Lauryn Schroeder

Enterprise Data Reporter

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Brand new lifeguard tower closed amid rats, rust sewage — The project, which is more than $1.7 million over budget. has been plagued with delays, permit problems and design hiccups from the start. Public records show many issues could have been prevented.


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Scott Peters, congressional pals swap donations — San Diego Rep. Scott Peters and his family partake in a series of donation swaps with other congressional candidates, allowing him to side-step contribution limits and boost fundraising appearances.


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Firefighter pensions get boost from extended 'DROP' time — San Diego firefighters use unused vacation to extend controversial pension program beyond the five-year limit.


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How one firefighter made $210K in OT — Overtime has previously been justified by city managers who say it's cheaper than hiring more staff. But audit reports show that's no longer the case.


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Fees, delays slow flow of public records — Watchdog created a database of all public records requests received by 107 public agencies in the county to assess open government practices. Results show fees, delays and a misunderstanding of the law plague the system.


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Teacher 'chronic absence' rate exceeds students' — Nearly one out of every four teachers in San Diego miss 10 or more school days per year. Meanwhile, fewer than one in 10 students are labeled chronically absent.


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Shaken Science Part II — Doctors who diagnosed shaken baby syndrome now defend the accused. Part of year-long investigation with Washington Post.


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Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law Backlash over Indiana's religious objections law has tourism agencies rolling out campaigns to restore state's image but it might not be enough. 


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Veteran advocates say issues have been tabled in Legislature — Advocates for Indiana's military veterans say their priorities are being largely ignored in the General Assembly, where dozens of proposals have been sidelined.


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Indiana Gov. Pence scraps plan for state-run news website — Gov. Mike Pence bows to criticism, scuttling his plan to develop a state-run news website that had been widely lambasted for its pledge to offer prewritten stories to the media.


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Hot Spots: Pinpointing Shaken-Baby Syndrome Cases — A new Medill Justice Project study identifies where higher rates of shaken-baby syndrome cases are occurring in the United States.


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Jennifer Del Prete — After serving nearly a decade in prison for a murder she said she didn't commit, Del Prete walked out of Logan Correctional Center more than 10 years before her scheduled parole in 2025. 


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Federal Judge Rules No Reasonable Jury Would Find Daycare Worker Guilty — New evidence and medical science call into question the controversy behind shaken-baby syndrome, and the science that led to her conviction. 


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Ritualistic use of mercury remains a mystery, health effects are not — Investigation into the ritualistic use of mercury in Chicago Hispanic communities, and how the toxic element can harm the human body once exposed.


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Causes of autism remains elusive but new study shows higher risk with induced labor — Despite the prevalence of autism, the causes remain elusive. Now a new study reports that induced or augmented labor may increase the risk of autism for the baby by an average of 23 percent.


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Defense Attorneys for Day Care Worker Plan to File Claim that Prosecutors Withheld Evidence — Attorneys will also request Jennifer Del Prete be released from prison while awaiting court’s decision in shaken-baby syndrome case.

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