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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.

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)

Newtok
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)

The Perfect Police State (Book)
Geoffrey Cain for Public Affairs Books (June 29, 2021)

10 jobs that will help shape a zero-emissions future
Michelle Gamage for Grist (June 26, 2021)

Escaped Missouri Inmate Could Be Coming for Ex-Wife, His Sister Warns
Ryan Krull for RiverFront Times (June 25, 2021)

The High Price of the City’s Shows of Force
Jim Daley for South Side Weekly (June 23, 2021)

The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking
Lois Henry for the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism and The New York Times (May 25, 2021)

They were at the Capitol riot. Now, these Michigan Republicans want your vote
Jonathan Oosting for Bridge Magazine (May 25, 2021)

Can an innovative approach to reforestation take root in British Columbia?
Amanda Follett Hosgood for InvestigateWest (May 12, 2021)

The secrets left behind by Millinocket’s ousted leaders
Josh Keefe for Bangor Daily News (May 5, 2021)

Book: The School I Deserve: Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America
Jo Napolitano (April 22, 2021)

PODCAST: Struggling to Breathe in The Bronx in Age of COVID
Ese Olumhense for The City (April 21, 2021)

Flooding on the Fox: Buyouts work for some, but not others, as a flood mitigation tool in McHenry County
Sam Lounsberry for Northwest Herald (April 15, 2021)

A prosecutor ended his police career. He doesn’t understand why she won’t hear his side.
Josh Keefe for Bangor Daily News (April 14, 2021)

Calls to D.C. Child and Family Services Agency Have Dropped, but That Doesn’t Mean Child Abuse Has Stopped
Ashley Hackett for Washington City Paper (April 8, 2021)

Kentucky’s Budget Shrunk. These Informal Foster Parents Were Left with Nothing.
Graham Ambrose for The Imprint (April 4, 2021)

U.S. Continued Deporting People with COVID-19, Despite New Protocols
Oscar Garcia for palabra. (March 26, 2021)

A prosecutor worried he wasn’t credible. Then Millinocket hired him as police chief.
Josh Keefe for Bangor Daily News (March 26, 2021)

Chicago Police Overtime Broke Department Records in 2020
Jim Daley and Kiran Misra for South Side Weekly (March 15, 2021)

An Anonymous Missouri Prison Watchdog Steps Forward
Ryan Krull for Riverfront Times (March 15, 2021)

The Rubber Industry’s Toxic Legacy in Akron
Yanick Rice Lamb for Belt Magazine (March 5, 2021)

Did James Plymell need to die?
Leah Sottile for High Country News (March 1, 2021)

Cops Got Overtime for Anjanette Young Raid
Jim Daley for South Side Weekly (Feb. 23, 2021)

Pandemic fails to slow agribusiness’s thirst for Cerrado’s water
Caio de Freitas Paes for Mongabay (Feb. 9, 2021)

Overworked, Underpaid, and Cutting Corners: The Crisis in Home Health Care
Jake Bittle for The New Republic (Feb. 9, 2021)

Trader Cargill, pension fund TIAA linked to land grabs in Brazil’s Cerrado
Caio de Freitas Paes for Mongabay (Feb. 3, 2021)

Through the Cracks
Jonquilyn Hill for WAMU American University Radio (Jan. 22, 2021)

Louisville Police Routinely Busted Down Doors In Hunt For Drugs
Jacob Ryan for Kentucky Center for Investigative Journalism (Jan. 19, 2021)

Dissed: Interviews with Latino Journalists Yield Stories of Discrimination
Dagmar Thiel and Frank LaRue for palabra. (Jan 16, 2021)

A Lost Decade: How Climate Action Fizzled In Cascadia
Peter Fairley for InvestigateWest (Jan. 11, 2021)

Members of Congress Profited From COVID Bailout While Small Businesses Were Shut Out
Justin Glawe and Jeremy Borden for Sludge (Dec. 24, 2020)

COVID-19 Runs Rampant in Slavic Religious Communities Across the U.S.
Ruslan Gurzhiy for Slavic Sacramento (Dec. 16, 2020)

‘Buy it or else’: Inside Monsanto and BASF’s moves to force dicamba on farmers
Johnathan Hettinger for Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting (Dec. 4, 2020)

Connecticut’s Halfhearted Battle: Response To Lead Poisoning Epidemic Lacks Urgency
Grantee Jenifer Frank for The Connecticut Health I-Team (Nov. 23, 2020)

Burkina Faso’s Invisible War
Grantee Clair MacDougall for Columbia Journalism Review (Nov. 20, 2020)

We Keep the Dead Close (Book)
Grantee Becky Cooper (Nov. 10, 2020)

Poorly treated effluent sends refinery water use skyrocketing
Grantees Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph for the Center for Collaborative Journalism (Nov. 10, 2020)

Mississippi ‘throws away’ juveniles, robbing them of chance for redemption, advocates say
Grantees at the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting (Nov. 2, 2020)