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  • Dairy farm subsidy program woes

    Atlantic Monthly publishes article on dairy farm subsidy program woes.
  • The Arizona Project

    IRE Arizona Project follows the trail of Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles' murder and discovers a ubiquitous network of organized crime tainting nearly every aspect of Arizona government and business, including the judiciary, real estate and public works; reveals lively underworld of drug smuggling, gambling and prostitution; investigation yields first documented connection between major heroin producer and organized crime figure. (Supplement: conference, 1985.)
  • Roofing rip-off

    Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette reports on roofing rip-off.
  • Refuse collection abuse

    The Sun (Baltimore) does investigation of refuse collection abuse.
  • High accident rate among ambulance drivers

    Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel series shows high accident rate among ambulance drivers in city.
  • Inflated cost of repairs of public vehicles

    Newport News (Va.) Daily Press finds cost of repairs of public vehicles inflated in that city.
  • Beaver Valley 1: A Troubled Giant

    Beaver County Times series shows that a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania is worse than all others but one in terms of safety.
  • Detroit museum lends art to public officials for years

    Detroit Free Press series shows Detroit museum lends art to public officials for years, making it unavailable to the public; some art works are deteriorating.
  • Failure Factories

    On Dec. 18, 2007, the Pinellas County School Board abandoned integration. They justified the vote with bold promises: Schools in poor, black neighborhoods would get more money, more staff, more resources. They delivered none of that. This is the story of how district leaders turned five once-average schools into Failure Factories.
  • Minnesota's Graduation Gap

    MPR News set out to delve into an underreported fact -- that Minnesota’s high school graduation rates for students of color rank among the very worst in the nation -- and ended up making a profound discovery: Minnesota devotes less to non-classroom student support than any state. The category includes guidance counselors, social workers, nurses and mental health counselors, attendance staff and other positions that education experts says are key to keeping students at risk of dropping out of school on the path to graduations. The link between support spending and graduation rates appears to be stronger than other oft-mentioned factors to explain low rates for students of color. http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/grad-gap-highlights