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From budget line items to litigation, local governments make decisions that impact every aspect of a person's life. This tipsheet offers ideas on how to find the big stories hiding in small communities.
Crash Course-This tipsheet deals with traffic reports. It explains how to obtain this type of data and analyze it. The tipsheet explains how the reporters broke down the database to come up with specific findings. On the Wings of Controversy-The tipsheet deals with airplane flight information. It talks about how the reporters obtained flight manifests and put it into a computer spreadsheet from paper records. It talks about how passenger, flight departure, and arrival information was analyzed to determine if a university airplane was being used for personal matters.