Samantha Hogan’s investigation uncovered sweeping errors in the financial oversight of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services, revealing overbilling of up to $2.2 million by lawyers defending Maine’s poor. Her continued coverage, still ongoing, has sparked multiple state investigations and public defense reform.
Corps members Brandon Pho, Hosam Elattar and Noah Biesiada at Voice of OC have spent months covering developments in Anaheim, California, a city turned upside down by an FBI public corruption probe. The corps members’ continued reporting has led Anaheim City Council to push the city’s mayor to resign and community members to demand answers.
Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, AK
Associated Press, 18 statehouses throughout U.S.
Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD
Casper Star-Tribune, Wind River Reservation, WY
Centro Del Periodismo Investigativo, San Juan, PR
Chicago Sun Times, Chicago, IL
Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
Community Voice, Wichita, KS
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX
Delaware Public Media, Dover, DE
El Nuevo Herald, Miami, FL
FlintBeat.com, Flint, MI
Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA
Houston Public Media, Houston, TX
Iowa Public Radio, Des Moines, IA
Kansas City PBS, Kansas City, MO
Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville, KY
KUER, Salt Lake City, UT
La Noticia, Charlotte, NC
Miami Herald, Miami, FL
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI
New Mexico In Depth, Rio Rancho, NM
Oklahoma Watch, Oklahoma City, OK
South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Vermillion, SD
Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL
Times-Picayune and The Advocate, New Orleans, LA
Traverse City Record-Eagle, Traverse City, MI
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC
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