Explaining the news had a moment in 2014. It even became the mission of some new news ventures on the block, like Vox. We’ve tried to make it the backbone of our efforts for a while now, along with investigations, and a few of the moments in which we stepped back to explain the dynamics at work behind a major news event became our most popular stories this year.

Here’s the full list of our top 10 most-read stories for 2014.

1. 5 Big Claims ‘Blackfish’ Makes About SeaWorld

2. When Police Can — and Can’t — Pull You Over

3. Takeaways from SeaWorld’s Big Anti-’Blackfish’ Campaign

4. The Scope of San Diego’s Gang Problem

5. The Darling of San Diego Solar Manufacturing Is on Its Death Bed

6. Local Economists: Yes, We Should Build a Stadium. No, It Doesn’t Make Economic Sense.

7. Six Years and $10 Million Gone, the Convention Center Expansion Is Dead

8. 5 Things to Know About Concealed Guns in SD

9. ‘I Just Wasn’t That Stoked on Where the City’s Going’

10. Anatomy of a Civic Failure: What Happened to the Big 2015 Celebration in Balboa Park

Sara Libby was VOSD’s managing editor until 2021. She oversaw VOSD’s newsroom and content.

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