Local Journalism Initiative
Charleston, South Carolina’s Tourism Machine: Lack of scrutiny and accountability keeps public in dark about millions of taxpayer dollars spent every year
September 23, 2022
The killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis sparked a nationwide reckoning on racism in America — and renewed calls for change. FRONTLINE partners with award-winning Star Tribune reporters as they cover the aftermath of Floyd’s death, Chauvin’s trial and the impact on both the city’s police and communities of color.
Oklahoma Watch examines Epic Charter Schools, the state's largest virtual school.
The latest from our local journalism partners on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting communities across the U.S.
For years, Loyal, a city in the heart of Wisconsin's dairy country, has been struggling with an ailing farm economy. Then COVID-19 hit the state. A collaboration between Milwaukee PBS and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
New Mexico PBS' investigation into PFAS contamination at military installations in the state and its impact on groundwater.
Hundreds of workers at a Tampa lead smelter have been exposed to dangerous levels of the neurotoxin. The Tampa Bay Times investigates the profound consequences. Part 1: The Factory | Part 2: The Failings | Part 3: The Fallout This investigation, carried out with support from FRONTLINE's Local Journalism Initiative, won a George Polk Award, a Pulitzer Prize…
Rural communities in the Texas Panhandle have struggled to keep up in the fight against the coronavirus. The Texas Newsroom examines the shortage of health care resources people living in those communities face.
In February 2021, days-long blackouts in Texas left millions shivering in the dark. Hundreds died. How has the Texas grid changed since then? And how has it changed how people think? KUT/KUTX Studios and The Texas Newsroom explore those questions in season two of “The Disconnect: Power, Politics and the Texas Blackout.”
A first-of-its-kind effort to expose questionable government conduct and corruption throughout South Carolina. The Post and Courier has teamed with 17 community newspapers in this effort, which aims to strengthen accountability of taxpayer dollars and democracy in the Palmetto State.
Police across Utah shot at 30 people two years ago. And then in 2020, the state tied that record. With no government entity collecting such data, The Salt Lake Tribune will expand its own data gathering on police shootings.
Colorado has one of the country’s highest suicide rates, a crisis only deepened by the pandemic. Rocky Mountain PBS examines a statewide prevention effort and finds stories of healing and hope.
Latest Reporting from Our Partners
City leaders say they see promise in new programs that rely on civilians for some services, but recent developments have raised fresh questions about whether the MPD can be reformed.
May 25, 2022
The Minnesota board's proposed ban on police officers belonging to white supremacist groups, criminal gangs or any extremist group is "a no-brainer," said POST chair and Mendota Heights Police Chief Kelly McCarthy, who has championed the reforms.
May 22, 2022
In The FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast: a conversation on the Pulitzer-winning investigation that revealed dangerous levels of lead in and around Gopher Resource, in Florida.
May 19, 2022
He was one of three officers convicted in federal court and expected to face trial next month on state charges.
May 18, 2022
Minneapolis Agrees to Pay $200,000 to Settle Discrimination Complaints by Two Former Police Officers
Colleen Ryan alleged she was denied promotion because she's an openly gay woman, while former Deputy Chief Art Knight alleged his demotion was retaliatory.
May 12, 2022
FRONTLINE and Star Tribune examine the aftermath of George Floyd's murder and the struggle for police accountability.
May 31, 2022
Government monitoring devices around Gopher Resource measured lead levels well above federal air-quality standards.
Tampa Bay Times
February 20, 2022
Minneapolis Police Insisted on 'No Knock' Warrant That Led to Amir Locke's Shooting Death; City Announces Moratorium
St. Paul police applied for a standard search warrant for the predawn raid that ended in the shooting death of Amir Locke but were overruled by Minneapolis police, according to a source.
February 4, 2022
Amir Locke's parents said the search warrant Minneapolis police were executing when they shot Locke, 22, was unrelated to their son.
February 4, 2022
The proposed penalty would be the largest in the history of the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission.
Tampa Bay Times
January 22, 2022
The hospital in Stamford, Texas, closed in 2018, making it one of 24 rural hospitals to close in the state since 2005. This closure left nearly 3,000 residents without immediate access to healthcare.
The Texas Newsroom
January 19, 2022
Utah Police Shootings Often Involve a Person in a Mental Health Crisis. Here is How Law Enforcement and Advocates Respond.
A new Salt Lake Tribune data analysis shows that at least 42% of police shootings in the past decade involve a person in crisis or who is suicidal.
The Salt Lake Tribune
December 29, 2021
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