Index of Grantees’ Stories

Below is an index of stories over the last 18 months that were produced with funding and other critical support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

The “Remnant Alliance” is Coming for a School Board Near You
Steven Monacelli, The Texas Observer (May 8, 2024)

Small insurers are growing in Louisiana. Will more go insolvent after the next big storm?
Sam Karlin, The Times-Picayune (May 6, 2024)

How oil and gas companies are hiding their true emissions
Tom Brown and Christina Last, Follow the Money (May 2, 2024)

Methane emissions from gas flaring being hidden from satellite monitors
Tom Brown and Christina Last, The Guardian (May 2, 2024)

How attacks on energy substations play into the hands of extremists
Jane C. Hu, High Country News (May 1, 2024)

The Strike
Lucas Guilkey, Hot Docs | Toronto (Apr. 28, 2024)

PG&E Controls San Francisco’s Grid. Here’s Why This Is a Problem for the City’s Electric Future
Kristi Coale, The Frisc (Apr. 24, 2024)

LSU’s fossil-fuel partnerships
Sara Sneath, The Lens (Apr. 19, 2024)

Nonfatal police shootings in Detroit: First-of-its-kind investigation raises questions
Violet Ikonomova, Detroit Free Press (Apr. 18, 2024)

Behind the Badge: In New York City Homeless Shelters, the Same ‘Peace Officers’ Abuse Residents
Sammy Sussman, Annika Grosser and Sanjana Bhambhani, New York Focus (Apr. 15, 2024)

They Make Viral Gun Videos—With Hardline Christian Values
Lila Hassan, Mother Jones (April 2024)

More Migrants Are Drowning in the Rio Grande Than Ever. No Agency Is Keeping Track of How Many.
Aaron Nelsen, Texas Monthly (April 2024)

A loophole in the EPA’s new sterilizer rule leaves warehouse workers vulnerable
Naveena Sadasivam and Lylla Younes, Grist (Mar. 22, 2024)

Inside the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Brady lists
Max Blaisdell, Sam Stecklow and Matt Chapman, Chicago Reader (Mar. 11, 2024)

Chicago Ignored Dozens Of Warnings Of Migrant Shelter Conditions Before Child’s Death
Mauricio Peña, Borderless, Katrina Pham, Borderless and Nissa Rhee, Borderless (Feb. 28, 2024)

Prevention in schools gets help from Oregon Health Plan
Nick Budnick, The Lund Report (Feb. 15, 2024)

Hazard NYC: Toxic Superfund Sites in the Age of Climate Change
Samantha Maldonado, The City (Feb. 14-17, 2024)

Utah’s shelter crisis has gotten worse after a change meant to help domestic violence victims
K. Sophie Will and Eric S. Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune (Feb. 13, 2024)

Some East Palestine Residents Want the EPA to Test Inside Their Homes. EPA says ‘No’
Reid Frazier, The Allegheny Front (Feb. 12, 2024)

The Stolen Wealth of Slavery
David Montero, Hachette Book Group (Feb. 6, 2024)

Utah’s shelter crisis has gotten worse after a change meant to help domestic violence victims
K. Sophie Will and Eric S. Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune (Feb. 5, 2024)

Idaho Youth Treatment Home Exposed In InvestigateWest Investigation Closes Down
Wilson Criscione, Investigate West (Feb. 3, 2024)

Why a natural gas storage climate ‘disaster’ could happen again
Taylor Kate Brown, Grist (Feb. 3, 2024)

Hidden Subsidies Prop Up New York’s Fossil Fuel Industry
Colin Kinniburgh and Julia Rock, New York Focus (Feb. 2, 2024)

A Year Later, the Stream Flowing Under Peoples’ Homes in East Palestine is Still Polluted
Reid Frazier, The Allegheny Front (Feb. 2, 2024)

Why a natural gas storage climate ‘disaster’ could happen again
Taylor Kate Brown, Floodlight (Feb. 2, 2024)

Ohio Derailment Reveals Gaps in Public Health Response to Chemical Emergencies, Experts Say
Julie Grant, The Allegheny Front (Feb. 1, 2024)

A Pennsylvania Resident Impacted by the Norfolk Southern Derailment Pushes for Answers
Kara Holsoppe, The Allegheny Front (Feb. 1, 2024)

Why a Natural Gas Storage Climate ‘Disaster’ that Happened in Cambria County Happen Again
Floodlight, The Allegheny Front (Jan. 30, 2024)

Leaving East Palestine: A Mother’s Story
Julie Grant, The Allegheny Front (Jan. 26, 2024)

Scientist Questions EPA’s Handling of East Palestine Cleanup: “They Should Have Tested Correctly”
Reid Frazier, The Allegheny Front (Jan. 26, 2024)

Their insurer went broke years ago. These Louisianans are still fighting to be made whole.
Sam Karlin, The New Orleans Advocate (Jan. 16, 2024)

Partisans are Politicizing Our Schools
Steven Monacelli, Texas Observer (Jan. 16, 2024)

Other states drive youth prevention in ways Oregon does not
Emily Green, Lund Report (Jan. 16, 2024)

Investigation: Most Oregon drug use prevention programs for kids not science-backed
Emily Green, Oregon Public Broadcasting (Jan. 16, 2024)

How Louisiana’s failed insurers left ‘beaten down’ hurricane victims exposed
Sam Karlin, The New Orleans Advocate (Jan. 15, 2024)

Louisiana welcomed small insurers looking to make money fast. Then the house of cards collapsed.
Sam Karlin, The New Orleans Advocate (Jan. 11, 2024)

DATA PORTAL: Drug prevention in Oregon classrooms
Emily Green and Elizabeth Yost, Lund Report (Jan. 11, 2024)

U.S. mining companies leave lasting trail of contamination across Peru
Roberth Orihuela, Mongabay (Jan. 10, 2024)

Idaho investigators repeatedly found kids in danger. Treatment programs faced few consequences.
Wilson Criscione, Investigate West (Jan. 4, 2024)

‘We Can’t Sit Back’: Amid Polluted Water and Climbing Cancer Rates, Iowa Eyes Farm Chemicals
Keith Schneider, The Good Men Project (Jan. 3, 2024)

How undisclosed evidence can put Ohioans behind bars
Matthew Richmond, Ideastream Public Media, Jake Kincaid, Columbia Journalism Investigations, Cameron Oakes, Columbia Journalism Investigations, NPR (Dec. 29, 2023)

An Arm and Leg: When Hospitals Sue Patients (Part 2)
Dan Weissmann, KFF Health News (Dec. 28, 2023)

How We Reported ‘The Cruelest Lie’
Wilson Criscione, Investigate West (Dec. 28, 2023)

The Cruelest Lie: You’re Safe Now
Wilson Criscione, Investigate West (Dec. 28, 2023)

How we investigated Maine’s probate courts
Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor (Dec. 14, 2023)

Improper conduct: how undisclosed evidence can put Ohioans behind bars
Matthew Richmond, Ideastream Public Media, Jake Kincaid, Columbia Journalism Investigations, Cameron Oakes, Columbia Journalism Investigations, Ideastream Public Media (Dec. 19, 2023)

An Arm and a Leg: When Hospitals Sue Patients (Part 1)
Dan Weissmann, KFF Health News (Dec. 14, 2023)

Investigation: Migrants Describe Inhumane Conditions At Chicago’s Largest Shelter
Mauricio Peña, Katrina Pham and Nissa Rhee, Borderless (Dec. 14, 2023)

Ohio prosecutors broke rules to win convictions and got away with it
Gabriela Alcalde, Jake Kincaid, Patricia Martínez Sastre, Cameron Oakes, Nick Swartsell, Cheryl W. Thompson, NPR (Dec. 14, 2023)

Texas Observer School Board Investigation Spurs Call for Reform
Steven Monacelli, Texas Observer (Dec. 7, 2023)

Federal agencies pushed extreme view of Cop City protesters, records show
Alleen Brown, The Guardian (Dec. 6, 2023)

How Federal Reports about an Eco-terrorist Threat Fueled the Crackdown on Cop City Opponents
Alleen Brown, Drilled (Dec. 6, 2023)

U.S. push for methane biodigesters could boost farm income but draws air and water quality concerns
Keith Schneider, Minn Post (Dec. 5, 2023)

A cyberattack hit thousands in a Louisiana school district. They’re still in the dark.
Mark Keieleber and Ashley White, The Advocate (Dec. 4, 2023)

Against Their Will: Maine’s probate courts lack a method to detect fraud. Some other states have robust audit systems.
Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor (Dec. 3, 2023)

The Logjam in Biden’s $50 Billion Dollar Wildfire Plan
Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate, Undark (Nov. 23, 2023)

These are the Right-Wing Ideologues Taking Over School Boards
Steven Monacelli, Texas Observer (Nov. 13, 2023)

US Regulators Order Minnesota to Clean Up Nitrate Contaminated Water
Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue (Nov. 9, 2023)

San Diego agency might be approving illegal rent increases while taxpayers foot the bill
Cody Dulaney, iNewsSource (Nov. 9, 2023)

Correction: Parole, Prison, and the Possibility of Change
Ben Austen, Macmillan (Nov. 7, 2023)

How An Idaho Children’s Facility Got Away With Firing Whistleblowers Of Child Abuse
Wilson Criscione, Investigate West (Nov. 7, 2023)

After Massive Renovations, Code Violations Rise Steeply in Subsidized Housing
Madison Alvarado, SF Public Press (Oct. 27, 2023)

Fine Particles Kill Thousands of Texans a Year. It’s Likely to Get Worse.
Savanna Strott, Public Health Watch (Oct. 23, 2023)

Higher need, lower experience: Pittsburgh’s tenured teachers cluster in best-supported schools
Lajja Mistry, Public Source (Oct. 23, 2023)

Sheriff Mark Lamb tells Pinal County Board of Supervisors guns he bought benefit jail inmates
John Washington, AZ Luminaria (Oct. 20, 2023)

Lawmakers, Advocates Call For Increased Oversight Of Idaho Youth Homes
Wilson Criscione, Investigate West (Oct. 16, 2023)

California Prisons Fail to Uphold Transgender Rights Despite State Law
Lee Romney and Jenny Johnson, KQED (Oct. 13, 2023)

Revealed: Amazon linked to trafficking of workers in Saudi Arabia
Pramod Acharya and Michael Hudson, The Guardian (Oct. 10, 2023)

The Uyghurs Forced to Process the World’s Fish
Ian Urbina, The New Yorker (Oct. 9, 2023)

Maine’s constitution says people in guardianships with mental illness cannot vote. Voters can change that in November.
Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor (Oct. 8, 2023)

From Bannon to Bolsonaro, misinformation and Brazil’s coup attempt
Natalia Viana, Alice Maciel Laura Scofield and Juliana Dal Piva, The Brazilian Report (Oct. 5, 2023)

Wyoming’s jails are among the deadliest in the nation for suicide
Shane Sanderson, WyoFile (Oct. 4, 2023)

The Cost of Free Land
Rebecca Clarren, Penguin Random House (Oct. 3, 2023)

In Minnesota, families blame farm nutrient contamination for heavy cancer toll
Keith Schneider, Investigate Midwest (Oct. 3, 2023)

Rape, Beatings And Racial Slurs: None Of It Was Enough To Shut Down This Idaho Youth Facility
Wilson Criscione, Investigate West (Oct. 1, 2023)

Pinal Sheriff Mark Lamb’s office spent $200K on guns and ammo from an ‘inmate welfare’ fund
John Washington, AZ Luminaria (Sept. 29, 2023)

5 fixes for Michigan’s polluted industrial legacy, and a cleaner future
Paula Gardner and Kelly House, Bridge Michigan (Sept. 25, 2023)

How Bridge tallied $259M in public costs for auto industry pollution
Paula Gardner and Kelly House, Bridge Michigan (Sept. 25, 2023)

Key findings in Bridge Michigan auto project
Paula Gardner and Kelly House, Bridge Michigan (Sept. 25, 2023)

Small supplier, big mess: Jackson pays the price of auto industry pollution
Paula Gardner and Kelly House, Bridge Michigan (Sept. 25, 2023)

Michigan developers find new uses for contaminated industrial sites
Paula Gardner and Kelly House, Bridge Michigan (Sept. 25, 2023)

As automakers win incentives for EV plants, Michigan pays for polluted past
Paula Gardner and Kelly House, Bridge Michigan (Sept. 25, 2023)

With thousands of tainted sites, Michigan Dems eye return to ‘polluter pay’
Paula Gardner and Kelly House, Bridge Michigan (Sept. 25, 2023)

‘They destroyed our little town.’ What Michigan’s auto industry left behind
Paula Gardner and Kelly House, Bridge Michigan (Sept. 25, 2023)

How America’s War Devastated Afghanistan’s Environment
Lynzy Billing, New Lines Magazine (Sept. 25, 2023)

Prosecutors allege pressure tactics after Trump’s political operation paid over $44 million to witness lawyers
Anna Massoglia, Open Secrets (Sept. 22, 2023)

For Pittsburgh schools, per-student budgets can be thousands of dollars apart
Lajja Mistry, Pittsburgh Public Source (Sept. 19, 2023)

Billionaire megadonor couple funding election denial with extensive influence machine and dark money network
Olivia Buckley and Anna Massoglia, Open Secrets (Sept. 15, 2023)

On ‘Cancer Road,’ a group of southeastern Minnesota families ask if nitrate exposure is to blame
Keith Schneider, MinnPost (Sept. 15, 2023)

A Tale of Two Tribal Nations
Anya Steinberg, Sequoia Carrillo, Rund Abdelfatah, Ramtin Arablouei, Cristina Kim, Casey Mineri, Julie Caine, Lawrence Wu, Devin Katayama, Peter Balonon-Rosen, Sasha Crawford-Holland, Amir Marshi, NPR Throughline (Sept. 14, 2023)

Eight deaths raise questions about oversight of Maine’s public guardianships
Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor (Sept. 10, 2023)

Hawaii Said This Big Island Dad Abused His Son — Then Three Years Later Changed Its Mind
John Hill, Honolulu Civil Beat (Sept. 3, 2023)

Black Water: How Industry Fights Controls of Little-Known Drinking Water Contaminant
Natasha Gilbert, Public Health Watch (Aug. 29, 2023)

Advising farmers on fertilizer, universities add to water pollution woes
Keith Schneider, The New Lede (Aug. 25, 2023)

The College That Refused to Die
Pam Kelley, The Assembly (Aug. 16, 2023)

Pima Sheriff’s Dep’t failed to notify family of dead inmate for 2.5 months
Natalie Robbins and Dylan Smith, Tuscon Sentinel (Aug. 9, 2023)

Trump political operation steers $130 million in donor money to cover legal fees
Anna Massoglia, Open Secrets (Aug. 4, 2023)

They were 2 Chicago pizza delivery guys. Then, they ran a Mexican drug cartel, feds say
Oscar Lopez and Frank Main, Chicago SunTimes (Aug. 4, 2023)

A Utah Therapist Built a Reputation for Helping Gay Latter-day Saints. These Men Say He Sexually Abused Them.
Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune (Aug. 3, 2023)

Alaska is facing a massive mineral boom, but at what cost?
Lois Parshley, Grist (July 26, 2023)

How Big Ag Pollutes America’s Waters and Makes Money Doing It
Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue (July 24, 2023)

A Death Ruled “Justifiable”: The Killing of John Wesley Wilder
Ben Greenberg, Type Investigations (July 24, 2023)

Guatemala’s War on Journalists
Maria Martin, Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Aaron Glantz, Reveal (July 15, 2023)

The Deepest Map: The High-Stakes Race to Chart the World’s Oceans
Laura Trethewey, Harper Collins (July 11, 2023)

Low-Income Domestic Violence Survivors Face Uphill Battle In Obtaining Court-Ordered Protections
Kelsey Turner, InvestigateWest (June 30, 2023)

A new law requires transparent levy elections — but the results are mixed
Kevin Richert, Idaho Ed News (June 29, 2023)

UNGUARDED: How a tight-knit network of Miami real estate players bought and sold Guardianship homes for profit
Daniel Rivero, Joshua Ceballos, WLRN (June 28, 2023)

Tax records reveal more contributions from Publix heiress to “dark money” groups sponsoring Jan. 6 rally
Anna Massoglia, Open Secrets (June 14, 2023)

Stacked Against, Part Three: The heavy toll of long prison terms on families
Jacob Biba, Caroline Public Press (June 13, 2023)

COVID-19 deaths sped the closure of Randolph County’s only hospital. What happens now?
Brad Bailey, GPB News (June 7, 2023)

‘A Can of Gasoline Under Indian Law’
Murat Oztaskin, The New York Review (June 7, 2023)

A Billion-Pound Problem
Naveena Sadasivam, Clayton Aldern, Jessie Blaeser, and Chad Small, Grist (June 7, 2023)

The 13th Step
Lauren Chooljian, New Hampshire Public Radio (June 6, 2023)

Calls to overhaul Maine probate courts have stalled for half a century. The most vulnerable people may be at risk.
Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor (June 4, 2023)

Jackson attorney may be king of conservatorships in Mississippi
Jimmie E. Gates, Mississippi Today (May 19, 2023)

Cheap flea-and-tick products elusive? Lawsuit claims it’s intentional.
Emily Le Coz and Johnathan Hettinger, Investigate Midwest (May 18, 2023)

At Pittsburgh schools, teacher pay surged, but some building operations staff made even more
Lajja Mistry, Public Source (May 18, 2023)

’Inmates are extremely manipulative‘
Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven, Chicago Reader (May 17, 2023)

Inside the ‘White Gold’ Rush to Mine American Lithium and Make Millions
Alex Lubben, Vice News (May 15, 2023)

NC psych hospital failed to provide ‘safe and therapeutic’ environment, feds say
Taylor Knopf, NC Health News (May 10, 2023)

Medical care in Pima County jail is dangerously delayed as pleas for help are ignored and mismanaged, say inmates and employees
John Washington, Arizona Lumanaria (Apr. 19, 2023)

The castle on Drexel
Emeline Posner, Hyde Park Herald (Apr. 18, 2023)

In the Dark
Daryl Khan and Clarissa Sosin, Verite News (Apr. 14-21, 2023)

Promising to Prevent Floods at Treasure Island, Builders Downplay Risk of Sea Rise Any Way the Wind Blows
Kristi Coale, San Francisco Public Press (Apr. 3, 2023)

‘Election integrity’ proposals do not address most common voting infraction in Wisconsin
Matt Mencarini, Wisconsin Watch (March 9, 2023)

UNGUARDED: The Guardianship Program of Dade sells properties of ‘incapacitated’ people to a Miami realtor
Daniel Rivero and Joshua Ceballos, WLRN (March 7, 2023)

In A Battle For Truth In A Small Montana Mining Town, Newly Revealed Records Show How The EPA Sided With Polluters
Wilson Criscione, InvestigateWest (Feb. 23, 2023)

Any Way the Wind Blows
Naveena Sadasivam and Clayton Aldern, Grist (Feb. 16, 2023)

Bills Would Force Hawaii To Seek Court Orders In Many Child Welfare Cases
John Hill, Honolulu Civil Beat (Feb. 7, 2023)

After Decades in Prison, Should Adults Convicted as Teens Get a Second Chance? A Growing Number of State Laws Say Yes
Sylvia A. Harvey, The Imprint (Feb. 5, 2023)

Slavic Religious Immigrants Invested Money into Healthcare Enterprise
Ruslan Gurzhiy, SlavicSac (Feb. 3, 2023)

Pittsburgh Public, operating at half of its capacity, faces projected loss of nearly 6,000 students by 2031
Lajja Mistry, Public Source (Jan. 19 2023)

A Black Cop Sided With Racial Justice Protesters. It Cost Him His Job.
Gabbriel Schivone, Mother Jones (Jan. 2023)

‘A very dysfunctional, toxic environment’: Fort Worth librarians who face assault, harassment on the job feel unsupported by library administration
Emily Wolf and Rachel Behrndt, Fort Worth Report (Dec. 18, 2022)

“Ghost Candidates”: How They Manipulate (and sometimes steal) Florida Elections
Ben Wilcox, Florida Center for Government Accountability (Dec. 7, 2022)

Risky Business: How Insurance Companies are Chasing Profits over Policyholder Security
Lucy Komisar, 100Reporters (Dec. 2022)

“Broken Justice” Series
MS Center for Investigative Reporting, MS Center for Investigative Reporting Oct-Nov, 2022)

Are Police Helicopters Worth the Cost?
Angelika Albaladejo, Capital & Main (Nov. 29, 2022)

The Divided Dial
Katie Thornton, WNYC’s On the Media (Nov. 2022)