Publication: Center For Public Integrity

First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Children's rights groups urge Defense program to stop giving school cops military hardware

More than 20 national education and civil rights advocates sent a letter Monday to Department of Defense officials, urging them to stop giving U.S. school police departments anti-mine vehicles, military-grade firearms like M16s, and even grenade laun ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room

The avoidance of candor has sometimes extended to private government channels. A former U.S. intelligence official said he recalled being flabbergasted in the 1990’s by the absence of any mention of Israel in a particular highly-classified document purporting ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Black lung disease surges to highs not seen since the '70s, research shows

While mining companies can curb black lung using widely available equipment and long-known practices to limit dust levels, researchers say, there may be other contributing factors. Miners are working longer hours, and the mixture of dust they’re breathing ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Treasury extends controversial bank-card deal with Comerica

A spokesman for Comerica did not respond to a request for comment. Treasury declined to elaborate on the blog post and did not disclose details of the new Comerica contract.Thorson’s audit criticized Treasury officials for making multi-million dollar ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Taking insurance companies out of health care

While Boeing will continue to offer traditional insurance, the company believes many employees will be attracted to the ACOs because of what is expected to be an improved “patient experience.” The  Times  quoted officials as saying that the ACOs can coordinate ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

'Zombie' homes haunt Florida neighborhoods

‘These houses are unsafe’When you call the city of Jacksonville’s main phone number, the first option offered by an automated system is how to report blighted properties.City Councilwoman  Denise Lee  last year established a blight subcommittee which ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Investigating Florida's parallel legal system for foreclosures

As part of your reporting, you interviewed some of the defense lawyers working on behalf of homeowners. What lawyer willingly signs up for this kind of gig?I wonder that myself, especially because I'm pretty sure there's not much money in foreclosure ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Contractor, Hispanic worker deaths up in 2013, BLS says

The BLS data show that contract, or temporary, workers — those employed by one firm but working under the guidance of another — are dying at a faster clip since the agency began tracking the category in 2011. In 2013, 734 contractors died as a result ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our curriculum, get millions

In 2012 alone, private foundations controlled by Charles Koch and his brother, David Koch, combined to spread more than $12.7 million among 163 colleges and universities, with grants sometimes coming with strings attached, the Center for Public Integrity  ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Mitch McConnell revs ad machine

Super PACs are making their marks in other Senate races, too.In Virginia, for instance, incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is favored to win re-election but is being challenged by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie.But Warner’s ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Homeowners steamrolled as Florida courts clear foreclosure backlog

Foreclosure ‘rocket docket’It’s not the first time Florida’s courts have tried to speed up foreclosures. In fiscal 2010-2011, the state spent $9.6 million to hire senior judges and clerks to push through foreclosures in what became known as “rocket dockets.” ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Center seeks postgraduate journalists of color for new fellowship

The Center for Public Integrity is hiring – and we’re looking for ambitious postgraduates for a new, year-long investigative journalism fellowship.Made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation , the first-ever Kellogg Fellow will work with our Pulitzer ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 04 2014]

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"The incumbent Democrat senators who are up, their only chance is to make this about personalities or politics,” he continued. “If it's on the issues or their performance, they're probably goners."
Greg Crist, a spokesman for the American Health Care Association, declined to comment, saying, "As a general practice, we don't comment on our political giving strategies."
"The kind of motto of our organization is, follow the Constitution every time, no exceptions, no excuses," Maharrey said. "So we focus on any constitutional issue and try to limit federal power to its constitutionally delegated role."
As president, he argued for " tolerance of social drinking .” He was a lobbyist for the American Beverage Institute from 1999 through 2005, according to federal records."

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The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 16 2014]
Children's rights groups urge Defense program t... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 16 2014]
Black lung disease surges to highs not seen sin... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 16 2014]
Treasury extends controversial bank-card deal w... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 15 2014]
'Zombie' homes haunt Florida neighborhoods [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 15 2014]
Taking insurance companies out of health care [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 15 2014]
Investigating Florida's parallel legal system f... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 12 2014]
Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 12 2014]
Contractor, Hispanic worker deaths up in 2013, ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 12 2014]
Mitch McConnell revs ad machine [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 11 2014]
Homeowners steamrolled as Florida courts clear ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 10 2014]
GOP’s Senate hopes energized by Koch network ad... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 04 2014]
Center seeks postgraduate journalists of color ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 04 2014]
Can this 'dark money' group help the Democrats ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 03 2014]
How big telecom smothers city-run broadband [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 28 2014]
Fearing for the Second Amendment, militia group... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 28 2014]
Activists say gun debate overlooks gun-related ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 27 2014]
Democrats embrace 'McCutcheon' decision [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 26 2014]
Firearms more likely to be used in suicides tha... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 26 2014]
Docs, drug companies, insurers drive up Medicar... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 25 2014]
Women become increasingly involved in gun groups [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 24 2014]
State lawmakers take aim at federal gun control [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 21 2014]
U.S. now faces threat of U.S.-made weapons in Iraq [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 21 2014]
Evolution of public-carry laws expands gun rights [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 20 2014]
Growing number of biosafety labs raises public ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 20 2014]
Outsiders dominate Alaska's Senate race [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 20 2014]
L.A. schools program aims to keep kids out of c... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 19 2014]
Stronger self-defense laws spread, despite limi... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 19 2014]
Medicare Advantage patients find themselves in ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 19 2014]
‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane S... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 18 2014]
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