Category: Investigative

Long Beach Courthouse

Judges say high cost of Long Beach courthouse is depriving other areas of courtrooms

The complex boasts a crystalline facade with 20 types of glass, including two five-story suspended glass curtains; a Brazilian tropical hardwood ceiling; glittering aluminum-leaf “air columns” by the award-winning environmental artist Ned Kahn, and landscaping with more than 30 varieties of drought-tolerant plants. It resulted from a public-private development deal

Vape shop

Hot Air: Democrats Work With Big Tobacco and Big Pharma to Choke the Vaping Industry

Whether they fight or promote smoking, companies have reason to hate e-cigarettes By Monica Showalter • 06/02/16 8:06am   Meet the strange bedfellows against vaping: drug and tobacco companies, health advocates and Democratic lawmakers. A convergence of interests among these four lies behind the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement on May 5

Central America Border Rush Fueled By Remittances

Excerpt: But while the political debate has focused on U.S. immigration enforcement, a key economic factor has been lost in the clamor. Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which are supplying three-quarters of the latest cross-border flood, are bucking a trend in Latin America toward stronger local economies based on sound