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    Los Angeles Times Magazine reports on the contamination of Kesterson Reservoir, and one scientist's struggle to have the problem cleaned up naturally by bioremediation; tells how high levels of selenium found at the reservoir were caused by irrigation waste waters; and explains how the government's first solution, to turn the reservoir into a toxic dump, was scrapped in favor of burying the contaminated soil under truckloads of dirt.
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    Los Angeles Times runs articles on a California businessman who made illegal campaign contributions to state politicians, April 1984-January 1985.
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    Los Angeles Times looks critically at a proposed subway system for the city of Los Angeles; reporters find claims that the project would reduce pollution and congestion and help to reshape the city were unfounded, July - December 1984.
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    Los Angeles Times issues special section on the Pentagon as employer, purchaser of goods and services, and bureaucratic monster; because of its size, the military-industrial complex makes politicians captives, ultimately resulting in the breakdown of the system of checks and balances, July 1983.
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    Los Angeles Times details widespread financial exploitation of cast-off children in group homes; reveals the variety of schemes operators used to enrich themselves at the expense of the children's well-being, June 1982.
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner article says a radioactive cloud that drifted over the city in 1958, as a result of atmospheric nuclear testing in the Nevada desert, was far more serious than previously reported, July 1983.
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    Los Angeles Times reporter obtains internal industry documents to show how the tobacco industry is using its money and public relations know-how to court organized labor, minority rights groups and others to help fight smoking bans and improve its image, May 22, 1988.
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    Los Angeles Times describes the failure of California's Victim Witness Assistance Program to aid crime victims; shortage of staff and resources leaves program fraught with delays and frustrations, May 22, 1988.
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    Los Angeles Times series focuses on the threat to the world environment of deforestation, looking at the problem from historical, scientific, political and economic perspectives, June 14 - 22, 1987.
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    Los Angeles Times articles give history of the U.S. media's coverage of AIDS, giving reasons why the mainstream press was slow to pick up on the story, and how it has developed since then, Dec. 20 - 21, 1987.