Jeremy Kohler

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Jeremy Kohler is a reporter covering issues in the Midwest. He came to ProPublica from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he worked for more than 20 years. As an investigative reporter there, he produced projects that exposed fraud and abuse in policing, prisons, pension systems, hospitals and courts. For the past three years, his coverage has focused on St. Louis County government and politics, where he contributed to an investigation into corruption that triggered a federal probe and ended up with the county executive going to prison. In July, Kohler reported a widely read story delving into the litigation history of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, known as the St. Louis gun couple.

Before he joined the Post-Dispatch, Kohler was a reporter for the Gloucester County Times, Trentonian and Courier-Post newspapers in New Jersey. He has also served as an adjunct journalism instructor at Washington University since 2003.

Clean-Energy Loans Trapped Black Homeowners in Debt. The Legislature Just Started Trying to Fix the Problem.

Lawmakers in Missouri are exploring ways to rein in the state’s clean-energy loan program, which ProPublica found disproportionately harms Black homeowners.

State-Supported “Clean Energy” Loans Are Putting Borrowers At Risk of Losing Their Homes

Dozens of Missouri homeowners who used PACE loans to fix up their houses ended up trapped in debt and could soon see their homes sold at auction.

“Sense of Entitlement”: Rioters Faced Few Consequences Invading State Capitols. No Wonder They Turned to the U.S. Capitol Next.

Armed far-right mobs met little law enforcement resistance when they repeatedly attacked state capitols. You can draw a direct line from that kind of impunity to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6.

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