Better performance from fiscal 2004 through 2013 would have meant tens of millions of dollars a year to spend during a decade when the state’s premier public university system saw massive cuts in state funding.
Some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in Richmond public housing, where vermin and crime are known problems. But residents say their pleas for help are going ignored.
The state keeps a vast archive of inspection and complaint reports against licensed day care, preschool and after-school programs. But most of these records remain stored away in obscure government offices.
The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general blacked out a call for U.S. Border Patrol agents to hold back from shooting migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks and other objects at them that don’t pose a deadly threat.
Fifteen little-known U.S. charities reported sending $40 million worth of medical supplies to Guatemala in 2010. But no one – including the charities and its biggest recipient – was willing to be specific about where the medical supplies went or exactly who benefited.
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.