California’s strawberry growers rely on heavy amounts of dangerous pesticides to deliver fruit year-round at an affordable price. But the health and environmental problems that come with those chemicals have threatened the foundation of a $2.6 billion industry.
In Afghanistan, thousands of young women have been imprisoned for so-called moral crimes – including running away from unlawful forced marriages or marrying against a father's wishes. This is one woman's story.
Labor brokers providing Indian high-tech workers to American companies are gaming a professional visa program, creating a shadow world that can turn a worker’s dream of self-betterment into a financial nightmare.
Despite government efforts to stamp out abuses in America's visa program for highly skilled workers, unscrupulous job brokers continue to illegally sell visas – sometimes connected to jobs that don’t exist.
Since January, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has received thousands of complaints against various schools but has completed a review of only 324 of them, according to an internal agency document.
California strawberries are grown using some of the riskiest pesticides in agriculture. While the chemicals don't end up on the fruit you eat, they are potentially dangerous for farmworkers, nearby residents and the environment.
Our media impact case study analyzes the changes following the CIR investigation into the VA claims backlog, the coverage’s position and role in the broader media context and congressional and presidential responses to the series.
The Center for Investigative Reporting today received four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter for public service, data visualization, investigative reporting and video journalism.