Categories for Investigations

Oct 2

2013

Every move you make

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A top NSA official admits to a secret pilot program that uses cell phone technology to track the movement of American citizens. A report from the Guardian.

Posted 9 years ago

Sep 29

2013

Buffalo’s disappearing Democrats

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Four years ago, Mickey Kearns lost the Democratic primary for mayor in a landslide. He garnered 14,866 votes. Earlier this month, Byron Brown won the Democratic primary for mayor in a landslide. He received 14,433 votes. In other words, more people voted for Kearns four years ago than for Brown this year. That’s what happens when four out of five voters stay at home on primary day. This year’s turnout was a paltry 20 percent, well below any other mayoral primary in recent history, where up to 60 percent of registered Democrats cast ballots. Much has been made of the[...]

Posted 9 years ago

Sep 10

2013

When you cross the Peace Bridge …

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The U.S. government, acting mostly in secret, has imposed rules that effectively suspend Constitutional protections against unwarranted searches and seizures at border crossings. A report from The New York Times.

Posted 9 years ago

Sep 5

2013

Clean air rules help revive forestland

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Environmental News Network reports that the Clean Air Act’s regulations combating acid rain have brought life back to forestland in the Central Appalachian Mountain in West Virginia. Researchers chose this area because it is downwind from Ohio River Valley coal plants.

Posted 9 years ago

Sep 5

2013

Sustainable cities

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New York and San Francisco are among 10 cities internationally that are plotting a sustainable future. Strategies involve transit, recycling and energy efficiency. A report from Fast Company.

Posted 9 years ago