investigation

Faith leaders urge minimum wage hike, expanded child tax credit as Congress nears recess

BY: - September 22, 2022

This story has been updated WASHINGTON — Faith leaders pressed Congress to pass voting rights legislation, a $15 minimum wage and a permanent expansion of the child tax credit during a Thursday briefing on Capitol Hill. “Poverty is a policy choice,” Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, said to lawmakers. Barber, […]

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 […]

Missouri substantiated 10 claims of physical abuse at Agape in last four months

BY: - September 6, 2022

Missouri investigators over the last four months have substantiated 10 claims of physical abuse at Agape Boarding School, a Christian reform school in Stockton that faces mounting accusations of abuse, lawsuits and calls for its closure by former students.  According to records turned over to The Independent under Missouri’s Sunshine Law by the state Department […]

COMMENTARY

Pandering to potential treason

BY: - August 18, 2022

One week ago, the FBI carried out what we have since learned was a quiet, well-planned and professionally-executed search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home. The public likely would not even have known about the search had not Trump, an inveterate blabbermouth who finds it impossible to not call attention to himself, did what […]