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Poverty Stats Set Mark for De Blasio's Effort vs. Inequality

Poverty's reach in New York City didn't substantially change in 2013. But the political urgency of doing something about it did.

Paid Investigative Internships Available

City Limits is looking among Bronx high-school and college students for the next generation of investigative, public-interest reporters.

Labor Trafficking Persists Amid Outrage Over Sex Trade

Sex trafficking is the target of increased awareness and enforcement. But other forms of the human trade—which might be more common—are proving hard to publicize or prosecute.

Analyzing the 2014 Primaries

A quick look at the Cuomo-Hochul vs. Teachout-Wu aftermath, the future of the IDC, the legislative agenda and Mayor de Blasio a year after the 2013 primary.

Advocates: NYS Must Simplify Laws Barring Felons from Voting

Right now, New York prevents prisoners and parolees from voting. Civil rights watchdogs say the system is so confusing it deprives legally eligible people from actually casting ballots.

Gowanus Developer Agrees to Superfund Cleanup Role

The project in question is one that was initially abandoned after the Superfund project was declared, but is now underway under different leadership.

Report Sees Crisis in NYCHA Conditions, Hope in Density

A city comptroller's study of housing conditions also detected a distinct racial skew—independent of income or rent-level—to which New Yorkers are most likely to live amid housing deficiencies.

Primary Day Reading List: What's Your Favorite Campaign '14 Storyline?

As voters across the state head to the polls to weigh in on races for statewide and legislative offices, here's a guide to the stories we've been following through the campaign season.

NYCHA Points to Progress on Maintenance Issues

In light of a report about the deterioration of conditions during the Bloomberg years, the authority says the picture has changed under Mayor de Blasio.

Cuomo's Right (Sort Of): Debates Can Be Bad for Democracy

But not because we have too many. Only because we have too few of the good ones.


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Potential Oil Boom In SE Wyo. Raises Water Questions

This report, from the Wyoming-based investigative think tank, Wyo File, talks about the implications of hydraulic fracturing in Southeast Wyoming, a process currently being considered in Upstate New York with huge implications for the drinking water of New York City
Wyo File

Taser Timeout

* Taser abuse is rampant at the Jerome Combs Detention Center, an hour south of Chicago. More than 100 inmates were shocked by Tasers over a 28-month period, even though a quarter of the inmates were restrained at the time.
The Investigative Fund

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