Stories

The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 27,000 investigative stories.

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    Honolulu Advertiser looks at the growing problem of tourist rape as well as tourist-generated crime in Hawaii.
  • Unsafe Dams: Red Tape and Politics Snare Repairs

    Los Angeles Times runs Pulitzer Prize-winning series on dam safety that uses federal documents to show safety and inspection procedures were lax and many dams were defective, prompting congressional action.
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    Fayetteville (N.C.) Times reporter infiltrates the migrant labor corps to get story of worker abuse, poor conditions.
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    The Progressive reports on the lucrative business selling Korean babies for adoption in the United States.
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    The Sun (Atlantic County, N.J.) uses close scrutiny of real estate transactions, practices and law as basis for series about land speculation on parcels of casino land by organized crime in Atlantic City.
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    The Sun (Baltimore) uses data from legislators' expense accounts, financial disclosure forms, General Accounting Office audits and vouchers to conclude that it costs taxpayers an average of $1 million per congressman and senator just to keep each one paid and comfortable.
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    Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) looks at documents that yield details of how Small Business Administration and credit union members got burned when credit union made illegal loan to unqualified borrower.
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    Sports Illustrated looks at spreading scandal of corruption, including game-rigging, in jai alai.
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    Gannett News Service demystifies one of the country's most powerful, least understood institutions and examines its current policies and the controversies surrounding them.
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    Hanford (Calif.) Sentinel looks into accusations of wrongdoing in Cotton Inc., the New York-based research and promotion arm of the cotton industry.