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    Albuquerque Journal investigates Moncor, Inc., a bank that became the state's second largest multi-bank holding company, finding irresponsible lending, aggressive and allegedly fraudulent stock transactions, and a close association with a Texas banker whose four banks failed and caused the company to collapse.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian tells how a Texas real estate developer teamed with two local politicians, a state senator and an airport commissioner to win approval for a high-rise office tower that didn't conform with city planning codes.
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    Dallas Morning News looks into the Texas custom of using untrained justices of the peace to do death inquests, which can result in disclassified accidents, overlooked murders and environmental hazards going unnoticed.
  • Secret Justice

    Dallas Morning News articles look at the practice of some judges of sealing civil court records from public view because of privacy and financial interests; reporter pieced together information contained in some of the cases through interviews and other court records.
  • The Mail-Order Monster

    El Paso Times series on the mega-business of mail fraud looks at everything from phony bust developers to weight loss scams and ministerial credentials.
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    Wall Street Journal article examines role of money and politics in Texas state courts; lawyers contribute to campaigns of judges hearing their cases, including lawyers in celebrated Pennzoil-Texaco case.
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    Montgomery County Daily Courier (Conroe, Texas) uses county auditor's documents to show the county has been losing money by depositing its funds in non-interest-bearing checking accounts.
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    The News (Snyder, Texas) investigaties Browning-Ferris Industries. The company disposed lethal doses of cyanide and nitrobenzene into sludge from settling pits and delivered the sludge as a road base and resurfacing material to developers and builders. Residents living near the roads say they are ill from the fumes.
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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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    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.