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Extra Extra Monday: Billions given--not received, town sells water at a discount to NSA, Puerto Rico in financial troubles
Donor-advised funds: Where charity goes to wait | The Boston Globe
$45 billion of American philanthropic money has been given—but not received.
Utah town gave NSA a deal on water | The Salt Lake Tribune
Bluffdale agreed to sell water to the National Security Agency at a rate below its own guidelines and the Utah average in order to secure the contract and spur economic development in the town, according to records and interviews.
KCMO Homeland Security official under fire for awarding quarter-million dollar contract to neighbor | KSHB-Kansas City
A high-ranking federal law enforcement official with the Department of Homeland Security is accused of orchestrating a quarter-million dollar government contract for his friend and next-door neighbor, a 41 Action News investigation discovered.
Beating at developmental center goes unpunished after years of delays | The Center for Investigative Reporting
Records show investigations by California state regulators and local police into a beating at the Porterville Developmental Center in 2010 – in which witnesses reported nursing assistant Erik Hansen allegedly stomping a patient unconscious – were beset by lengthy delays and shoddy work.
Security gaps draw U.S. scrutiny of border sewage plant | San Diego Reader
Heavily redacted State Department document cites risky practices.
Puerto Rico, with at least $70 billion in debt, confronts a rising economic misery| The Washington Post
The economy here has been in recession for nearly eight years, crimping tax revenue and pushing the jobless rate to nearly 15 percent. Meanwhile, the government is burdened by staggering debt, spawning comparisons to bankrupt Detroit and forcing lawmakers to severely slash pensions, cut government jobs and raise taxes in a furious effort to avert default.
New worker safety problems at Sensient raise questions about IOSHA | The Indianapolis Star
Problems still persist at the plant, according to records obtained by The Indianapolis Star, adding fuel to ongoing concerns about the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration's enforcement practices.
Scientists: Rules on leaking tanks worrisome | Orange County Register
A leak was found under four 10,000-gallon storage tanks excavated in 1996 at this San Clemente gas station. The station, at 422 Avenida De La Estrella, is now a clean-up site that a consultant argues is complicated by nearby leaks.
Sheriff's Department hired officers with histories of misconduct | Los Angeles Times
Despite background investigations that revealed wrongdoing, incompetence, or poor performance, the department still hired dozens of problem applicants in 2010, internal records show.