Ken Paxton Has Used Consumer Protection Law to Target These Organizations
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by Vianna Davila
3h ago
by Vianna Davila ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan local newsroom that informs and engages with Texans. Sign up for The Brief Weekly to get up to speed on their essential coverage of Texas issues. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has repeatedly used the state’s powerful consumer protection laws to investigate organizations whose work conflicts in some way with his political views or the views of his conservative ..read more
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Texas’ Attorney General Is Increasingly Using Consumer Protection Laws to Pursue Political Targets
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by Vianna Davila
3h ago
by Vianna Davila ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan local newsroom that informs and engages with Texans. Sign up for The Brief Weekly to get up to speed on their essential coverage of Texas issues. The men knocked on the door of a two-story, red-brick building in downtown El Paso one chilly morning in February. When a volunteer answered, they handed her a document they said gave them the right to go inside and revi ..read more
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How an Alabama Town Staved Off School Resegregation
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by Jennifer Berry Hawes
1d ago
by Jennifer Berry Hawes I recently traveled to rural Wilcox County, in Alabama’s Black Belt, to understand the origins of the local “segregation academy” and how it still divides the broader community. It was the first story in our series about segregation academies, private schools that opened across the Deep South after the U.S Supreme Court released its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. White Southerners opened hundreds — perhaps thousands — of these schools, which allowed white children to flee just as Black children arrived in the public schools. Now, 70 years late ..read more
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This Mississippi Hospital Transfers Some Patients to Jail to Await Mental Health Treatment
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by Isabelle Taft, Mississippi Today
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by Isabelle Taft, Mississippi Today This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Mississippi Today and co-published with the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, the Sun Herald and MLK50. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. When Sandy Jones’ 26-year-old daughter started writing on the walls of her home in Hernando, Mississippi, last year and talking angrily to the television, Sandy said, she knew two things: Her daughter Sydney needed help, and Sandy didn’t want her to be held in jail again to get it. A ye ..read more
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Maine’s Health Department Rarely Investigates When Residents Wander Away From Their Care Facilities
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by Rose Lundy, The Maine Monitor
2d ago
by Rose Lundy, The Maine Monitor This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with The Maine Monitor. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. Late one morning in May 2021, a resident of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, spotted an “elderly, disoriented” man standing in a driveway, according to a police report. The resident called police and then followed the man on foot as he wandered to a nearby intersection. When police officers arrived, the man had difficulty communicating with them. But he was clutching a toiletry case th ..read more
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After Decades, Voters Finally OK Replacement for Crumbling Idaho School
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by Becca Savransky, Idaho Statesman
4d ago
by Becca Savransky, Idaho Statesman This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with the Idaho Statesman. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. The Salmon School District in remote Central Idaho will finally get a new school. After decades in which voters rejected every bond the district asked for, the community on Tuesday approved a $20 million bond to build a new pre-K-through-8 school with a resounding 72% support. The election comes after the Idaho Statesman and ProPublica reported last year on how children ..read more
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How Residents in a Rural Alabama County Are Confronting the Lasting Harm of Segregation Academies
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by Jennifer Berry Hawes, photography by Sarahbeth Maney
6d ago
by Jennifer Berry Hawes, photography by Sarahbeth Maney ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. Join us for a virtual discussion of how private schools known as “segregation academies” in the Deep South continue to preserve divisions within communities even 70 years after Brown v. Board of Education. In the rural community of Wilcox County, Alabama, a Black principal is working to empower students in the segregated public high school ..read more
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Nine Takeaways From Our Investigation Into 3M’s Forever Chemicals
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by ProPublica
6d ago
by ProPublica ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story is exempt from our Creative Commons license until July 19. After years of reporting on forever chemicals, ProPublica reporter Sharon Lerner had one question that still nagged at her. She knew that a handful of 3M scientists and lawyers had learned in the 1970s that the chemical PFOS had seeped into the blood of people around the country and that company experiments around that time had shown that PFOS was toxic. But the company kept ..read more
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Texas Appeals Court Orders Dismissal of Lawsuit Against ProPublica, Texas Tribune
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by Perla Trevizo
1w ago
by Perla Trevizo ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan local newsroom that informs and engages with Texans. Sign up for The Brief Weekly to get up to speed on their essential coverage of Texas issues. A Texas state appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of a 2022 disparagement lawsuit against ProPublica and The Texas Tribune filed by MRG Medical LLC., a health care services company. The court ruled that the ..read more
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For the Women Who Accused the Trump Campaign of Harassment, It’s Been More Harassment
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by Marilyn W. Thompson
1w ago
by Marilyn W. Thompson ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Nearly eight years ago, convinced that she’d been treated unfairly, Jessica Denson sued Donald Trump’s campaign for workplace harassment. Then she discovered the lengths Trump’s attorneys would go to hit back — and their unwillingness to stop. Immediately, the campaign filed a counterclaim for $1.5 million. It won a $52,229 judgment, and the campaign froze her bank account and almost forced her into bankruptcy. She found it humiliatin ..read more
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