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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
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This series of articles began with an examination of one school district in Dallas. The reporters found that the Wilmer-Hutchins Independent School District was riddled with problems, including shredded documents, vanishing funds, unpaid salaries, and stolen property. The Wilmer- Hutchins stories also exposed some discrepancies in state assessment test scores. The reporters did a statewide data analysis of test scores and found that similar discrepancies, and the cheating that produces them, occurred throughout the state.
"In July 2003, a Mississippi Supreme Court justice, his former wide, two former lower court judges and a prominent trial lawyer were indicted on federal bribery and fraud charges after a more than yearlong investigation. The Sun Herald found out the at an FBI agent was removed from the investigation when he wanted to investigate the financial ties between famed tobacco lawyer Richard 'Dickie' Scruggs and several judges. Scruggs is one of the richest men in Mississippi and is the brother - in - law of US Sen. Trent Lott.
The LA Times investigates five senators who were lobbying for certain companies and corporations. These companies were funding the senators or their immediate family members. The investigation revealed that all the senators had sons who had recently launched lucrative businesses as consultants for these corporations. Altogether the Times revealed that there were 28 US senators receiving funds form various corporations.
"..the advent of the information economy has turned the FCC from a minor D.C. player into one of the government's most powerful agencies. As the de facto czar of the nation's communications infrastructure, the commission now makes daily decisions affecting America's technological destiny-reviewing megamergers like AOL Time Warner union, evaluating the Baby Bells' expansion plans, determining whether cable companies should decide what Web content their Internet customers can view. And no one appreciates the FCC's newfound authority better than the communications industry, whose lobbying expenses now stand at roughly $125 million, more than twice the amount spent by defense firms."
Tags: FCC; lobbying; telecommunications; "Big Media; " broadband; Internet; cable; telephone; radio; broadcast licenses; deregulation; digital transition; telcos; CFIC; Dingell; Tauzin; McCain; Lott; open access; First Amendment; location-based services (LBS); privacy; Digital Democracy; National Association of Broadcasters; NAB; analog spectrum; consolidation; government auction
This Wall Street Journal story examines the controversy over campaign finance from the point of view of major donors. Information is derived from a defiend group of major donors; everyone who had given a maximum $5,000 donation to Senate Majority leader Trent Lott's political action committee in any of the three years since Republicans had taken over. Found that four of five donors had stakes in specific policies pending before the government.
Wall Street Journal looks at how the city of Biloxi, Miss., illegally used HUD funds to buy a restaurant and engineer a marina, while the city's housing projects remained in a state of disrepair; details how Biloxi hired former HUD employees to lobby for HUD funds for the city, Sept. 1, 1989.