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Medical Costs Are Major Factors In Our Ailing Welfare System
Ed May
Ed May writes about the increasing costs of hospitalization and medical care in general and its burden on New York State's welfare system.
Major Welfare Problem Is Hiring, Keeping Staff
Ed May
In the tenth article of "Our Costly Dilemma," Buffalo Evening News reporter Ed May turns his attention to the difficulties faced by welfare caseworkers. May worked as one in the Erie County Department of Social Welfare for three months as part of his research for the series.
Welfare Fraud Carries Only Minimum of Risk
Ed May
In the ninth article of "Our Costly Dilemma" welfare series for the Buffalo Evening News, Ed May reports that welfare fraud is lightly punished, as a very small fraction of convictions results in any jail time.
Welfare Records Stained With the Blot of Cheating
Ed May
In his eighth article about New York State's welfare system, Buffalo News reporter Ed May reveals ways that long-time aid recipients abuse the system.
Some Malingerers Take Long Rides on Relief
Ed May
In the seventh article in Ed May's series about New York State's welfare system, he reports that some welfare recipients have been collecting aid for years and refuse to regularly look for jobs.
Storm Center of Relief: Dependent Children's Aid
Ed May
In the sixth installment of his "Costly Dilemma" series, Ed May writes about the ballooning cost of welfare's "aid to dependent children" program.
Families Shirk Legal Duty To Take Care of Their Own
Ed May
In this fifth installment of Ed May's "Our Costly Dilemma" series, he reports that relatives of those eligible for welfare benefits rarely take it upon themselves to help support their kin.
Many Families on Relief Permanent Public Wards
Ed May
In the third article of the series, Buffalo Evening News reporter Ed May describes how some families collect welfare benefits on technicalities despite being able to work.
Relief Workers Caught in a Jungle of Red Tape
Ed May
The fourth installment of "Our Costly Dilemma," Ed May's series for the Buffalo Evening News about New York State's welfare program. In this article, May describes the ludicrous amount of paperwork required by welfare caseworkers.
Staff Stretched Too Thin, Welfare Poorly Policed
Ed May
Editor's note: This series of articles on public welfare follows six months of research and study by the staff of The News, including service by a reporter as a caseworker for the Erie County Department of Social Welfare. The welfare problem, not confined to Erie County, is growing more costly each year. This series, spotlighting the system, is intended as an aid to the many dedicated persons who are struggling to confine welfare to the needy and thus benefit the tax payer.
Penetrating Look at Costs, Cases Yielded by News' 6-month Study
Ed May
The first in the series called "Our Costly Dilemma" by Buffalo Evening News reporter Ed May exposing inefficiencies and abuses in New York State's Welfare system. The article also includes an editor's note titled "What Welfare Means to You" explaining the genesis of the project and the various sources and resources the paper used.
Tribune Task Force
A note about the members of Chicago Tribune's Investigative Task Force and their methods while researching the conditions and administration of Chicago-area nursing homes.
Some Elderly Prefer Death, Reporters Find
Tribune Task Force
The first article in the Chicago Tribune's investigation into Chicago area nursing homes. It was the first project undertaken by their successful "Investigative Task force." Reporters took jobs in nursing homes so they could get a firsthand look at what was happening in these "warehouses" for the elderly.
"Special Investigation by The Argus; A Representative on a Recruiting Schooner"
Australian conservative newspaper The Argus sent reporter J.D. Melvin undercover on The Helena, a blackbirding schooner headed for the Solomon Islands. It returned four months later with ninety recruits. This article explains the methodology and importance of the assignment, emphasizing Melvin as a trustworthy reporter.
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