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  • The Rainbow Foundation

    Houston Post looks at The Rainbow Foundation, an organization that claims to help dying kids but really exploits children to raise money for other projects.
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    Worcester (Mass.) Telegram article finds high schools receiving kickbacks from photographers chosen for senior class yearbook projects.
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    Cadence (East Grand Rapids, Mich.) shows how power plant construction projects are usually characterized by cost and time overruns due to greed, deliberate labor slowdowns and, in the case of one Michigan plant, theft.
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    New Castle (Pa.) News does series on the decaying state of some city housing projects; the housing authority tolerates infestation, leaking pipes, clogged sewers.
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    Business Journal finds Dallas-based contractor for controversial Portland Veterans Administration hospital had been convicted for mismanagement and deception on other projects.
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    Seattle Post-Intelligencer series on corruption in Seattle Housing Authority programs finds housing projects incomplete, questionable loan practices, conflicts of interests.
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    Washington Monthly article describes how the Pentagon's taste for glamour and expense in weaponry results in better and less expensive alternatives getting overlooked; article compares "drone" aircraft projects by U.S. Army and Israeli company; Army project still on the drawing board and will cost over a billion dollars while Israeli project is cheap, it works and is already deployed, .
  • Bid-rigging and blackmail in public works projects

    Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) investigation finds bid-rigging and blackmail allow five Long Island contractors to dominate major public works projects.
  • National Freedom Institute

    New York Magazine article profiles the National Freedom Institute, a roguish band of right-wing zealots who worked as freelance agents for Lt. Col. Oliver North on Grenada, arms to Iran and other apparently illegal projects.
  • The nation's public housing system is crumbling under the Reagan administration

    APF Reporter finds the nation's public housing system crumbling as the Reagan administration axes programs from the budget. (Supplement: terrible living conditions from poor planning in the construction of high-rise public housing projects; A Sheltered Crisis--Fair Housing in the '80s.)