Carolina, focusing on criminal justice, voting rights, housing justice and redistricting. Prior to that, she was part of a team at the Investigative Reporting Workshop that developed the Public Accountability Project, a newsroom search tool that hosts more than 1 billion public records in one place. She hails from China, where she first developed an interest in telling stories that resonate with people, no matter where they are.
A small unit inside the Omaha Police Department helps to handle the deluge of mental health crises that police grapple with daily. One out of every three 911 calls OPD responded to last year was tied to mental health. The co-responders unravel mental health mysteries. They also help victims of crime, including Yanqi Xu, this story’s author.
Seven out-of-state buyers, including a Utah church, a Philadelphia corporate farm and a California investment fund, spent nearly $250 million in the past five years on pricey Nebraska farmland, FFP analysis shows.