To be fair, many of our readers often remind us that Missouri is also the Meth lab capital of he nation which makes a journey to rural areas not as "quaint" as advertised . . . Given that crystal is much more popular than walnut bowls in the stix. But I digress . . .
Here's the newspaper lamenting stats and trying to add context to an ongoing problem while doing the best to not seem condescending about it all. Take a look:
'National shame': Missouri leads U.S. in rate of black homicide victims - again