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The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is an award-winning nonprofit newsroom based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than three decades, CIR has relentlessly pursued and revealed injustices that otherwise would remain hidden from the public. CIR stories have received numerous journalism awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, George Polk Award, Emmy Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Its reports have sparked state and federal hearings and legislation, public-interest lawsuits and changes in corporate policies. For more information, visit cironline.org.

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Richmond Public Housing Workers Reap Thousands in Dubious Overtime Pay

May 8, 2014 | 8:00 am

Richmond Public Housing Workers Reap Thousands in Dubious Overtime Pay

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Two maintenance workers in agency charge extra hours for tasks like locking and unlocking one door.

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Hollywood-Style Surveillance Technology Inches Closer to Reality

April 11, 2014 | 6:00 am

Hollywood-Style Surveillance Technology Inches Closer to Reality

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Imagine Google Earth with a rewind button and the ability to play back movements of people and cars.

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As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

April 10, 2014 | 7:00 am

As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

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Profusion of new devices lets law enforcement gather data about personal lives of law-abiding citizens.

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Abuse Findings Continue at California Centers for the Disabled, Despite Scrutiny

March 27, 2014 | 4:09 pm

Abuse Findings Continue at California Centers for the Disabled, Despite Scrutiny

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Sexual violence and suspicious deaths are among the violations alleged in new reports on the state of care in California’s facilities for the developmentally disabled.

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Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

February 28, 2014 | 2:45 pm

Treasure Island Cleanup Exposes Navy’s Mishandling of its Nuclear Past

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At the former Treasure Island naval base, a discovery of radioactive material has led to the bureaucratic equivalent of warfare.

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Richmond Officials Take Action Amid Outcry Over Public Housing Conditions

February 21, 2014 | 4:13 pm

Richmond Officials Take Action Amid Outcry Over Public Housing Conditions

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Moves prompted by disclosures that housing agency did not respond to complaints of filth, vermin, crime.

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Financial Abuse, Mismanagement Leave Richmond Housing Agency Near Takeover

February 18, 2014 | 12:01 am

Financial Abuse, Mismanagement Leave Richmond Housing Agency Near Takeover

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Executive director spent lavishly, including a $400 meal, as residents’ needs were continually ignored.

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Richmond Public Housing Residents Say They’re Plagued With Filth, Vermin, Mold and Raw Sewage

February 17, 2014 | 12:01 am

Richmond Public Housing Residents Say They’re Plagued With Filth, Vermin, Mold and Raw Sewage

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Mice, mold, bedbugs, cockroaches, squatters and prostitutes are just a few of the problems in some units.

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