California local governments pay about $40 billion each year in public-employee salaries. CIR pulled together records from 2008 to 2012 across the state to give you a better picture of how your money is spent.
The Center for Investigative Reporting’s staff is thrilled to be one of seven organizations chosen to host a Knight-Mozilla fellow in 2015. Here’s our pitch for why you should apply to be a fellow and come to CIR.
CIR has been trying for more than three years to obtain accurate, detailed mapping data of the border fence system but has been rebuffed repeatedly by federal officials. But how secret is a 10-foot-tall metal fence that runs along golf courses and through major cities?
Amid another debate over California’s three strikes law, never-before-released inmate profiles show a high number of substance abusers but much fewer prisoners with high-risk “criminal thinking” scores.
It's a time of exciting changes at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and today, we're adding another one to the list: a brand-new CIR website. We think you'll agree that the new site is a vast improvement on our venerable 2007 design, with many visual and technical upgrades.
Lawmakers in Washington have shelled out some $34 billion over the last 10 years to state and local law enforcement. See how much each state has raked in by grant program and fiscal year, based on data obtained from the Department of Homeland Security.
NPR News Investigations and the Center for Investigative Reporting analyzed 125 reports of shoppers and incidents at Mall of America that mall security personnel and local police identified as suspicious persons or activities potentially related to terrorism.