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INDEBTED: Investigating the nationwide financial schemes that targeted veterans

This investigative series is the result of a yearlong project that looked into the stories behind court cases unfolding in South Carolina involving the illegal buying and selling of military benefits that left veterans and investors in financial difficulties. The Greenville News reviewed more than 60 lawsuits from across the nation; tracked down experts on military benefits, personal finance and the law; and interviewed dozens of veterans and investors caught up in the schemes.

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TAKEN | South Carolina police seize millions through civil forfeiture

Civil asset forfeitures has boosted the budgets of South Carolina law enforcement agencies by millions of dollars between 2014 and 2016. TAKEN, a two-year long investigative series looks into the controversial practice and the difficulty citizens face when their money and property is wrongfully seized.

Video produced for The Greenville News

Lethal Force: Examining officer-involved shootings in South Carolina

Officer-involved shootings can come with the job, but the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office pulls the trigger more than any other agency in the state. ‘Lethal Force’ examines 10 years of police shootings in South Carolina and the human cost associated with each incident.

Video produced for The Greenville News

The state of South Carolina's school bus fleet

South Carolina runs the only state-run school bus fleet in the country but it has a history of neglecting bus replacement. In 2007, the state passed a law requiring school buses to be replaced after 15 years of use. Despite this, nearly 35 percent of the nearly 6,000 school buses on the road are older than 15 years old, including models as old as 1988. This video examines the state of the school bus fleet in the state.

Video produced for The Greenville News

How BMW impacted the Upstate

A look at how BMW’s manufacturing facility impacted the Greenville-Spartanburg region in South Carolina after the decline of the textile industry.

Video produced for The Greenville News

Thousands join fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline

The Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D. is the largest of four set up in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would ship Bakken Oil Patch crude oil to a Patkoa, Ill. The gathering is the first time the seven nations of the Sioux have gathered since the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 and is the single largest gathering of Native American tribes in more than a century. The Standing Rock Sioux and the thousands that have traveled to the encampment are concerned about the pipeline and the harm a spill could bring to those who rely on the Missouri River as their main source of water. But for tribes who have endured a long history of land losses and broken treaties, the fight also means much more.

Video produced by Josh Morgan for the Argus Leader

Illustrating Operation Streamline

A look at Operation Streamline, the system of mass deportation through the federal court system for undocumented migrants, in Tucson, AZ in 2012.

Independent Despite Disability

Ray Strickland has an IQ of 69, putting him just below the threshold of average cognitive ability and mental disability. With the help of Gulf Bend Medical Center, Strickland is able to live normal life with minimal assistance, despite having Intellectual and Developmental Disability, or IDD. Strickland works at Speedy Stop, frequents the public transit services and goes home every day to his girlfriend, Teresa Bates. This video is a look into the nearly average life of Ray Strickland.

Video produced for The Victoria Advocate