Investigations

Trump allies have interviewed nearly 200 election officials to probe for weaknesses

BY: - October 3, 2022

This article was originally published by Votebeat, a nonprofit news organization covering local election administration and voting access.   Two of Donald Trump’s most prominent allies in his fight to overturn the 2020 election are leading a coordinated, multi-state effort to probe local election officials in battlegrounds such as Michigan, Arizona, and Texas ahead of the […]

Ohio State employed a serial sex abuser. Its fight with his victims lives on

BY: - September 6, 2022

As Ohio State University came to publicly acknowledge that a physician it employed abused hundreds of students over two decades, it also waged several high-stakes legal and political fights against some of his victims to narrow their path to financial damages, an Ohio Capital Journal investigation has found. In state and federal courtrooms and behind […]

Forged paperwork allowed special ed students’ move into GED program at youth lockup

BY: - September 5, 2022

Staff at Arkansas’ youth lockups forged the paperwork of students with disabilities to transfer them from special education classes to the GED program, internal emails show. The newly uncovered records further explain a suspicious increase in incarcerated youths obtaining GEDs last year. A state investigation in April found that teachers at the youth lockups — […]

Probe finds cheating in GED program at Arkansas’ youth lockups

BY: - August 16, 2022

Arkansas officials last year noticed a suspicious increase in incarcerated juveniles earning GEDs.  A review of classroom surveillance footage during a preliminary GED test at Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center confirmed their fears. An educator for the contractor that runs Arkansas’ youth lockups provided answers to students, state records show. Sarah Gober, a then-teacher for Rite […]