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.
Battle High School linebacker Elias Edwards shows his emotions at halftime on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Fort Osage High School in Independence. The Spartans faced a 10-point deficit after two quarters, and lost 46-30 in the state semi-final game.
Gerald Walter listen to a sermon at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Near Tarkio, Missouri on March 10, 2019. Tarkio, a town near the border of Iowa, is of a little over a 1,000 residents. It’s demographic is aging, but a recent investment by Enel Green Energy, a wind turbine company, has broth jobs and economic stability to the farming region. “There’s a lot more people coming in than there had been,” said Tarko resident, Sherry Bowlin."
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.
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
Brian Treece does an interview with KOMU news during the his election watch party at Top Ten Wines in Columbia, Missouri on April 2, 2019. Mary Phillips, Treece’s wife, described the sentiment in the room as “just a feeling of joy for our community that the important work Brian started three years ago will continue.”
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.
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.