Posted inCoronavirus and Inequality

Once again, some states are choosing who gets COVID-19 care

More than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, some states are once again facing shortages of medical resources needed to care for sick patients — leaving some to enter crisis mode or consider rationing vital resources, such as intensive care unit beds. In Idaho a shortage of ICU beds is postponing non-emergency surgeries, while hospitals contend […]

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Proposed iPhone protections could put LGBTQ youth at risk

Virtual communities have long provided a space for LGBTQ youth to explore their identities, allowing queer children to safely come out of the closet without fear of abuse from unsupportive parents. But as technology companies ratchet up surveillance in the name of content moderation, the digital privacy of LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable people may […]

Posted inInside Public Integrity

Join us: Live discussion on economic development and race in Kansas City

The Center for Public Integrity in partnership with The Kansas City Call is hosting a conversation on economic growth and opportunity in the majority-Black East Side of Kansas City, Missouri, which has been rocked by the pandemic and has faced years of racist economic disinvestment.  In April, a Public Integrity investigation revealed that the Paycheck Protection […]

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Asian American students face threat of harassment, attacks

President Joe Biden is pushing to reopen the majority of the nation’s elementary and middle schools for full-time in-person learning by early May, but some families aren’t comfortable sending their children back — and not only because of COVID-19. The rise in anti-Asian bullying, harassment and violence, including the March mass shootings in the Atlanta […]

Posted inUS Polling Places

In Nebraska, voting by mail could be even more accessible, advocates say

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Nebraska sent mail-in ballot applications to all eligible voters for the general election. The move followed a similar effort during the state’s record-smashing primary, when more than 75% of votes were cast by mail. Mailing applications worked well in the primary, said Danielle Conrad, executive director of the ACLU […]

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Early voter-registration deadline can trip up New Yorkers, but voting gets easier

Only 57% of eligible New York voters cast a ballot in the 2016 presidential election, 41st for voter turnout in the nation. Participation will likely improve this fall since the state has added early voting and made it easier to get an absentee ballot this year. But until New York drops onerous voter registration deadlines and removes […]

Posted inInside Public Integrity

From the ’60s to 2020, still fighting to protect the right to vote

There’s a through line between Black people’s historic fight for the right to vote and what’s happening in 2020, with polling-place closures, lawsuits against voting by mail and other voter-suppression tactics, three experts on voting rights said Wednesday in an online forum organized by the Center for Public Integrity and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee […]

Posted inNational Security

Center for Public Integrity challenges Trump administration on Ukraine document redactions

The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates betrayals of public trust. Sign up to receive our stories. The Center for Public Integrity on Friday asked a federal judge to order the Trump administration to divulge information it is concealing about military aid to Ukraine. The action came hours after the House Judiciary […]

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Center for Public Integrity makes two key hires

The Center for Public Integrity is pleased to welcome a veteran reporter and seasoned fundraiser to its nonprofit, investigative newsroom. Alexia Fernández Campbell has joined Public Integrity’s inequality, poverty and opportunity team as senior reporter.  Previously, Fernández Campbell reported on labor issues at Vox, where her work included obtaining government documents that showed how the […]

Posted inDemocracy

Cambridge Analytica parent hired by State Department to target terrorist propaganda

The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates betrayals of public trust. Sign up to receive our stories. Newly unearthed documents describing the relationship between SCL Group, parent company of embattled data firm Cambridge Analytica, and the State Department provide a rare glimpse into the nation’s effort to counter terrorist propaganda. The $500,000, […]