At the former Treasure Island naval base, an unexpected discovery of radioactive material prompted the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare. In denying that a more sweeping assessment was warranted, the Navy denied its own Cold War history – largely kept secret for more than four decades.
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.
Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael "Izzy" Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City's Rikers Island jail.
Tenants in the worst public housing project in Richmond, Calif., say the housing authority often ignored their pleas for help with mice, insects and basic maintenance. Now they're working with a law firm to file a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
California regulators have frozen funding to scores of drug rehabilitation clinics amid rampant fraud in the Drug Medi-Cal program. But a CIR analysis indicates that about a dozen clinics with similar track records remain open in L.A. County.
On the eve of a congressional hearing about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ skyrocketing use of narcotic painkillers, a former VA doctor has stepped forward with new allegations about the agency’s prescription practices.
Iraq's Mesopotamia Marshes was a vital life force for centuries, until Saddam Hussein destroyed them to drain the ecosystem and undermine local resistance. Azzam Alwash has taken on the challenge of restoring the marshes to their original splendor.