Investigative Media’s John Dougherty finalist for Virg Hill Journalist of the Year

April 16th, 2014

Today, the Arizona Press Club announced that John Dougherty of Investigative Media is one of three finalists for the 2014 Virg Hill Journalist of the year award. Dougherty was recognized for his reporting on the Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy which resulted in the deaths of 19 firefighters last June. His stories were published in the New Times and on the Investigative Media website.

Dougherty is a three time winner of this award and a runner up twice.  The winner will be announced on May 31 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Charles Keating’s Techniques Were Replicated By Those who Helped Trigger the 2008 Financial Collapse

April 3rd, 2014

By John Dougherty

This story was written for InvestigativeMEDIA and Published Thu., Apr. 3 2014 at 6:00 AM by Phoenix New Times.

Charles H Keating Jr. is remembered not only as the most notorious figure of the savings & loan crisis that swept the nation in the late 1980s – and as the namesake of the infamous Keating Five political scandal – but also as the fraudster whose techniques were replicated by those who helped trigger the 2008 financial collapse and Great Recession. Read the rest of this entry »

InvestigativeMEDIA posts supporting documentation for ADOSH Yarnell Hill investigation

March 20th, 2014

InvestigativeMEDIA today posted the supporting documentation for the Arizona Department of Safety and Health investigative report into the Yarnell Hill Fire disaster that killed 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots last June 30.

The investigative report, which includes audio interviews of key personnel who fought the fire including Granite Mountain’s only surviving member, is located here. Read the rest of this entry »

Arizona Forestry Division belatedly releases key Yarnell Hill records

March 6th, 2014

The Arizona Forestry Division has released important documents describing actions of firefighters dispatched to the Yarnell Hill Fire that were not previously made available when the division released records late last year.

The “unit logs” provide new information concerning the actions of the fire crews including the crucial initial response period on June 28 and 29 when the small fire escaped from efforts to bring it under control. Read the rest of this entry »

Yarnell Hill Fire Chapter V Comments

February 16th, 2014

Please begin a new chapter for the Yarnell Hill Fire comments here:

Previous Comments:

Chapter I, Chapter II, Chapter II supplement, Chapter III and Chapter IV.

Thank you, John

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