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Documenting Hate

Hate crimes and bias incidents are a national problem, but there’s no reliable data on their nature or prevalence. We’re collecting reports to create a national database for use by journalists and civil-rights organizations.

ProPublica Is Hiring a Partner Manager

You will be part of a large-scale collaborative effort to create the first national database of hate crimes and bias incidents.

Coming Soon: ProPublica Illinois

In 2017 ProPublica will open its first regional publishing operation in with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Our plan is to publish investigative journalism on key issues across the state of Illinois and in the city of Chicago.

Obama Signs Bill That May Boost Texas Hurricane Protection Study

President Obama on Monday signed into law a bill that may help expedite the long process of constructing a hurricane protection system for the Texas coast, including the particularly vulnerable Houston region.

Agent Orange Curse Hangs Over Families of Virginia Veterans

There's no proof Agent Orange can be passed from fathers to their children, but that's no solace to Vietnam vets who see their children struggle with life-long health problems — and sometimes die.

Tracking Evictions and Rent Stabilization in NYC

Since 1994, the City Council and state legislature have gradually dismantled legal protections for New York City tenants, giving landlords an incentive to hike rents and evict lower-income tenants. We’ve mapped more than 450,000 New York City eviction cases filed between January 2013 and June 2015.

Updated Dollars for Docs

We’ve updated Dollars for Docs. It now includes payments made from August 2013 through December 2015 — some $6.25 billion in payments to more than 800,000 doctors.

Family’s Shipping Company Could Pose Problems for Trump’s Transportation Pick

Elaine Chao’s family owns ships flagged abroad, a way to avoid U.S. taxes and higher labor costs. But one of Chao’s missions at the Transportation Department will be to press American-owned ships to fly the U.S. flag.

Suspected of Corruption at Home, Powerful Foreigners Find Refuge in the U.S.

Guess where politicians and businessman fleeing criminal charges find safe haven.

How To Leak To ProPublica

We are a team of investigative journalists devoted to exposing abuse of power. If you’ve got evidence showing powerful people doing the wrong thing, here’s how to let us know while protecting your identity.

New in Represent: House Office Expenditures

Researchers can track official spending by lawmakers and committees.

Presenting Hell and High Water VR

A team at USC has created a new virtual-reality experience based on our Houston storm vulnerability project.

New York City Police Receptive to Some Reforms of Nuisance Enforcement

At a City Council hearing, police brass show flexibility on controversial tool for quality of life actions.

How Voter Fraud Works — And Mostly Doesn’t

Every election season, cries that voter fraud will threaten the legitimacy of American democracy can be heard throughout the country. Critics say these claims are exaggerated and backed up by scant evidence. But dismissing voter fraud entirely overlooks the fact that that fraud does happen – rarely.

Electionland: Monitoring Access to the Vote in Real Time

Covering access to the ballot and problems that prevent people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 election.

How Are Elections Run in Your County?

One way to predict how the 2016 election will run is to look at how things went the last time we elected a president.

New York City Council Moves to Overhaul Nuisance Abatement Enforcement

The Council speaker will put forward a package of bills aimed at better protecting tenants and businesses targeted by police.

Lawsuit to Seek Rollback of NYPD’s Controversial Nuisance Abatement Efforts

A legal move in federal court will ask for class action status to protect renters and business owners from alleged unconstitutional police enforcement.

ProPublica is Hiring a Part-Time Producer

You’ll be integral to the daily operations of one of the most exciting newsrooms in the country.

Election DataBot

This new tool, updated every 15 minutes, collects huge amounts of election data and reports the most interesting details, in real time, about campaign finance filings, congressional votes, polls, forecasts, Google search trends, and more.
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