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

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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.

InvestigativeMEDIA posts supporting documentation for ADOSH Yarnell Hill investigation

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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. Continue reading