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Jason Eppink (CC-BY)

Why We Need Local Reporting

Last Thursday was an interesting news day in Los Angeles—and one that highlighted the importance of local reporting as newspapers fade away across the country.

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 READ MORE



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High Salaries Ring a Bell

A hospital executive pulling down $875,000 a year? How about a water official collecting $600,000? Those are among the salaries contained in a new round of public compensation disclosures by the California state controller in the wake of the pay scandal in Bell.

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 READ MORE



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Audit Time for Bell

The city of Bell, Calif., drew quite a bit of unwanted attention to itself last summer with the revelation that several top officials were pocketing ridiculously high salaries at the expense of its citizens. Now it’s looking like payback time, as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is on the case.

Posted on Oct 19, 2010 READ MORE



For Whom the City of Bell Tolls

Police have arrested current and former city officials who are accused of pilfering millions from the taxpayers of Bell. The small Los Angeles suburb gained national notoriety as a poster town for bureaucratic corruption, and authorities wasted no time investigating and arresting the alleged nest featherers.

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 READ MORE



One Marine’s ‘Liberty Walk’ for the Rest of Us

Ernest Logan Bell, a 25-year-old Marine Corps veteran walking 90 miles to make a point, is the new face of the resistance. He is young, at home in the culture of the military, deeply suspicious of the federal government, disgusted by the liberal elite, unable to find work and angry.

Posted on Apr 11, 2010 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: Here We Go Again

The recent shooting of an unarmed black man in New York is another chapter in a long and heartbreaking tradition.

Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: The Not-So-Great Texas Gubernatorial Debate

Kinky Friedman came off as an unrepentant racist on Friday night, so the contest has come down to Rick Perry, who has really good hair, and Chris Bell, who has everything else.

Posted on Oct 9, 2006 READ MORE


BellSouth: We Didn’t Give Data to NSA

The phone company says that, despite the claims made in the USA Today story, it never provided phone records to the NSA.

Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


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