If you ask anyone at the Center for Public Integrity, they'll tell you 2014 has so far been a busy year. Our staff continues to grow, we received one of the biggest single grants in our history and our reporting was recognized with more awards than in any year before. This year also marks the 25th Anniversary since our founder Charles Lewis started the Center from his guest bedroom.
But we still have a lot of work ahead. We have big investigations brewing on outside spending in state elections, the state of global nuclear security and municipal broadband. You can also expect more from our ongoing reporting on health effects of fracking, policy-making around at-risk youth and the many misleading ways special interests push an agenda in Washington.
Until then, we wanted to review some of the top findings from our investigations so far this year. They reveal shortcomings in all three branches of government, on the federal and state level.
- How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees
- Even low doses of arsenic trigger cancer in mice, study finds
- What to do if your drinking water contains arsenic
- Hospitals grab at least $1 billion in extra fees for emergency room visits
- Praise for UK-style health system vindicates spurned nominee
- Center's 'Cracking the Codes' series wins Meyer journalism award
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