Publication: Center For Public Integrity

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How Chinese offshore data became interactive

Found in translationIn order to distribute the interactive to ICIJ’s global media partners, we had to translate it from English into five additional languages. Luckily, the interactive loaded most of the text it displayed from external spreadsheets, which ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Super PAC leaders score perks from political donations

Yet it’s the super PAC’s own spending that may appear lavish. The super PAC — formed by conservative-turned-liberal pundit and writer David Brock — spent nearly $27,000 on food and drinks last year.The super PAC’s meal costs, reported to the FEC, include ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Center wins first Pulitzer Prize

“ could not be prouder of this incredible honor — our first Pulitzer Prize as one of the leading nonprofit, digital, investigative news organizations,” said Bill Buzenberg , executive director. “I want to pay a special tribute to investigative reporter ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Casinos and offshore companies battle for billions in online gambling push

Another donor was that Washington-based poker group, the Poker Players Alliance, which has been one of the strongest proponents for legalizing online poker. It has unleashed torrents of social media attention on state and federal politicians, pre-writing ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Air Force seeks less perfection in its nuclear missile corps

Crushing the rules violatorsThe Air Force has tried to lend morale-boosting drama to the fifty-year old Minuteman launch jobs, with a colonel flogging the missileers in an email last April to act like they’re on a “go-to-war team” and a visiting general  ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Report offers grim predictions for South Texas air quality amid Eagle Ford oil boom

Drilling for decades to comeDocuments obtained by the Center for Public Integrity and InsideClimate News under the Texas Public Information Act show that the AACOG study has generated intense scrutiny. In an email last May, for example, Bella told TCEQ ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
Entities: Emission, Ozone, Integrity
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Mudslinging at the FEC over disclosure

The commission's two Democrats and one independent supported investigating Crossroads GPS, as recommended by the agency’s Office of the General Counsel. They said the group appeared to meet the criteria for a traditional political committee.“Providing ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Japan reaffirms its plan to produce plutonium

Just weeks after Japan pledged to return hundreds of pounds of plutonium to the United States for disposal, the Japanese government on April 11 formally endorsed the completion of a factory designed to produce as much as eight tons of the nuclear explosive ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

GAO report again finds black lung proposal supported by science

A longstanding federal proposal to lower coal miners’ exposure to the dust that can cause black lung disease is supported by substantial scientific evidence.That’s the conclusion government auditors reached in 2012, answering demands for a study by members ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Why aren't more people alarmed by the falling numbers of reporters?

A provocative question was raised this week at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford: Why aren't more Americans alarmed by the tremendous drop in the numbers of reporters covering the news?America's total newsroom workforce dropped 17,000, from 55,000 in 2006 ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Herbicide ban on hold in Sri Lanka, as source of deadly kidney disease remains elusive

Facing political opposition and questions about its scientific evidence, Sri Lanka’s government has placed on hold its decision to ban the top-selling Monsanto herbicide glyphosate based on the weed killer’s alleged role in a deadly epidemic of kidney ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Residents of polluted U.S. communities fear planned cuts in EPA enforcement

Advocates: Cuts to impact minority, impoverished communities“It’s this perfect storm,” said John Suttles, senior attorney for the  Southern Environmental Law Center , a nonprofit handling environmental cases in six states. “I think it’s a really dangerous ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 09 2014]

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"By employing research staff and a team of trackers based in states around the country, we record and catalog Republicans' public statements, media appearances, voting records and more,” Rocco wrote in an email, adding that the super PAC employs more than 80 people, including half who are “trackers” that helped document more than 4,400 events during the current election cycle so far."
"Chris built this story entirely from the ground up, beginning with reporting trips to Appalachian coal country, where he heard miners talking about a disease that was killing them, and the system that was defeating them a second time. He followed that trail to some surprising findings about the forces pushing back. It's the best we can do as journalists."
...difficulties, why were these investigative journalists at the Forum so determined to keep going? "I just don't want to give up," said Borogan. "It is very inspiring to find the truth that other people try to hide."
"The reports from General Counsel's office are only made public after the Commission has made a decision on the underlying matter — which never happened in that case" Ravel said, adding that as a former county counsel in California, she knows that releasing drafts or withdrawn documents can chill open discussions...

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How Chinese offshore data became interactive [Published Center For Public Integrity - 2 hours ago]
Super PAC leaders score perks from political do... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 15 2014]
Center wins first Pulitzer Prize [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 14 2014]
Air Force seeks less perfection in its nuclear ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 14 2014]
Casinos and offshore companies battle for billi... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 14 2014]
For problem gamblers, a powerful online rush 'l... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 14 2014]
Why aren't more people alarmed by the falling n... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
Japan reaffirms its plan to produce plutonium [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
Mudslinging at the FEC over disclosure [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
Report offers grim predictions for South Texas ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
GAO report again finds black lung proposal supp... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
Herbicide ban on hold in Sri Lanka, as source o... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 11 2014]
Residents of polluted U.S. communities fear pla... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 09 2014]
Help us win a Webby Award [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 08 2014]
Center black lung series earns White House Corr... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 07 2014]
What's the point, WellPoint? [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 07 2014]
How watchdog journalism makes a difference [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 04 2014]
More than a dozen states could throw out donati... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 04 2014]
ICIJ offshore project wins IRE award, two envir... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 03 2014]
McCutcheon ruling leaves room for legislative a... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 03 2014]
Air monitoring in fracking areas fails to detec... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 03 2014]
Supreme Court opens door to flood of political ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 02 2014]
States target toxic chemicals as Washington fai... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 02 2014]
New report ranks best, worst states for kids of... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Apr 02 2014]
GOP opposition to Obamacare baffles Dr. Sullivan [Published Center For Public Integrity - Mar 31 2014]
Treasury to Comerica: Take our money, please! [Published Center For Public Integrity - Mar 28 2014]
Name calling won't silence investigative reporting [Published Center For Public Integrity - Mar 27 2014]
Inside the Koch brothers' campus crusade [Published Center For Public Integrity - Mar 27 2014]
T-Mobile, Sprint score one in wireless war [Published Center For Public Integrity - Mar 27 2014]
Montana judges to disclose financial ties after... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Mar 25 2014]
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