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:
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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KHOU-TV set out to answer a frightening question: Why is Harris County, Texas "the DWI death capital of the country?" Employees of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission revealed "little-known amendments" that offer immunity to bars and bartenders "from civil liability" or "state administrative action" that could result from the state law that prevents over-serving alcohol.
FOX News Chicago discovered footage of an off duty officer beating a female bartender. They then "investigated the circumstances of the beating, the apparent lack of an appropriate police department response both at the time and during the investigation of the officer, and how other city employees may have tried to cover up the incident."
WANE-TV examines problems with illegal use of video gambling machines in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The report reveals numerous breaches of the state law that allows local businesses to have video gambling machines for amusement only. A hidden camera investigation finds that bartenders often hand over pay-outs to the gamblers.
ABC News 20/20 used hidden cameras to survey 15 New York area bars to see if bartenders would serve alcohol to the "obviously drunk." 20/20, which trained their undercover reporters to appear drunk, bartenders would serve the drunk 70 percent of the time.
The Blind Cow, a restaurant in Zurich, not only has blind cooks, bartenders, owners and waitresses -- it also serves its patrons in total darkness. The restaurant was funded by donations from local businesses and charities, and is housed in an unused Lutheran church.
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"Dateline NBC's four-part report took a comprehensive look at the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union - a labor union representing some of the lowest-paid employees in the country, whose leaders have for decades been the subject of organized crime and corruption probes.... Dateline followed a group of daring union reformers, led by a bartender and a waiter, as they waged a campaign to wrest control of their local chapter in Chicago.... Dateline's report also focused on the latest federal probe into (union boss Edward) Hanley and the union and a little-known report that detailed a litany of financial abuses by Hanley, his family and union associates...."
The Miami Herald investigates Jim Stephanis, a former millionaire restaurant owner who now works as a bartender. Stephanis tore down his restaurant and tried to build a hotel on a Florida beach, but neighbors in a high-rise retirement home behind his property insist he did not have the right to destroy their view. After more than 20 years of battling and nine court victories, Stephanis finally lost his property to the city of Pompano Beach. (June 9, 1996)