Susanna Lin and Tawny Bates, members of the Wallingford Community Council, look up at a massive willow in the Wallingford neighbor hood.

Award-Winning Series

Discover dogged reporting and powerful testimony.
Business

Stolen Wages

Reporting that shines a light on the dark world of pay violations in Seattle and across Washington.
Environment

Exhausted at School

Reporting on toxic road pollution and its effect on student health has led to changes at Seattle Schools and the Health Department.
Public Health

Wandering

Missing person cases that involve Alzheimer’s or dementia challenge law enforcement to update their methods.
Health

Portable Classrooms

Many districts in Oregon and Washington have portables older than 20 years with no requirements on when they should be retired or retrofitted.

Journalism with Impact

Discover how InvestigateWest equips the public to make change.
State Laws Passed

Secondhand Chemo

Reporting on health care providers exposed to toxics in the workplace has led to two state laws protecting worker health in Washington.
Tracking Influence

Water Quality Standards

Reporting on Washington's process to update its water pollution limits and protect people who reel in dinner from local waterways.
Immediate Results

Profiting from Thrift

Reporting on the largest U.S. for-profit thrift store chain's payments to charity led to consumer complaints and government inquiries.
Safety Improvements

Exhausted at School

Reporting on toxic road pollution and its effect on student health has led to changes at Seattle Schools and the Health Department.