U.S. oil and gas companies have burned off at least 3.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas over much of the last decade, while unknown amounts of the methane-rich gas have flowed directly into the atmosphere.

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little victims everywhere

The federal government is responsible for investigating and prosecuting child sexual abuse in Indian Country. But not until the last decade has it been required to publicly disclose what happens to those cases — disclosures that suggest many are falling through the cracks.

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Caring for COVID’s Invisible Victims

The CARES Act included $4 billion to protect homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic and a chance to reimagine how America cares for its most vulnerable.

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COVID's Invisible Victims

COVID’s Invisible Victims

Homeless people are one of the most vulnerable populations in the coronavirus pandemic, yet they’re largely invisible victims of the crisis. Very little is known about how they’re faring, in part because the Department of Housing and Urban Development …

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Operation Agent Touch

Homeland Security Investigations, a division of ICE, describes human trafficking as a “top investigative priority.” But its handling of recent sex-trafficking investigations in Arizona and beyond has raised questions about the agency’s undercover techniques.

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Homeland Secrets

Homeland Secrets

Federal law enforcement shootings have escaped the kind of scrutiny that gave rise to the local policing reforms of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Experts say that’s no accident: Federal agencies are not transparent, making public oversight difficult.

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Other Howard Center Stories

Oct 31, 2022

States struggle with pushback after wave of policing reforms

The Associated Press

Front Natures Capitol
May 24, 2022

Despite state law, marijuana still banned in subsidized housing in Arizona

Cronkite News; AZ PBS

Gould State Capitol
May 23, 2022

New Arizona law on sealing criminal records may help some renters, but there are limitations

Cronkite News; AZ PBS

May 20, 2022

Public housing has been privatized in some Arizona cities

Cronkite News; AZ PBS

Private Landlords
May 19, 2022

Private landlords have become the key to subsidized housing

Cronkite News; AZ PBS

May 18, 2022

Arizona housing authorities' strict criminal background checks often bar people who need a second chance

Publisher: Cronkite News

May 13, 2021

Phoenix police keep tabs on social media, but who keeps tabs on cops?

Cronkite News; AZ PBS

May 11, 2021

Arizona law enforcement struggle to halt deadly street racing

Cronkite News; AZ PBS

Apr 28, 2021

Travel nurses, staffing industry pushed to the limits by COVID

Cronkite News; AZ PBS

Jan 26, 2021

‘This is the way we have always done it’: Phoenix Scottish Rite audit leads to 18-month police investigation

Arizona Republic

Oct 15, 2020

Nationwide Insurance bought one of the state’s most valuable parcels of land in Scottsdale

Arizona Republic

Sep 16, 2019

Pedestrians die every 90 minutes in the U.S., and low-income areas are hurt most

PBS Newshour; LA Times