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Latest Reporting from Our Partners

The Other Texas Drought: Rural Healthcare in Jeopardy as Hospitals Shutter
Rural hospitals are up against many obstacles. They often face low reimbursements from insurance companies. Many of the hospitals rely on patients and Medicare payments, but their populations are older or declining.
Texas Newsroom
December 20, 2021
Regulators to Step Up Monitoring of Tampa Lead Factory
A county in Florida plans to increase testing around Gopher Resource’s lead factory and use a new, randomized schedule following a Tampa Bay Times report.
Tampa Bay Times
December 11, 2021
The ‘21-Foot Rule’: How a Controversial Training for Police is Used to Justify Shootings
The 21-foot rule is taught to police across the U.S. and officers use it to explain why they shot at someone. But it's not based on science or the law. And some national policing leaders argue it shouldn’t be taught to cadets anymore.
The Salt Lake Tribune
December 6, 2021
POISONED: Part 3: The Fallout
Gopher Resource promised changes at Tampa’s old lead factory. It kept polluting. Records show the company pumped lead into the air and mishandled hazardous waste.
Tampa Bay Times
December 2, 2021
A Rare Look Inside Police Training in Utah
How might police training impact whom, when and why officers shoot? Watch an excerpt from the new FRONTLINE/Salt Lake Tribune documentary “Shots Fired.”
November 23, 2021
Is the Fear Factor Overblown in Police Shootings?
Utah’s police training has been questioned for focusing on worst-case scenarios.
The Salt Lake Tribune
November 22, 2021
New Documentary, ‘Shots Fired,’ Investigates Police Shootings in Utah
With police shootings in Utah reaching record highs amid a nationwide debate over police accountability, FRONTLINE and The Salt Lake Tribune present "Shots Fired": the first nationally broadcast documentary stemming from FRONTLINE’s Local Journalism Initiative
November 18, 2021
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Shots Fired
Amid record police shootings in Utah, FRONTLINE and The Salt Lake Tribune investigate the use of deadly force in the state.
November 23, 2021
Only Minneapolis Police Officer Formally Disciplined for Misconduct Tied to the Department's Riot Response Has Left Job
Colleen Ryan quit her job and filed a complaint, alleging her former employer discriminated against her because she's a lesbian who advocated for "women and queer officers" in the workplace.
Star Tribune
October 29, 2021
Shooting Not to Kill. This Utah Case Fuels a Debate That Frustrates Police.
If there’s nothing barring officers from shooting someone in the leg or arm, it raises a question many civilians wonder about: Why don’t officers, if possible, shoot a suspect there, instead of in the chest or head? It’s a question that frustrates and annoys many in law enforcement.
The Salt Lake Tribune
October 18, 2021
Minneapolis Voters to Decide Fate of Police Department on Nov. 2
With citywide elections looming in November, Minneapolis faces a choice about what the future of policing looks like and whether the Minneapolis Police Department can reshape itself into the needs of a changed world often full of mistrust for law enforcement since George Floyd's murder and the protests and riots that followed.
Star Tribune
October 9, 2021

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