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Governments battle to maintain bridges

By Ryan McGeeney, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

When Washington County employees began tearing down the Miley Wagon Bridge near Baldwin earlier this year, there was no doubt about how the county was going to stay within its estimated $400,000 budget for the project: in-house manpower and resourceful purchasing.

A quarter of the road bridges in Arkansas are obsolete and, of those, a third are in serious need of repair.

This story was published with help from IRE's Total Newsroom Training

News organizations chosen for Total Newsroom Training

Eight news organizations have been chosen for IRE’s Total Newsroom Training.

TNT is a new program that provides intense, in-house training for newsrooms dedicated to watchdog journalism.

More than 50 applications were submitted. Training is customized and includes sessions ranging from public records battles to hands-on data analysis.

"We are thrilled with the large number of strong applications we received for this first-time program," IRE Executive Director Mark Horvit said. "The selection process was very difficult, which is a testament to the quality of work being done in newsrooms across the country."

Congratulations to the following newsrooms:

  • Belleville News-Democrat ...
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Last week to apply for free Total Newsroom Training

Time is running out for your chance to get free investigative training for your newsroom. The deadline to apply for Total Newsroom Training from IRE is by the end of the day on Friday, Feb. 22. 

TNT is meant to reach organizations that are hungry for customized investigative training but can't afford it. Training is tailored to the needs of your newsroom and is designed to increase your ability to provide watchdog and enterprise coverage for your community and to produce work that can lead to changes and improvements in those communities.

Custom sessions can include hands-on training using ...

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