The following story will move Sunday as this week’s Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report.
PALU, Indonesia _ Six months after Palu was ripped apart by an earthquake, tsunami and liquefying soil that sucked neighborhoods into the earth, thousands of people are living in sweltering tent cities and almost a third of temporary housing is unoccupied after aid groups and authorities failed to connect it to water or electricity. A second crisis is looming as the Indonesian city runs low on funds and the central government withholds payments to people whose homes were destroyed or whose family members died. By Stephen Wright and Niniek Karmini. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos.