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Thursday, June 16, 2016
A congressional inquiry finds that the American Red Cross stonewalled lawmakers as they sought to understand the charity's finances, and that it sent significantly less money to Haiti than claimed.
Friday, June 03, 2016
While the Federal Emergency Management Agency vows to make sweeping reforms to the nation's flood insurance program, senators say the program "needs to fundamentally transform."
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
State and local disaster relief programs are leaving communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy confused by the dizzying array of directives on how to rebuild.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
We have the second report in a probe into who profits when disaster strikes. NPR and the PBS show
Frontline examine the millions wasted when state disaster recovery programs aren't up to the job.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS's
Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking federal investigators to give him the names of officials at the American Red Cross who did not cooperate with the government's recent inquiry into the charity.
Grassley, an Iowa Republican,
sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office Monday morning saying that the Senate ...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The American Red Cross allegedly did not fully cooperate with a government investigation of its performance and finances. Now investigators and a congressman want the charity's books open for audits.
Monday, August 17, 2015
The American Red Cross, which has often boasted of its transparency, attempted last year to halt a congressional inquiry into its disaster relief work, according to a private letter Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern wrote to Rep. Bennie Thompson.
In the letter, McGovern asked Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi and ...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The American Red Cross has met its deadline to say how it spent almost half a billion dollars in Haiti. But the charity's
answers have left at least one senator unsatisfied.
"I have a lot more questions for the Red Cross," Sen. Chuck Grassley says in a
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Reports obtained by NPR and ProPublica show the Red Cross did not monitor many of the earthquake relief projects it funded. So the agency may not have answers to this week's questions from Congress.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Citing reports from NPR and ProPublica that found a string of poorly managed projects after the devastating 2010 earthquake, the senator is demanding answers to how nearly $500 million was spent.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Haitian journalists pressed an official from the American Red Cross to explain how the charity spent almost half a billion dollars in the country — but got few answers at a news conference this week at Le Plaza Hotel in downtown Port-au-Prince.
Frustrated journalists began talking over the official, Walker ...
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
An investigation by NPR and ProPublica finds a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success, according to a review of the charity's internal documents.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Two of South Dakota's largest tribes won a sweeping victory in federal court that could reverberate for tribes across the country.
A federal judge has
ruled that the state Department of Social Services, prosecutors and judges "failed to protect Indian parents' fundamental rights" when they removed their children after ...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A federal court ruled Tuesday in summary judgment that the state of South Dakota has routinely violated federal law by taking Native American children from their families and tribes.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The American Red Cross recently sent NPR and ProPublica a request for corrections to our
series of stories detailing problems at the Red Cross, including its response to Superstorm Sandy.
NPR and ProPublica have reported on the Red Cross' struggle to meet the basic needs of victims in the ...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Federal agencies and local police are using a new device to look inside homes and buildings,
reports USA Today.
The device, called the Range-R, operates like a stud-finder except instead of detecting studs inside a wall, it detects motion beyond the wall, including breathing as far as 50 feet ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
State officials say they cut Marjory Wentworth's two-minute poem for time, but many residents say it was the mention of the state's history with slavery that got it tossed.
Monday, January 12, 2015
After years of high profile problems — including the death of five children and cries of inaction — the South Carolina Department of Social Services is facing a new hurdle. Foster car...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is asking the American Red Cross to explain inaccuracies in how it has said it uses public donations, citing questions raised by an
NPR and ProPublica investigation.
Grassley called into question how much of the charity's donations actually go to disaster services.
The Red ...