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Following an extensive investigation by San Francisco Public Press’s Seth Rosenfeld about secrecy surrounding ride-hailing companies’ safety records, the California Public Utilities Commission for the first time is requiring the industry to adopt comprehensive measures to prevent sexual assaults. Rosenfeld’s series, supported by the Fund, chronicled how the commission failed for years to consistently monitor passenger complaints about rapes and assaults. The commission’s new decision ...

Two months after The Daily Chronicle, which covers several communities in and around DeKalb County in Illinois, began its series on the condition of the public drinking water system in Sycamore, Illinois has stepped in to help clean up the system to replace lead pipes that were delivering water to residents. The state has allocated $1,606,426 in funding to Sycamore ...

For much of 2021, the Mississippi Center for Investigative reporting zeroed in on the human cost of diabetes, a killer disease that over the past three years has killed more Americans than every war since World War 1. The Mississippi Delta is ground zero in that fight, with the greatest frequency of diabetes found anywhere in the United States. With ...

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general has begun to probe the agency’s response to reports of side effects of pet collars with pesticides that can be released into pets’ fur, more than seven years after EPA began evaluating complaints about the collars. The Seresto collars were the subject of more than 75,000 adverse incidents, including 2,340 pet deaths since it ...

Several years ago, with a grant from the Fund, InvestigateWest uncovered a for-profit global thrift store chain headquartered in Washington State that was using marketing to make itself sound like a nonprofit charity in order to encourage people to donate goods it could sell, while revealing that little of its apparent revenue was reaching charities. After that reporting, the state ...

Documentary filmmaker Erika Cohn, with a grant from the Fund, worked for seven years to tell the story of illegal sterilizations in California prisons and jails. Her film, “Belly of the Beast,” builds on the reporting of Corey G. Johnson, then working for the Center for Investigative Reporting, and focuses on the fight of inmate Kelli Dillon and her lawyer against ...

Heat kills. And in the United States in the past decade, heat has killed nearly 400 workers — mostly people of color — who were employed in often-grueling outdoor work collecting trash, picking crops and constructing buildings. But it took a team of investigative reporters from Columbia Journalism Investigations and National Public Radio, with support from the Fund, to focus ...

A Dallas Morning News investigation, supported with a grant from the Fund, revealed a pattern of allegations of abuse, including flashlight beatings, chokings and racial slurs, against a Dallas police sergeant, but found that the officer was rarely disciplined. Black people and Latinos lodged most of the complaints against Sgt. Roger Rudloff, who is white, the reporters found. It took nearly ...

Under investigation after colleagues complained about unprofessional behavior and allegations from parents that she had wrongly accused them of child abuse, Dr. Barbara Knox left the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2019 to take a new position in Alaska. But she soon encountered new accusations of wrongdoing. On January 28, 2022, she announced her resignation ...

Veteran reporter Seth Rosenfeld worked for two years to break through extraordinary secrecy at the California Public Utilities Commission and report on a lack of safety oversight of Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies. With a grant from the Fund, Rosenfeld reported for the San Francisco Public Press that the commission withheld safety reports not only from the public but ...