1985 IRE Awards
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A series on how the Milwaukee County municipal court system denied constitutional rights to those unable to pay fines.
James A. Finefrock, K. Connie Kang and Alex Neill
San Francisco Examiner
A series on lax discipline of wayward lawyers.
Pete Carey, Katherine Ellison and Lewis M. Simons
San Jose Mercury News
A series on overseas investments of Filipino political and business leaders, including Ferdinand Marcos.
Newspapers under 75,000Larry Makinson and Richard Mauer
Anchorage Daily News
A series on financing Alaskan political campaigns by special interests.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Stories about the Alaska governor's chief of staff steering a $10 million state lease to a building owned by an associate of the governor.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
An article about Nazi scientists whose records of war crimes were concealed when they were brought to the United States after World War II under Project Paperclip.
New England Monthly
An article saying Harry Gray, chairman of United Technologies Corp., has disguised or obscured parts of his past and consolidated his power by exercising extraordinary personal control.
Television, larger marketsJoe Collum, Rick Nelson, Carrie Glaser, Pete Roets and Bob Franklin
A series on property that escaped taxation.
Al Austin, Steve Eckert, Andy Greenspan, Mary Feidt, John Lindsay and Peter Molenda
A series on abuses in Minnesota's home health care industry
Television, smaller marketsJack Hill
KAIT-TV (jonesboro, Ark.)
A series on corruption in the office of the St. Francis County sheriff's office
A series on illegal ticketing of motorists on an interstate highway by the police of Wagon Mound, N.M.
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge)
A series on Louisiana's vocational-technical school system