After three young pedestrians were struck and killed by cars near the University of Maryland in 2014, the Maryland State Highway Administration committed to swift and comprehensive safety improvements within months. Not so in Langley Park, a poor, immigrant community a few minutes west of campus. A student investigation at Capital News Service found at least 138 pedestrians have been struck, eight fatally, along a dangerous, two-mile stretch of state road since 2009 — and that the highway administration has done little to stop the carnage. (CNS photo by Rebecca Rainey)
A car struck and killed Consuelo Anglarill, 82, last January as she crossed a state road outside the Wheaton Metro station. Only three days earlier, a woman was seriously injured near the same spot. Since 2015, 42 pedestrians have been hit on state-maintained streets in the Washington suburb. It’s among 100 hotspots for pedestrian accidents statewide, an analysis by Capital News Service found.
The Oregonian spent more than a year investigating memory care in Oregon, where over 100,000 records and accounts from hundreds of memory care workers and families showed evidence of abuse, high prices and understaffing. Confirmed cases of abuse are more than twice as prevalent in memory care facilities as they are in other types of Oregon […]
More than two dozen homes across North and Central Texas have blown up since 2006 because of leaking natural gas, an investigation by The Dallas Morning News found. Nine people died; at least 22 others were badly injured. And the state agency over pipeline safety rarely fines companies for serious safety problems, even when they […]
An investigation from the Houston Chronicle found inmates without teeth in the Texas prison system are often denied dentures on the premise they aren't medically necessary. Instead, prisons opt to feed inmates pureed meals. In a population of more than 149,000 inmates in 2016, prison medical providers approved giving out 71 dentures. The Chronicle heard […]