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March 16, 2011, 2:29 p.m.Congress created the system of Alaska Native Corporations with the promise of bringing prosperity to a scattered indigenous population stuck in poverty.
March 7, 2011, 11:12 a.m.Citing a court ruling involving a ProPublica public records request, the Federal Aviation Administration says private jet owners may not block their whereabouts from real-time flight tracking without a valid security concern.
Feb. 8, 2011, 4:24 p.m.Under a plan the Department of Transportation is reportedly considering, most private plane owners will no longer be able to prevent the public from tracking their flights.
Jan. 27, 2011, 2:20 p.m.A ProPublica analysis shows that Alaska Native Corporations rely heavily on subcontracts with non-native companies to perform stimulus projects they’ve won through special contracting privileges.
Dec. 15, 2010, 8 p.m.Questions and answers about Alaska Native Corporations
Dec. 15, 2010, 7:59 p.m.Cape Fox Corporation was prey to some of the worst abuses in a system that gives Alaska Native Corporations access to no-bid government contracts of unlimited size. As federal contracting grew, benefits went to non-native consultants instead of providing jobs, dividends to natives.
Dec. 15, 2010, 7:57 p.m.Revenues of Alaska Native Corporations have skyrocketed thanks to special privileges that allow them to obtain no-bid contracts of unlimited size. But profits and dividends haven’t kept pace, according to an analysis of ANC annual reports online at ProPublica.
Dec. 15, 2010, 11:50 a.m.
Nov. 10, 2010, 9:30 a.m.President Obama's assertion that most stimulus projects were completed ahead of schedule, under budget is a stretch, but analysis shows that many projects fit that description.
Oct. 1, 2010, 12:06 p.m.The White House says it met its goal of spending 70 percent of the $787 billion stimulus package, but final numbers aren't in and five agencies have spent less than a quarter of their funds.
June 15, 2010, 4:10 p.m.The TSA and authorities in New Delhi are investigating a U.S. air marshal after ammunition was found hidden in his hotel room.
April 8, 2010, 10:12 p.m.Among the private planes whose flights aren’t shown on public tracking sites are those of politicians, business execs and even news organizations.
March 30, 2010, 12:26 p.m.A PR firm hired to persuade patients that health information systems can protect their privacy has a checkered past.
March 25, 2010, 8:27 a.m.Some companies were wrongly accused of failing to file reports on their stimulus awards.
March 22, 2010, 2:32 p.m.
March 8, 2010, 9:09 a.m.The government has listed as "two-time losers" stimulus recipients who didn't file reports. But some of the listed "losers" did file the reports.
Feb. 26, 2010, 7:03 p.m.A business aviation group loses its bid to seal a list of companies whose private flights are kept secret.
Feb. 17, 2010, 9:57 a.m.The cost of waste, fraud and abuse in the stimulus has been hard to pin down.
Feb. 3, 2010, 11:56 a.m.A congressman calls for an independent inquiry into reports of discrimination within the Federal Air Marshal Service.
Feb. 1, 2010, 10:39 a.m.As the administration looks to tighten air security, discrimination charges may distract federal air marshals from their work.
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