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    WQAD-TV (Quad Cities) airs series on abuse and padding of travel expense reports by city officials in East Moline and Rockford, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, 1981.
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    KMTV-TV (Omaha) investigates inability of law enforcement officials to handle inmates out on the streets in furlough or work release programs; one man arrested for sexual assault is learned to have been a former furlough escapee, May 4-6, 1982.
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    KMOX Radio (St. Louis) looks at the high cost of nursing homes to Missouri and to its elderly; state officials say costs are driving the state toward bankruptcy; includes statistics on the trend of spiraling costs and increasing numbers of elderly in nursing homes, June 6-16, 1983.
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    KGBT-TV (Harlingen, Texas) finds that community's water system has high levels of DDT and other pesticides; officials knew of health hazards but kept information from the public, 1981. (script only)
  • The Needy versus the Greedy

    KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) "examined fraud in the local administration of the unemployment program and the food stamp program. An individual was contracted by KSL to fraudulently obtain unemployment compensation and food stamps. Incredibly, reporters were able to document the fraudulent claims by following the 'plant' into the government offices and actually filming his conversations with program officials."
  • Engineering An Empire

    WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg) finds conflicts of interests among public officials in Hernando County is earning them money and polluting the political process as the county develops, 1983.
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    Wall Street Journal describes the frustrations and dangers Environmental Protection Agency officials encounter when they try to enforce environmental policies, January 1985.
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    Philadelphia Inquirer looks at new evidence, gleaned from the Gen. Westmoreland trial, that American officials lied about the strength of the enemy during the Vietnam War (no date). Zucchino PA Vietnam Westmoreland
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    Philadelphia Inquirer investigates why city officials ignored violations of city codes by members of the MOVE organization when they built a bunker on the roof of their row house, and how that inaction may have contributed to the eventual confrontation between MOVE and police in which 11 people died, Oct. 27, 1985.
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    Syracuse Herald-Journal shows that competitive bidding for heavy equipment contracts in Onondaga County was manipulated by officials who tailored bids to favor certain contractors, Feb. 3-4, 1985.