Categories for Investigations

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

Sep 3

2013

Corwin ranks among wealthiest NY lawmakers

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Jane Corwin, the Clarence Republican who represents mostly rural portions of Erie and Niagara counties in the Assembly, enjoys the highest net worth and second highest annual household income of any state legislator. A report from New York World, based on a study done by a range of good government groups.

Posted 9 years ago

Aug 28

2013

Surveillance in the name of national security

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Mother Jones reports on the FBI’s ruthless response to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. Wrote a top FBI official: “We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this Nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security.”

Posted 9 years ago

Aug 19

2013

Solitary confinement in NY

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The state had promised to cut back on the practice of sending mentally ill prisoners to solitary confinement. Instead, the number of inmates diagnosed with severe mental illness dropped by more than half – and solitary confinements continue. A report from ProPublica.

Posted 9 years ago

Aug 1

2013

Another Cuomo’s “victory tour”

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s brazen self-promotion is on full display in this report by WGRZ’s Dave McKinley. Keep in mind that in the case of both casino revenue and Peace Bridge plaza expansion, the governor claimed victory when, in fact, the Senecas and Canadians prevailed in their negotiations with the state.

Posted 10 years ago

Jul 31

2013

Another NSA revelation

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The Guardian reports “a top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals.”

Posted 10 years ago