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    Daily Press runs series on excessive spending at the Langley Air Force Base golf courses; work orders, comptroller reports, and financial information obtained through FOIA requests provided the basis for the story, March 1989.
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    Hoston Post exposes extravagant spending on entertainment by Texas' medical universities as the state's education system suffers a financial crisis, Feb. 4 and 7, Aug. 1, 1989.
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    San Francisco Examiner looks into research of biological warfare in the 1980s; despite a 1972 international treaty designed to end such warfare forever, the Reagan administration increased spending by 500 percent over five years, all on the promise of new superbacteria that might even be race selective; the investigation utilized Department of Defense and CIA reports, March 5 - 6, 1989.
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    Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) documents the inadequacies of the state's Medicaid system; despite spending more than any state in the nation, the program leaves the poor and elderly without adequate medical care; elderly often bankrupted by long-term care costs before Medicaid will cover them, Dec. 17 - 24, 1989.
  • PSU FOUNDATION INVESTIGATION

    KOIN-TV (Portland, Ore.) exposes a lack of accountability at the Portland State University Foundation, leading to excessive and unauthorized spending by the university president; also finds the university president was intimidating university and foundation staff, Feb. 17 - Oct. 10, 1988.
  • Jackson Hole Hospital Spending

    Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Guide examines the spending and budget plans of the local community hospital; finds plans for major hidden price increases, and huge increases in administrative spending.
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    Intelligencer/Record (Doylestown, Pa.) discloses that a county water resources authority spent millions of dollars to fight the very project the authority had been commissioned to build; exposes the role of the bond trustee in authorizing the spending, Feb. 28 - March 6, 1988.
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    News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) details the adverse effects of Indiana spending less than most states on public health care; the low spending has resulted in poor people not receiving medical attention, local health departments being severely underfunded, and child care centers not being inspected, Jan. 20, 1988.
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    Spokesman-Review/Chronicle (Spokane) describes the exploitations of elderly people; finds family members are frequently the exploiters, as was the case of a granddaughter spending her grandmother's savings on a car, travel and other luxuries, March 6, 1988.
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    Rocky Mountain News (Denver) examines Colorado's state government; reveals public agencies are often understaffed and underfunded largely due to decisions in the late 1970s to cut taxes and limit state spending; also finds the structure of the state government is antiquated, March 13 - 17, 1988.