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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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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A WISH-TV (Indianapolis, IN) investigation exposed a public safety crisis resulting from a shortage of 911 operators. Inadequate staffing led to emergency calls being placed "on hold." Delays in answering led to delays in responding to emergencies. In addition, use of cell phones and computer-based phones adds to the response time as they do not provide dispatchers with the caller's location. Without this information, dispatchers are unable to determine where to send help. Reporters also looked at the historical problem of agencies not being able to "talk" to each other directly.
Tags: emergency dispatch systems; emergency dispatch response times; cell phone; 911; emergency dispatcher burnout; public-safety communications; Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, APCO; enhanced wireless 911; Voice over Internet Protocol; VoIP; TTY; public safety answering point; PSAP; telecommunications; multiple line telephone system; MLTS; PBX-MLTS; National Association of State 911 Administrators; NASNA; Metropolitan Emergency Communication Agency; MECA; failsoft; Motorola
The Journal reports on the "after-hours" market where "millions of shares are routinely traded after the markets close, seven days a week. While this after-hours trading takes place largely beyond the view of the millions of average investors who have fueled the market, it can have a huge impact on the prices they pay when traditional trading resumes."
The New Times investigates how the city of Scottsdale served approximately 70,000 residents drinking water laced with illegal amounts of a suspected carcinogen but failed to notify regulators or the public, as required by law. The drinking water in question came from a plant designed and paid for by Motorola and other electronics firms, all suspected polluters of Scottsdale's underground drinking water reserves, as part of a Superfund cleanup plan. (Dec. 5, 28, 1996)
Both the Hoy and El Siglo newspapers conducted investigations that found that "the government of the Dominican Republic notified Motorola, Inc. that a tax fraud involving more than ten million dollars in unpaid taxes and nearly one hundred million in unreported income, could result in the expropriation of Tricom, a telecommunications company partially owned by Motorola." The text is in Spanish.
New Times (Phoenix) looks at the 10 - year history of ground-water contamination linked to chemical dumping by Motorola, the state's largest employer; probes political, economic and environmental problems of polluted ground water; the company's plant in Mexico is not subject to public overview of critical environmental data, including how Motorola disposes of toxic waste, 1992.
Tags: AZ Greene