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  • Bush's ruling class

    Common Cause Magazine investigates President George Bush's Team 100, 249 wealthy individuals who gave at least $100,000 each in soft money to help elect Bush in 1988, and finds that they were given special favors by the White House. Government records, corporate reports and industrial reports were used in the investigation.
  • Juvenile Injustice

    Chicago Sun-Times gives an overall look at Cook County, Illinois' juvenile justice system and reflects a system severly stressed, where mistakes occur regularly, trials move at a slow pace, and public defenders are overwhelmed; the system is so stressed that justice is rarely achieved, March 22 - 27, 1992.
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    Mother Jones compares U.S. and Canadian health care systems and finds the U.S. system sorely wanting; the United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, yet health indicators of U.S. citizens rank among the lowest in the industrialized world.
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    California Lawyer Magazine (San Francisco) reports on the mysterious murder of a San Francisco trial lawyer who was investigating financial scandals in the Bay area's bankruptcy courts; looks into the case he was investigating and why the police have come to a dead end, January 1991.
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    Milwaukee Journal reviews the evidence of the 1981 murder of a 30 - year - old woman, and finds that evidence in the case had been ignored, overlooked or withheld from the trial jury because a police officer was a suspect in the case, 1991.
  • Poison on the Riverfront

    Detroit News reports on the threat to the redevelopment plans for Detroit's riverfront posed by the city's past century of industrial pollution, Aug. 11 - 16, 1991.
  • Women and Children Alone: The trials, tragedies and triumphs of single mothers living on the edge of poverty

    Philadelphia Daily News looks at the plight of the 100,000 women and their children who are teetering on the edge of poverty by focusing on the lives of 30 women and their children as they seek to escape poverty, Feb. 5, 1991. *
  • Cloud of Concern

    KWWL-TV (Waterloo, Iowa) looks at the hazards of the production, transportation and storage of anhydrous ammonia and how the chemical industry and the EPA have conspired to bury and ignore tests that demonstrate the extremely hazardous nature of the chemical, April 29, 1991.
  • Cry for help

    KWWL-TV (Waterloo, Iowa) reports on the efforts of a cancer-stricken family that lives close to a toxic waste site to receive state and federal attention to their problem; neighbors relying on drinking water from private wells near the site had never been warned of possible dangers.
  • ILL WIND

    Boston Herald surveys the state of Massachusetts to find what chemicals are released into the air, and finds large amounts of cancer-causing compounds are released by industries near densely populated areas.