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Out of Options, California Ships Hundreds of Troubled Children Out of State
Posted on: Jan 5, 2016, Source: Pro Publica
One 14-year-old boy’s search for care takes him to Utah as his home state struggles to safeguard its most challenging children.
Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes For Troubled Children
Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: Pro Publica
The homes have come under fire as a failed model of care, and as places vulnerable to violence and sexual predation.
Shocking: Rape Is Rampant in Juvenile Justice System and Most Often Perpetrated by Staff
Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: ProPublica
Hundreds of teens are victimized repeatedly, according to study.
More than Half of Recent War Vets Treated by VA Are Struggling With Mental Health Problems
Posted on: May 11, 2011, Source: ProPublica
The raw number of returning soldiers with psychological problems is rising.
Say What? PA Governor Gives Energy Executive Supreme Authority Over Environmental Permitting
Posted on: Mar 10, 2011, Source: ProPublica
Instead of ratcheting up oversight, PA's governor wants to hand authority over some of the state's most critical environmental decisions to an energy executive.
Business Gears Up to Battle New Obama Workplace Safety Rule
Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source: ProPublica
A new regulation would force employers to identify when a workplace-related injury is caused by repetitive stress. The Chamber of Commerce says it'll cost employers millions.
Senior Public Health Official Reassigned in the Wake of Public Inquiries
Posted on: Jan 22, 2010, Source: ProPublica
Dr. Howard Frumkin, who first caught flack for failing to take action on formaldehyde-contaminated trailers for Katrina victims, will step down from his post.
New York City Calls for Drilling Ban in Watershed, Rejects State Study
Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source: ProPublica
New York City officials have called for a ban on natural gas drilling within the cityâ€™s 2,000-square-mile upstate watershed.
After Admitting Faults at Hearing, New EPA Head Starts Work
Posted on: Jan 26, 2009, Source: ProPublica
Jackson was confirmed despite questions about her failure to regulate contaminants in drinking water and other concerns.
Obama's Controversial EPA Pick
Posted on: Dec 16, 2008, Source: ProPublica
Lisa Jackson is getting mixed reviews for her industry ties and the trail of toxic waste left behind in her last job.
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