Stories

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    Texas Monthly in-depth article argues Texas prisons must be returned to disciplinary code courts recently said were cruel; new discipline code has made the prisons more dangerous, quadrupled costs and made it more difficult to control prisoners.
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    Science Digest article details the dangers of everyday exposure to low-level radiation; cancer risks are going up with spread of high-tech medicine and the nuclear industry.
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    Detroit News does series on Michigan's public defender system in which indigents are often defended by incompetent and corrupt attorneys.
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    The Oregonian (Portland) issues special report on the Mount St. Helens eruption--its prediction and its impact on the region's environment and people.
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    Roanoke (V.A.) Times and World-News series investigates drug-trafficking network in Montgomery County, Va., involving businessmen and public officials.
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    Cleveland Press runs series on the city's historical society and how its trustees and staff members inflate appraisals on donations for tax purposes and use the society's collection of art for private purposes; reporters use price lists for antiques and tax records to expose these practices.
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    Times-Union (Albany) series examines nepotism in county Democratic organization as well as the city and county governments, looking at the benefits to recipients and the cost to taxpayers.
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    Tribune (Oakland, Calif.) article uses FAA documents to examine controller errors and violations of regulations that contributed to the death of four Bay-area residents in a plane crash.
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    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article details how members of the city council hire friends and relatives for well-paying make-work jobs.
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    Wall Street Journal explains the infiltration of aflatoxin, a cancer-causing agent 100 times more potent than PCB, into the nation's food supply; details the difficulties in controlling aflatoxin and the problems it causes for Midwest farmers.