Dan Keemahill

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Dan Keemahill is a data reporter for the ProPublica-Texas Tribune investigative unit. He previously reported on immigrant detention centers, elections and the COVID-19 pandemic as a data journalist at USA Today and built interactive databases for the Austin American-Statesman. He was a student fellow with the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, where he received a bachelor's degree in journalism and studied computer science.

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Former Far-Right Hard-Liner Says Billionaires Are Using School Board Races to Sow Distrust in Public Education

The largesse from billionaires Tim Dunn and brothers Farris and Dan Wilks has made its way into local politics across Texas. Courtney Gore, a Republican school board member in Granbury, says it’s part of their strategy to build support for vouchers.

Lo que un incendio en un centro de detención en México nos revela sobre la política de inmigración de Estados Unidos.

Hace un año, 40 hombres murieron en un incendio en Ciudad Juárez. Un análisis de ProPublica y The Texas Tribune revela que el incidente fue el resultado previsto y previsible de cambios claves en las políticas fronterizas de EE.UU.

Biden Was Warned U.S. Border Policies Made Tragedy Inevitable. Then a Deadly Fire Broke Out.

A year ago, 40 men were killed in one of the deadliest incidents involving immigrants in Mexico’s history. A ProPublica-Texas Tribune examination shows that landmark shifts in U.S. border policies helped sow the seeds of a tragedy.

Texas School Districts Violated a Law Intended to Add Transparency to Local Elections

ProPublica and The Texas Tribune analyzed 35 Texas school districts that held trustee elections last fall and found none that posted all of the required campaign finance records.

A Texas Billionaire’s Associates Are Trying to Sink a School Tax Election via Their Dark Money Nonprofit

Tim Dunn’s public policy groups have helped ensure that tax hike language is attached to school bonds in the state. Now, that language is being used to undercut support for a bond in his hometown of Midland.

Texas Took Over Its Largest School District, but Has Let Underperforming Charter Networks Expand

The state took over Houston ISD after one of its schools continuously failed to meet academic standards. But an analysis of records shows it’s been more generous with underperforming charter schools, waiving expansion requirements at least 17 times.

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