February's Investigative Journalism
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February's Investigative Journalism
Highlights of reports from members of the Investigative News Network.
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Pulitzer Center: Anna Badkhen reporting on violence in Afghanistan

Pulitzer Center: Anna Badkhen reporting on violence in Afghanistan | February's Investigative Journalism | Scoop.it

"When Pulitzer Center grantee Anna Badkhen returned to Afghanistan at the end of 2011, she found a changed place."

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ProPublica: Will mortgage settlement avoid repeating Obama’s foreclosure failures?

ProPublica: Will mortgage settlement avoid repeating Obama’s foreclosure failures? | February's Investigative Journalism | Scoop.it

According to the state attorneys general and the Obama administration, a major selling point of the new $25 billion mortgage settlement is that it won't repeat HAMP's mistakes.

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New Haven Independent calls 'Time Out!' on offensive comments

In response to a flood of offensive, obscene and hateful comments - and perhaps as a final resort - the people at the New Haven Independent shut down commenting on stories. Paul Bass explains the rationale behind the decision, while also thanking the readers who have left thoughtful and respectful comments. 

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Center for Investigative Reporting, The Bay Citizen explore merger

Center for Investigative Reporting, The Bay Citizen explore merger | February's Investigative Journalism | Scoop.it

The nonprofit investigative news organization CIR (which includes California Watch) announces an intent to merge with hyperlocal news organization The Bay Citizen. 

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iWatch News: Los Angeles moves haltingly toward ending fines for truancy

iWatch News: Los Angeles moves haltingly toward ending fines for truancy | February's Investigative Journalism | Scoop.it

"Since the 1990s, cities large and small have adopted daytime curfews with monetary fines to force kids to get to school."

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voiceofsandiego.org: San Diego streets will worsen for next five years

voiceofsandiego.org: San Diego streets will worsen for next five years | February's Investigative Journalism | Scoop.it

Reporter Liam Dillon of voiceofsandiego.org covers the worsening condition of San Diego city streets. A new report finds that the already poor roads will only get worse, since the cost of maintaining the roads is more than the city can afford.

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MinnPost prepares to launch its new website

MinnPost prepares to launch its new website | February's Investigative Journalism | Scoop.it

Minnesota news site MinnPost.com has announced they'll be launching a new website Feb. 15. More details on the site and its features will follow the launch.

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