The following story will move Monday as this week’s Tuesday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
NKOREA OFF THE GRID
PYONGYANG, North Korea — More than 20 years after his father almost bargained them away for a pair of nuclear reactors, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has his nuclear weapons — and a nation still plagued by chronic blackouts. But years of sanctions have spurred the North to cobble together a creative smorgasbord of alternative resources, some off the official grid and some flat-out illegal. By Eric Talmadge. 1,200 words, photos.