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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
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Decades ago, California created a special police force to patrol exclusively at its five state developmental centers – taxpayer-funded institutions where patients with severe autism and cerebral palsy have been beaten, tortured and raped by staff members. But California Watch found that this state force, the Office of Protective Services, does an abysmal job bringing perpetrators to justice. Reporter Ryan Gabrielson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, exposed the depths of the abuse inside these developmental centers while showing how sworn officers and detectives wait too long to start investigations, fail to collect evidence and ignore key witnesses – leading to an alarming inability to solve crimes inflicted upon some of society’s most vulnerable citizens. Dozens of women were sexually assaulted inside state centers, but police investigators didn’t order “rape kits” to collect evidence, a standard law enforcement tool. Police waited so long to investigate one sexual assault that the staff janitor accused of rape fled the country, leaving behind a pregnant patient incapable of caring for a child. The police force’s inaction also allowed abusive caregivers to continue molesting patients – even after the department had evidence that could have stopped future assaults. Many of the victims chronicled by California Watch are so disabled they cannot utter a word. Gabrielson gave them a resounding voice. Our Broken Shield series prompted far-reaching change, including a criminal investigation, staff retraining and new laws – all intended to bring greater safeguards and accountability.
Michigan's No Worker Left Behind program faced funding cuts in 2010. A large proportion of the funds for the program were going to private trade schools, however, no state agency was licensing or inspecting these schools.
After an employee of a trucking company received a letter stating he no longer had a job and benefits, he found out the company was closing its doors. The company was in violation of the Warn Act, which requires companies to give their employees thirty days notice before shutting down. A number of companies have left other employees without a job and without notice. This is happening due to the poor economic conditions across the nation.
Fortune reports on increasing job cuts in different industries. The story reveals that, in "the unemployemnt flu of 2001," many of the people losing their jobs are white-collar, college educated and upper middle class. Profiles of some of the new unemployed trendsetters, who lost their jobs with WorldCom, are featured in the article. It also includes layoff statistics for different sectors and big corporations, as well as advice to white-collar unemployed on how to cope with the change and to find new jobs.
Time Magazine reports that "Thirty months into a recovery, Americans are realizing that the great American job is gone. In its place: a new world of work...all sorts of people who never thought they would be on the jobless lines - professional and managerial types, highly skilled technicians and long-seniority office workers - are joining laid-off factory hands in looking for jobs and not finding them.."
The Repository (Canton, Ohio) looks at job retraining in the United States and finds that retraining programs are usually a false hope; most factory workers who lose their jobs suffer the ecomonic consequences for the rest of their lives with only a small fraction of laid-off workers being retrained, May 23, 1992. # OH Wynn Keane Defense cuts