Marjaneh Rezaei tears are wiped away as she’s released from TSA detainment at Tom Bradley International Terminal (LAX) on Jan. 29, 2017. Rezaei is an American citizen born in Iraq, one of the countries that was listed on President. Trump’s travel ban executive order which targeted countries with a majority Muslim population.
A Jefferson City resident takes photos of debris following a tornado touchdown overnight in Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S. May 23, 2019. The tornado tore through parts of downtown and some residential areas towards the north side of town. Many buildings were severely damaged, but there were no reports of fatalities or serious injuries.
From left, Battle High School's Ethan Wiedmier, Keesean Payne and DaleShawn Coleman sit in the locker room at halftime at the game against Fort Osage on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in Independence. This is the fourth time the Spartans made it to state semifinals in five years.
Atterio Norman goes on a 5:30 a.m. taxi run from his home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Norman runs America's Best $10 Shuttle, a discount taxi service in Columbia, Missouri. He started the business after realizing that his mother may not be able to afford a taxi if she had to go to the hospital. Without a formal business education, he has had to learn as he grows his business. Norman also suffers from Crohn's disease which limits how often he can takes fares and any future plans for expanding his business.
The 350-foot-tall wind turbines of Atchison County stand next to a tree in early March in northwest Missouri near the Iowa border. The Rock Creek Wind Farm in Atchison, owned by Enel Green Power North America, is Missouri’s largest wind farm, consisting of 150 turbines. It began operating in November 2017. Local taxing on Rock Creek Wind Farm and two other farms help fund schools, local government and fire and ambulance districts. “We don’t get the chance for that kind of revenue anywhere else,” said Monica Bailey, the executive director of Atchison County Development Corp.
Left to right, Ron Cash; Michael Whitt, 10; Ronnie Cash, 10; and Ryan Mudd pass around a hockey puck at Stephens Lake Park on January 31, 2019. Michael and Ronnie are teammates on the ice hockey club Mid-Missouri Tigers. Mudd left work early to get the chance to play while the lake was still frozen.
Principal Tim Majerus gives students their prizes for winning “Math Night” exercises at Beulah Ralph Elementary School on March 15, 2019. Majerus will retire from Columbia Public Schools at the end of June after 30 years in public education.
Kari Kelly holds onto her mother, Kelsie Kelly, while Nailynn Spence looks off during the unofficial summer opening of Douglass Park on Saturday. Kelsie Kelly found out about the celebration at Douglass Park through her mother.
From left, Pam Cooper, Natalie Hampton, and Dylan Lorenz, look at polling results during the Brian Treece’s election watch party at Top Ten Wines in Columbia, Missouri on April 2, 2019. Treece defeated his challenger Chris Kelly to win a second three-year term by 64.2 percent of the vote.
Brian Treece and members of his watch party celebrate after Treece learned of his re-election Tuesday at Top Ten Wines. Treece, the incumbent, ran against Chris Kelly for the mayoral seat of Columbia. Antranik Tavitian/Missourian
Roman Ramsey, 6, scraped his chin in the concrete after attempting to ollie his skateboard off a ledge on Tuesday, September 25, 2019 at Cosmo Park in Columbia, Mo. The older kids at the park were landing difficult tricks which made Roman want to try them too, according, Josh Ramsey, Roman’s father.
Raytown South High School sophomore Caleb Harness waits to be stretched out by his coach, Nathan Brown, during a warmup in the boys Missouri State High School 2019 Wrestling Championships on Thursday at the Mizzou Arena. Harness was the only wrestler to qualify for the state championship. "It's a tough district ... our team is young and he's one of our most experienced," Brown said.
High schoolers from all across Missouri participated in the first day of the three-day Missouri State High School 2019 Wrestling Championships at the Mizzou Arena On February 15, 2019. It was the first-ever state wrestling tournament in Missouri that included female athletes.
William “piggy” Rogers leaves his home to go and wish his grand daughter a happy birthday in Columbia, Missouri on February 21, 2019. Rogers, now 72, is a recovering crack cocaine addict of 32 years. Rogers now lives in the home he lived in as a child before becoming addicted to crack; “I sit here sometimes and laugh at how peaceful it is now,” said Rogers.
Shredded plastic hangs onto a fence on Monday, July 30, 2018 near a gas station in western Kansas.
Kennie Birdon and Annette Coleboner sit outside Coleboner’s destroyed home on Thursday, May 23, 2019 the day after an overnight tornado hit Jefferson City, Mo. Coleboner did not have insurance for the home which suffered a collapsed roof and serious structural damage. “She’s been here for 15 years,” said Birdon, Coleboner’s brother. “It’s the meeting spot for all the kids.”