Stories

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    Trenton (N.J.) Times runs series on municipal garbage collection monopoly and how the lack of competition costs taxpayers thousands of extra dollars.
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    Minneapolis Tribune series investigates the city's United Way operation: its financing, management and effectiveness in serving the needy.
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    Commercial Appeal series finds government agencies charged with protecting workers from exposure to dangerous substances don't know when workers are exposed and are unable to force businesses to eliminate such exposures.
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    Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) publishes series on land swindles in eastern Oregon in which unwitting buyers purchased unusable ranch land.
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    Washington Post article explains how the CIA sets up front companies--airlines, insurance firms, etc.--to hide covert operations behind a mantle of private enterprise.
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    Wall Street Journal article on private investigators centers on one private eye and the techniques he uses to help companies fight takeover bids, lawsuits and white-collar crime; his clients include the Moonies and Iran's revolutionary government.
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    Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) spotlights the influence that container manufacturers had on the outcome of an Oregon study of the effectiveness of the nation's first "bottle bill" legislation.
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    Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) series looks at the conflict of unemployment vs. environmental damage in the closing of a Weyerhaeuser pulp mill in Everett, Wash.
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    KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) looks at inadequacies in the training program and the lack of fitness of firefighters in the Salt Lake County Fire Department.
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    KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) shows how that city's taxi service violates safety regulations with official sanction. (script only)