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Across the country, PIN sources are sharing personal stories and expertise to help journalists deepen reporting on a range of topics. This is a collection of stories produced by PIN Bureau partner newsrooms and informed by PIN sources. Scroll to the bottom to see the most recent PIN-driven stories.

AZ teachers caught in middle of standardized testing debate

Cronkite News asked parents and teachers for their views on the use of the Common Core State Standards in Arizona schools. Steve Hughes, a local middle school math teacher, shares his perspective on assessments with reporter Mark Mingura.

Arizona Common Core Standard initiatives sparks debate

Cronkite News is reporting on bills in the state legislature that would stop the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in Arizona. PIN Bureau analyst Kylie Gumpert shared a few PIN source perspectives.

Readers weigh in on 2014 political ads

PIN sources from across the country shared their perspectives on some of the 2014 ads. The Center for Public Integrity publishes insights from nine of them. 

Arizonans share thoughts on Ferguson

Arizona PIN sources on how they initially reacted to the events in Ferguson after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson.

Colorado: Armed teachers in classrooms

Colorado Public Radio’s “Colorado Matters” program spoke with three PIN sources who shared experiences regarding armed teachers in state classrooms.

Hispanic, Latino, Chicano?

The PIN source offered insight to a story about Hispanic, Latino and Chicano students’ educational paths and identities.

Small-town Kansas restaurants worth the trip

Some of the best Kansas restaurants are located in small towns, according to Wichitans. The Wichita Eagle used PIN sources recommendations in this story about favorite eateries worth checking out.

Young, Independent Voters Flex Political Muscle In Colorado

PIN helped Colorado Public Radio reach millennial voters who do not identify with a political party. “Since September, 30,535 voters have registered with the Colorado Democratic party,” reporter Ben Markus said. A PIN source also provided insight for the rising registration numbers before the Colorado caucus.

What happened when you went to vote in the AZ Primary?

Arizona voters faced long lines and other issues in the presidential preference elections on March 22. Forty PIN sources shared their photos and experiences from the polls. Cronkite News included insights from five PIN sources on Twitter.

How PIN Sources Influence The News

Across the country, PIN sources are sharing personal stories and expertise to help journalists deepen reporting on a range of topics. This is a collection of stories by PIN Bureau partner newsrooms and informed by PIN sources. Cronkite News Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction is a 30-minute investigative … Continue reading How PIN Sources Influence The News

With age comes discounts – it doesn’t hurt to ask

The Wichita Eagle shares senior discount tips and information gathered from PIN sources. Sources inform The Wichita Eagle about discounts on veterinary services, animal adoptions, restaurants and liquor stores.

Laveen residents look forward to South Mountain Freeway

Two PIN sources talked to a reporter from Cronkite News about how the South Mountain Freeway will make their lives easier. The process of building the South Mountain Freeway began recently after years of debate and anticipation.