Publication: Center For Public Integrity

First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Evolution of public-carry laws expands gun rights

Guns are increasingly common in public spaces.Georgia’s Legislature recently passed the Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act, which significantly expanded where gun owners could take their firearms. It allows licensed gun owners to bring their firearms in ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Outsiders dominate Alaska's Senate race

As Alaskans vote today to decide the Republican Party’s challenger to incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, outside forces are dominating the contentious race — the outcome of which could determine control of the U.S. Senate.More than 90 percent of the ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 20 2014]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Growing number of biosafety labs raises public health concern

Ebright told a  congressional hearing  on biolab safety in July that the number of BSL-3 and BSL-4 labs should be cut by a factor of 20 to 40. He told the  Center for Public Integrity  the labs should be restricted to just 22 sites — all of which would ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

L.A. schools program aims to keep kids out of courts

The nation’s second-largest school district — Los Angeles Unified — is unveiling a sweeping new agreement today to curb police involvement in minor school discipline and campus problems.The agreement, more than two years in the making, is at the cutting ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Stronger self-defense laws spread, despite limited measure of impacts

Pursuing CriminalsIn two states, Michigan and Texas, people can use lethal force to stop a fleeing criminal.Luis Alonzo Guerrero was inside his Tacos El Indio truck shortly before 3 a.m. in a Houston industrial neighborhood when 24-year-old Benito Pantoja ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Medicare Advantage patients find themselves in regulatory limbo

When Minnesota retiree Doug Morphew needed surgery last year, he expected his Humana Medicare Advantage plan to step up and pay the lion’s share of the bill.Morphew said the health plan had told him over the phone he would owe just $450 for the two days ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane Society

Berman speaks — to pork councilSome of the issues Berman hits routinely involve pork. He has spoken at pork industry events and  wrote an opinion piece  for an industry publication. At “Iowa Swine Day” in 2013 he was  voted the most effective speaker ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Decades old gun control debate reshaped by new advocacy groups

Much of the NRA’s power is found in its passionate and faithful membership base.“Their members are very highly trained in grassroots campaigning, so because of the emotional connection to guns, they are easily activated, and that is certainly a plus on ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Dire predictions of endless waits for a doctor have proven unfounded

Among the many predictions of Obamacare-related catastrophe was that the law, by enabling millions to join the ranks of the insured, would force us all to wait longer to see a doctor and very possibly lead to a code blue for U.S. health care.“Doctor shortage, ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Ten major findings from our investigations so far this year

Back in 2011, Comcast wanted to ease federal approval of its merger with NBC Universal, so it promised to offer Internet access at a rate affordable to low-income families. The program, called "Internet Essentials," helped show regulators that Comcast's ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

How Medicare Advantage plans code for cash

Kronick directs the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, whose mission is to improve health care delivery. Welch works for the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. The authors note that the study does not necessarily ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Critic of artificial sweeteners pilloried by industry-backed scientists

Not mentioned is that Fernstrom is a scientific consultant for  Ajinomoto , a Japanese food and chemical company that makes aspartame. Nor did the Council’s press release mention that he and his wife,  Madelyn Fernstrom , a professor of psychiatry, epidemiology ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 06 2014]

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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."
..."Even a year after the publication of her peer-reviewed opinion piece," she wrote, "she still receives requests for interviews, which we help facilitate."
"This year-long investigation convincingly revealed how chemical industry influence and regulatory malaise create uncertainty and delay, putting public health at risk" the judges said
The IRS itself  instructs nonprofits  that the definition of independent contractors encompasses "organizations as well as individuals and can include professional fundraisers, law firms, accounting firms, publishing companies, management companies and investment management companies."

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Evolution of public-carry laws expands gun rights [Published Center For Public Integrity - 17 hours ago]
Growing number of biosafety labs raises public ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 17 hours ago]
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]
Decades old gun control debate reshaped by new ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 18 2014]
Dire predictions of endless waits for a doctor ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 11 2014]
Ten major findings from our investigations so f... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 08 2014]
How Medicare Advantage plans code for cash [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 07 2014]
Critic of artificial sweeteners pilloried by in... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 06 2014]
Pat Roberts' merry band of boosters [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 05 2014]
Center honored for revealing chemical industry ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Aug 01 2014]
Nuclear weapons lab employee fired after publis... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 31 2014]
Center for Public Integrity adds two new report... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 31 2014]
Political nonprofits bungle IRS filings [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 31 2014]
Unpaid tax debts surprisingly frequent among th... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 30 2014]
Koch-backed seniors group low-balling election ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 30 2014]
Obama curbs nuclear security goals as bomb-buil... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 30 2014]
Center honored for making government more trans... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 25 2014]
Lobbying activity declines among top special in... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 23 2014]
Black lung claims by 1,100 coal miners may have... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 23 2014]
Families sick from fracking turn to scientists [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 22 2014]
Politicos souring on FEC advice? [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 22 2014]
Is this U.S. coal giant funding violent union i... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 22 2014]
Obamacare-driven competition lowering rates in ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 21 2014]
How oil and gas firms gained influence and tran... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 21 2014]
Trains, amputations and the roots of why kids a... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 18 2014]
How to fix the IRS nonprofit division [Published Center For Public Integrity - Jul 17 2014]
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