Stories

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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.
  • Til Death Do Us Part

    New Times reporters detailed "the police investigation and subsequent arrest of Phoenix-area businessman Brian Eftenoff, who stands accused of second-degree murder. In this highly unusual case, prosecutors have alleged that Mr. Eftenoff forced cocaine down his wife's throat after beating her, which allegedly induced a fatal stroke."
  • 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.
  • Daddy's Girl

    Reporter Kelly Cramer tells the story of Bruce McMahan and Linda Schutt, a father and daughter who carried on an incestuous sexual relationship in the late 1990s and were married in 2004. Schutt was the biological daughter of McMahan, a rich Wall Street hedge fund manager. She was put up for adoption at birth by her mother. Schutt searched for her real father, and the pair connected in 1990 when Schutt was 21. Eight years later, they began their relationship, which lasted until she was married, and picked up again a few years later, resulting in the marriage of father and daughter.
  • 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.