In Arizona

Arizona Republic, 12/15/13, “Deadly border agent incidents cloaked in silence”

This Arizona Republic investigation looked at Border Patrol incidents and found “on-duty Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers have killed at least 42 people, including at least 13 Americans,” since 2005 with little public repercussions. The story package includes a glimpse into people killed due to rock-throwing, an interactive feature detailing these incident reports from 2010 to 2012, and a database of the full records of the 42 deaths.

Farmington Daily Times, 12/5/13, “Former, current Navajo Nation Council members accused of misusing nearly $186K in discretionary funds”

According to the Daily Times, some members of the Navajo Nation Council are facing charges of bribery, conspiracy and misuse of funds. “Navajo law prohibits delegates from authorizing financial assistance to ‘a family member (or) a business associate in accordance with the Ethics in Government Law.’” But a special investigation found that members used some funds against this law, resulting in charges against Council members. The Daily Times story also includes access to the full court documents.


Wall Street Journal, 12/14/13, “Lobotomy Files”

This WSJ special project explores a story of maltreatment wherein “the U.S. government lobotomized roughly 2,000 mentally ill veterans—and likely hundreds more—during and after World War II, according to a cache of forgotten memos, letters and government reports.” The project contains videos and testimonials from veterans who experienced these lobotomies, their families, and the story of a doctor who performed the operations. It includes access to some private documents and memos.