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.

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

Many on house arrest bombarded with texts from sheriff’s contractor
Matt Chapman and The TRiiBE, Chicago Reader (Nov. 16, 2022)

The befouling of Point Reyes National Seashore
Peter Byrne, Pacific Sun (Nov. 16, 2022)

The Story of Baby O — and the Case That Could Gut Native Sovereignty
Rebecca Nagle, The Nation (Nov. 15, 2022)

How title lenders trap poor Georgians in debt with triple-digit interest rates
Margaret Coker, Joel Jacobs, and Mollie Simon, The Current (Nov. 14, 2022)

Vallejo police reforms stall despite scrutiny over killings
Laurence Du Sault, Open Vallejo (Nov. 8, 2022)

Why Texas Republicans still oppose Medicaid expansion
Kim Krisberg and David Leffler, The Texas Tribune (Nov. 7, 2022)

An Uber Millionaire Wants You to Vote on the Internet — Despite the Inherent Vulnerabilities
Spenser Mestel, The Intercept (Nov. 4, 2022)

‘Dying Inside’: Chaos and Cruelty in Louisiana Juvenile Detention
Megan Shutzer and Rachel Lauren Mueller, New York Times (Oct. 30, 2022)

Between purges and drug trafficking, the uphill battle of Honduras’ National Police
Jennifer Avila and Danielle Mackey, Contra Corriente (Oct. 15, 2022)

Inside the ‘Election Integrity’ Efforts Targeting North Carolina
Laura Lee and Jordan Wilkie, The Assembly (Oct. 11, 2022)

“Habitual Offender” Laws Imprison Thousands for Small Crimes – Sometimes for Life
Tana Ganeva, The Appeal (Sept. 26, 2022)

A Free Medical Clinic Opened in Rural East Texas. Thousands Poured in for Help.
Kim Krisberg and David Leffler,Public Health Watch (Sept. 21, 2022)

Tracked: How colleges use AI to monitor student protests
Ari Sen & Dereka K. Bennett, Dallas Morning News (Sept. 20, 2022)

Captives of Industry: How Wall Street is Cashing in on Your Insurance
Lucy Komisar, 100Reporters (Sept. 19, 2022)

THE CLIMATE DIVIDE: Heat Disparity in Washington DC
Hola Cultura, Hola Cultura (July 30-Aug. 30, 2022)

Two couples sue former UW child abuse doctor for alleged misdiagnoses
Hope Karnopp, Wisconsin Watch (Aug. 27, 2022)

In Tennessee, an Experiment to Manage Behavior with an App
Katherine Lewis, Undark (Aug. 22, 2022)

New mental health data show ‘unsustainable’ burden on NC hospitals
Taylor Knopf, NC Health News (Aug. 22, 2022)

Workers report feeling unsafe at Nevada’s largest gold-mining corporation
Nick Bowlin and Daniel Rothberg, High Country News (Aug. 15, 2022)

These communities are trapped in harm’s way as climate disasters mount
Julia Shipley, Olga Loginova, Zak Cassel, & Alex Lubben, Grist (Aug. 8, 2022)

Hawaii v. Parental Rights
John Hill for Honolulu Civil Beat (July-Dec., 2022)

The problem of cash bail in CT: ‘They just cannot claw their way out’
Kelan Lyons for Connecticut Mirror (July 31, 2022)

Did Industry Funding Influence an FDA Investigation into Canine Heart Disease and Grain-Free Dog Food?
Helen Santoro, 100 Reporters (July 20, 2022)

California Air Regulators Try to Salvage Faulty System That Permitted ‘Extreme’ Pollution
Aaron Cantu, Capital & Main (July 12, 2022)

Vallejo tolerated officers’ mistakes. Then they killed again.
Laurence Du Sault, Open Vallejo (July 7, 2022)

Revealed: US water likely contains more ‘forever chemicals’ than EPA tests show
Tom Perkins, The Guardian (July 6, 2022)

Logging is Destroying Southern Forests — and Dividing US Environmentalists
Christopher Ketcham, Grist (June 29, 2022)

When Developers Promise Community Benefits, Who Holds Them Accountable?
Neil deMause, City Limits (June 17, 2022)

The City of Portland Tried to Undo Gentrification. Black Portlanders Are Conflicted About the Results.
Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week (May 25, 2022)

Paradise Cost: The Price of Supporting Private Ranching With a Sales Tax
Peter Byrne, Pacific Sun-North Bay Bohemian (May 25, 2022)

It was the Rubber Capital of the World. The health consequences linger.
Yanick Rice Lamb, The Center for Public Integrity (May 17, 2022)

In the ‘Rubber Capital of the World,’ Health Consequences Linger
Yanick Rice Lamb, Belt Magazine (May 17, 2022)

Use Of A Weedkilling Herbicide Has Stoked An ‘Us & Them’ Divide In Arkansas
Loretta Williams, WV Public Broadcasting (May 12, 2022)

How California Utilities Commission Undermines the Public Records Act
Seth Rosenfeld, San Francisco Public Press (May 2, 2022)

‘Deeply Broken:’ How Detroit Lets Bad Cops Off The Hook
Violet Ikonomova, Deadline Detroit (Apr. 28, 2022)

WA Supreme Court To Hear Fraud Case Concerning Value Village
Francesca Lyman, Investigate West (Apr. 27, 2022)

Banking on Rail
Marcel Honore, Honolulu Civil Beat (Apr. 6, 2022)

Kentucky’s Budget Shrunk. These Informal Foster Parents Were Left with Nothing.
Graham Ambrose, The Imprint (Apr. 4, 2022)

Dodging Standards
Kate Martin, Carolina Public Press (Mar. 28, 2022)

EPA internally questioned its ability to properly regulate pet collars linked to tens of thousands of injury reports
Johnathan Hettinger, Investigate Midwest (Mar. 24, 2022)

Ongoing investigation sparks changes in public housing in San Francisco
San Francisco Public Press

Oil workers on foreign-flagged ships are at the mercy of corporations
Sara Sneath for Floodlight (Mar. 9, 2022)

Chicago police routinely reject public records requests, wrongly citing the law
Matt Chapman for South Side Weekly (Mar. 8, 2022)

CPD Routinely Denies FOIA Requests for Dubious Reasons
Matt Chapman for South Side Weekly (Mar. 8, 2022)

As Sycamore looks to future of water system, residents say trust in city remains murky
Katie Finlon for Daily Chronicle (Mar. 5, 2022)

Here to Stay: Which way, no way
William Martin & Enrique Unzueta for The GroundTruth Project (Feb. 28, 2022)

Slipped through the cracks: How highway authorities missed the flaw that nearly brought down the I-40 bridge – Arkansas Nonprofit News Network
Benjamin Hardy for Arkansas Nonprofit News Network (Feb. 20, 2022)

Discolored, smelly tap water? Here’s what may cause that in Sycamore
Kelsey Rettke and Katie Finlon (Feb. 18, 2022)

How to look for signs of pediatric lead poisoning: ‘It’s kind of a silent contamination’
Kelsey Rettke and Katie Finlon (Feb. 11, 2022)

Illinois EPA ‘closely tracking’ lead levels in Sycamore drinking water: ‘It’s concerning for our children’
Kelsey Rettke and Katie Finlon (Feb. 4, 2022)

Special Feature on the Privatization of Public Housing in Boston
Chris Faraone for DIG BOS (Feb. 1, 2022)

City waits for Mississippi to earmark money for water crisis as sewage overflows continue
Jerry Mitchell for Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting (Jan. 30, 2022)

What Ever Happened to CBAs? The Rise and Fall of ‘Community Benefits Agreements’ in NYC
Neil deMause for City Limits (Jan. 18, 2022)

Medicaid pays millions for patient transportation. Sometimes the ride never comes
Rebecca Grapevine for NPR (Jan. 12, 2022)

A year after Jan. 6 protests, Utah law enforcement is still trying to navigate armed protests
Eric S. Peterson for Deseret News (Jan. 6, 2022)

Gold country: A precious metal, a mining mega-corp and a captive workforce
Nick Bowlin and Daniel Rothberg for High Country News (Jan. 1, 2022)

NC counties base jail decisions on controversial consultant work
Jordan Wilkie for Carolina Public Press (Dec. 27, 2021)

Should Hawaii Overhaul How It Investigates Police Shootings?
Nick Grube for Honolulu Civil Beat (Dec. 21, 2021)

Corporations are consolidating water and land rights in the West
Eli Francovich and Lee Van der Voo for High Country News (Dec. 15, 2021)

Child abuse cases sparked by Dr. Barbara Knox rejected by Wisconsin judge, jury and prosecutor
Brenda Wintrode for Wisconsin Watch (Dec. 2, 2021)

The Power Of SHOPO: Here’s How The Police Union Contract Drives Public Policy
Nick Grube for Honolulu Civil Beat (Dec. 1, 2021)

Year One: COVID-19’s Death Toll
Will Huntsberry, Jesse Marx, Bella Ross, Maya Srikrishnan and Jared Whitlock for Voice of San Diego (Nov. 30, 2021)

Convicted Cop In Kealoha Case Gets His Job Back In Arbitration
Nick Grube for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 29, 2021)

Parents recount terror of wrongful child abuse diagnoses from former University of Wisconsin doctor
Brenda Wintrode for Wisconsin Watch (Nov. 27, 2021)

The Prosecution Of Police Misconduct Cases Essentially Stopped During The Pandemic
Jacob Geanous for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 23, 2021)

Inside Amazon’s Failures to Protect Your Data: Internal Voyeurs, Bribery Scandals and Backdoor Schemes
Will Evans for Reveal (Nov. 18, 2021)

Mass exodus at Alaska child abuse clinic as former Wisconsin doctor accused of bullying, misdiagnoses
Brenda Wintrode and Michelle Theriault Boots for Wisconsin Watch (Nov. 15, 2021)

Police Arbitration Decisions Are Raising Concerns Throughout The Country
Nick Grube for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 15, 2021)

This Deputy Sheriff Was Twice Accused Of Sex Assault And Fired. Then He Got His Job Back
Blaze Lovell for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 14, 2021)

Jury rejects child abuse charge triggered by former University of Wisconsin doctor
Dee J. Hall for Wisconsin Watch (Nov. 13, 2021)

2 senior Arkansas bridge inspection engineers out after release of long-awaited I-40 reports – Arkansas Nonprofit News Network
Benjamin Hardy for Arkansas Nonprofit News Network (Nov. 11, 2021)

Andrew Burton and Michael Kirby Smith (Nov. 10, 2021)

Proposed Updates To Federal Fishing Law Target Wespac
Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 10, 2021)

In Hawaii, Punishment For Bad Cops Often Doesn’t Stick. Here’s Why
Nick Grube for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 10, 2021)

Alaska: Where Conservation Plays A Key Role In One Of The World’s Biggest Fisheries
Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 9, 2021)

Pro-Fishing Industry Council Members Often Stay In Power For Years
Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 8, 2021)

‘A Force Of Nature’: Wespac’s Kitty Simonds Has Had A Productive Reign
Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 7, 2021)

Wespac’s Fight Against Marine Monuments Is All About Protecting The Fishing Industry
Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 5, 2021)

The oil and gas industry is pushing misinformation about its impact on climate, coastal restoration. Louisiana politicians are repeating it.
Sara Sneath for Southerly Magazine (Nov. 5, 2021)

The Mayor of Maple Ave
Sara Ganim for Penn Live, Advance Local & Meadowlark Media (Nov. 3, 2021)

How Politics And Lobbying Have Shaped Federal Fisheries Policies In The Pacific
Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 3, 2021)

How Politics And Lobbying Have Shaped Federal Fisheries Policies In The Pacific
Nathan Eagle for Honolulu Civil Beat (Nov. 3, 2021)

Locked Up and Left to Die
Micheal Barajas and Sophie Novack for Texas Observer (Nov. 1, 2021)

HPD’s Loose Pursuit Policy Leads To Crashes In A Third Of Chases
Jacob Geanous for Honolulu Civil Beat (Oct. 31, 2021)

Beyond jails: Exploring policy changes to reduce need for bigger jails in NC
Jordan Wilkie for Carolina Public Press (Oct. 28, 2021)

NC jails paid to house other governments’ detainees face tricky math, policy questions
Jordan Wilkie for Carolina Public Press (Oct. 27, 2021)

NC counties look for alternatives to spending millions on bigger jails
Jordan Wilkie for Carolina Public Press (Oct. 26, 2021)

Hawaii May Not Set Minimum Qualifications For Police Until 2024
Blaze Lovell for Honolulu Civil Beat (Oct. 26, 2021)

Unsafe housing jeopardizes success of community living for chronically mentally ill
Amy Silverman for Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting (Oct. 22, 2021)

Neighborhoods Watched: The Rise of Urban Mass Surveillance
Michael Isaac Stein, Caroline Sinders and Winnie Yoe for The Lens NOLA (Oct. 21, 2021)

Patients file grievances, experts want reforms at Arizona State Hospital
Amy Silverman for Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting (Oct. 21, 2021)

California Failed to Consistently Track Ride-Hailing Assault and Harassment Complaints
Seth Rosenfeld for San Francisco Public Press (Oct. 20, 2021)

Forty years later, legacy of Arnold v. Sarn lives on
Amy Silverman for Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting (Oct. 20, 2021)

Schizophrenia upends life of accomplished academic
Amy Silverman for Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting (Oct. 19, 2021)

A place that should know better
Amy Silverman for Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting (Oct. 19, 2021)

When Abusers Keep Their Guns
Jennifer Gollan for Reveal News (Oct. 9, 2021)

The oil and gas industry is using Louisiana’s climate task force to push carbon capture
Sara Sneath for Southerly Magazine (Oct. 7, 2021)

Diabetes cases exploding among adolescents across the U.S., risks highest in Deep South
Erica Hensley for Mississippi Center For Investigative Reporting (Sept. 28, 2021)

When public health becomes the public enemy
Jane C. Hu for High Country News (Sept. 28, 2021)

The ‘Most Diabetic Place in America’ grapples with the devastating disease that affects nearly 1 in 3 residents
Jerry Mitchell for Mississippi Center For Investigative Reporting (Sept. 20, 2021)

Flashlight beatings, chokings and threats: Dallas officer faced multiple allegations of brutality
Miles Moffeit, Cassandra Jaramillo and Madi Alexander for Dallas Morning News (Sept. 16, 2021)

The Greenland Connection
Tony Bartelme for Post and Courier (Sept. 16, 2021)

Searching for Answers After a St. Louis Jailhouse Beating
Ryan Krull for Riverfront Times (Sept. 15, 2021)

Over the past 3 years, diabetes has killed more Americans than all the wars over the past century. Mississippi is ‘ground zero’ in that fight
Jerry Mitchell for Mississippi Center For Investigative Reporting (Sept. 8, 2021)

Texas Workers Are Dying In The Summer Heat, And Companies Aren’t Being Held Accountable
Columbia Journalism Investigations for Kera News (Sept. 7, 2021)

A year after Mass Demonstrations sparked by George Floyd murder, protestors see double standard
Eric S. Peterson for the Salt Lake Tribune (Aug. 30, 2021)

Cooling D.C. Requires Thinking About Who’s Most Vulnerable to Heat
Hola Cultura S.P.E.L.L. Team for Washington City Paper (Aug. 25, 2021)

Summer Heat Can Lead to Adverse Health Reactions for Residents Across D.C.
Hola Cultura S.P.E.L.L. Team for Washington City Paper (Aug. 23, 2021)

Who’s Supervising Overtime at CPD?
Jim Daley and Kiran Misra for South Side Weekly (Aug. 19, 2021)

Temperatures in D.C.’s Heat Islands, Can Register Ten to Twenty Degrees Hotter Than in Leafy Neighborhoods
Hola Cultura S.P.E.L.L. Team for Washington City Paper (Aug. 19, 2021)

Offshore oil and gas worker fatalities are underreported by federal safety agencySara Sneath for Southerly Magazine (Aug. 18, 2021)

Inside the decades-long fight over an Ohio Superfund siteYanick Rice Lamb for The Center for Public Integrity (Aug. 18, 2021)

Diabetes and COVID forge deadly ‘perfect storm’
Jerry Mitchell for Mississippi Center For Investigative Reporting (Aug. 18, 2021)

A Daughter’s Plea
Bailey Williams for Mississippi Center For Investigative Reporting (Aug. 18, 2021)

Heat is killing workers in the U.S. — and there are no federal rules to protect them
Columbia Journalism Investigations for NPR (Aug. 17, 2021)

Workers Are Dying Of Heat Outdoors Without Standards To Protect Them
Columbia Journalism Investigations for NPR (Aug. 17, 2021)

‘Shooting First And Asking Questions Later’
Alysia Santo and R.G. Dunlop for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (Aug. 13, 2021)

Shipwrecked: A series of special reports on Long Beach and the Queen Mary.
Kelly Puente and Jeffrey L. Rabin for Long Beach Post (Aug. 8, 2021)

Trapped in Diplomatic Limbo
Noy Thrupkaew for Latino USA (Aug. 6, 2021)

St. Dominic Knew Patients Couldn’t Afford Care. It Sued Them Anyway.
Giacomo Bologna for Mississippi Center For Investigative Reporting (Aug. 6, 2021)

A Stronger Electricity Grid Is Crucial to Cutting Carbon. Does that Make It Green?
Peter Fairley for The Tyee (July 29, 2021)

Without body cameras, Iowa State Patrol is an outlier among Iowa law enforcement
Erin Jordan for the Bellevue Herald-Leader (July 14, 2021)

Coastal Landfills Are No Match for Rising Seas
Dave Lindorff for the Nation (July 9, 2021)

Emails: Michigan sheriff sought to seize voting machines amid Trump claims
Jonathan Oosting for Bridge Magazine (July 2, 2021)