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Award-Winning Series

Discover dogged reporting and powerful testimony.
Environment

Clean Water: The Next Act

How a mandate to end pollution by the early 1980s instead made pollution legal, and what it means for our rivers and lakes today.
Immigration

Center of Detention

A rare look inside America’s fourth-largest immigration lock-up, on the toxic tideflats of Tacoma, Wash.
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.

Rooftop solar panels at Naches Heights vineyard in Yakima, Wash. Photo: Doniree Walker/Flickr.

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

Center of Detention

A rare look inside America’s fourth-largest immigration lock-up, on the toxic tideflats of Tacoma, Wash.
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.