The Center for Investigative Reporting began its probe by studying official findings from accidents and annual reports the Coast Guard issues on its safety and fatality trends. But instead of relying on the graphs and charts that officials elected to include in those reports, CIR sought the raw data behind them.
Substandard for-profit schools in California get millions in GI Bill funds, with the most going to the University of Phoenix, San Diego. But some veterans say they are left with worthless degrees and few job prospects.
The California State Auditor blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries and violations of the state’s informed consent law.
James F. Tomsheck’s removal was designed to sooth critics who say the agency has been too soft on misconduct, abuse and corruption. But his supporters say he is a scapegoat for a broken and byzantine hierarchy.
Richmond, California, commissioned inspections of its five public housing complexes following CIR's investigation. Here's an interactive look at the mice, rats and mold that inspectors found inside the city's worst complex, Hacienda.
Since 2012, an unprecedented uprising by motley bands of vigilantes has put the Knights Templar drug organization on the run. Fueling the movement are thousands of migrants who lived in California and other U.S. states before returning to Mexico.
CIR teamed up with sophomores at San Leandro High School in California to teach elementary school students about healthy eating by playing "Hairnet Hero" and participating in nutrition-related workshops.
The nominations recognize investigations into sexual abuse and harassment of migrant women broadcast on FRONTLINE; fraudulent drug and alcohol rehab programs on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360”; and overprescription of narcotic painkillers by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on PBS NewsHour.