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  • Anatomy of an Election

    Common Cause Magazine studies the impact of U.S. policy on Nicaragua; millions in U.S. funds went into Chamorro's election efforts, while parties that did not receive American funds suffered.
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    L.A. Weekly examines the power struggle between developers, enviromentalists, and politicians over the transition of the Los Angeles River as railroad companies begin selling portions of its corridor and developers position themselves to exploit the opportunity; environmentalists are fighting to recover some of the natural beauty in a publicly protected urban green belt, Sept. 1 - 7, 1989.
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    Birmingham News investigates Alabama's two-year college system; discovers the system has outdated programs, uses funds questionably and pays faculty with doctorate degrees less than faculty teaching hair styling to prison inmates; also finds the two-year colleges intertwined with politicians who receive large salaries on college payrolls, Jan. 22 - 29, 1989.
  • Computer Records Stirred Simmering Pot for Gerald

    Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) uses computer-assisted research to examine the work of a county auditor who had held the position for 32 years; finds the auditor and his relatives and friends received large tax breaks or escaped paying taxes altogether.
  • Smith Ignores AG's Advice, Releases Big Char-Fuel Loan

    Star-Tribune tracks the questionable actions of state officials and an experimental energy company receiving state loan monies; discloses the energy company illegally used money from a circular bank loan to raise necessary matching funds.
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    Evansville (Ind.) Press investigates corruption of popular former mayor who used city money for home improvements and arranged for thousands of dollars in illegal sewer tap-in discounts for businesses and politicians, August-December 1987.
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    The Times (Hammond, Ind.) runs stories on a bungled grand jury investigation of corruption in township government; finds prosecutor had ties with those under investigation; several influential politicians escaped indictment, Aug. 30, 1987.
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    Globe and Mail examines financial relationships between developers and municipal politicians; many officials receive large undeclared contributions from developers, then vote to support illegal development proposals (Dec. 11-17, 1987)
  • New bankers have right connections

    Hartford Courant finds an unprecedented rise in the number of new bank charters being requested in the state involving dozens of politicians, some friends of the governor; stories demonstrate the potential for making a financial killing if the legislature opens the state to regional banking.
  • Winning at any Cost

    Courier-Journal investigates Kentucky elections and finds vote-buying, illicit cash, influence peddling, poor regulation and public apathy, Oct. 11-18, 1987.