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    News & Leader (Springfield, Mo.) reports on the unwillingness of local prosecutors and juries to clamp down on drunk drivers, even repeat offenders.
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    Amarillo News-Globe does series on many aspects of the nuclear waste problem; focuses on Nuclear Regulatory Commission's proposed high-level nuclear waste repository and its impact if located in Deaf Smith County, Texas, one of the recommended sites.
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    Kansas City Star publishes results of an Environmental Protection Agency medical study that names cancer hot spots in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.
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    New Castle (Pa.) News reveals that "pickle liquor," a highly toxic waste, was flowing from a steel plant onto a slag dump in violation of pollution laws and was possibly running into a river.
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    Willamette Week (Portland) details a controversy between houseboat owners and some harbor developers who were planning riverfront condominiums; article also deals with state policy on moorages.
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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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    Chronicle Tribune documents charges that the Grant County clerk was playing with public money by delaying--often by as much as a year--county bank deposits.
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    Lake County (Ohio) News-Herald series reveals that urea formaldehyde, an inexpensive foam insulation used in houses, is injurious and possibly lethal to humans.
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    Courier-News series examines abuses and problems (mainly patient and staff violence) at the New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, a state school for the retarded.
  • Jails: Mississippi's Worst Punishment

    Clarion-Ledger publishes series, "Jails: Mississippi's Worst Punishment," on poor conditions and problems in the state's county and municipal jails.