Administration’s policies target some legal immigrants

Animated by what President Donald Trump has repeatedly called a crisis on our Southern border, the administration has ramped up hard-line immigration policies, some of them targeting legal migrants. Officials in Augusts unveiled a new policy authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to deny green cards to immigrants who have received public benefits or who …

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States take on Big Pharma

Nearly 250,000 people died because of opioid overdoses between 2010 and 2017. IRW and the Washington Post reported in May that the Trump administration has failed to allocate sufficient funds to fight the epidemic and has left crucial drug enforcement posts unfilled, despite declaring opioid addiction a public health emergency in 2017. While the federal …

Introducing The Accountability Project, a new resource for public data

Searching across public data sets can be arduous, particularly on deadline. But any good journalist knows that finding threads among campaign finance data, property records, business ownership and other sources can yield important stories about conflicts of interest, outsized influence and other issues that warrant deeper public scrutiny. That’s why the Investigative Reporting Workshop created …