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  • Published: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:50:00 +0000
    Investigation of Disasters Sparks Debate Over Navy’s Readiness and Responsibilities - by T. Christian Miller, Robert Faturechi, Megan Rose and Kengo Tsutsumi Last week, we published our stories on the Navy’s deadliest accidents in 40 years and the failure of Navy leaders to heed warnings from within their ranks. Since then, conversations about the Navy and its readiness to fight have sprung up all over the place: social media, the dining rooms on Navy ships, the halls of Congress. We’ve had... [read more]

  • Published: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:05:28 +0000
    The VA Is Paying for a Top Official’s Cross-Country Commute - by Isaac Arnsdorf The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs paid $13,000 over a three-month period for a senior official’s biweekly commute to Washington from his home in California, according to expense reports obtained by ProPublica. The official, Darin Selnick, is a senior adviser to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and has played a key role in developing the administration’s controversial new rules on referrin... [read more]

  • Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:00:00 +0000
    Former Trump Officials Are Supposed to Avoid Lobbying. Except 33 Haven’t. - by Derek Kravitz It’s been more than two years since President Donald Trump, who rallied campaign supporters with calls to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and their ilk, took office. But despite that campaign promise, Washington influence peddlers continue to move into and out of jobs in the federal government. In his first 10 days in office, Trump signed an executive order that required all his political... [read more]

  • Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:00:00 +0000
    Large Natural Gas Producer to Pay West Virginia Plaintiffs $53.5 Million to Settle Royalty Dispute - by Kate Mishkin and Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail The second-largest natural gas producer in West Virginia will pay $53.5 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company was cheating thousands of state residents and businesses by shorting them on gas royalty payments, according to terms of the deal unsealed in court this week. Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. agreed to pay the money to end a federal... [read more]

  • Published: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:50:16 +0000
    ProPublica Named a Finalist for Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics - by ProPublica The Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced that “A Betrayal” by ProPublica reporter Hannah Dreier is one of five finalists for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics. The award honors journalism displaying high ethical standards in the pursuit of truth. Co-published with New York magazine, “A Betrayal” chronicled the experience of Henry, a Lo... [read more]

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