Story Ideas: April 2016

We call these our let's-put-them-on-the-white-board considerations as you finalize and boost your May planning calendar...

CANCEROUS CAR SEATS

Parents are being left in the dark about cancer-causing chemicals in their children’s car seats, even after companies are served with violation notices.

DAYCARE REGULATION LOOPHOLE

Most day care facilities are regulated by state agencies.  But religious day cares in six states face little to no regulation. Where does your state fall? 

AEDs OUT OF SIGHT?

They can save your life, but about 20% of automated external defibrilators aren't easy to find according to this investigation.

BODY CAMERAS: WORTH THE COST?

Now that police body cameras have been deployed for about a year in this market - and others - a check-up finds things aren't perfect and perhaps not worth the cost.

BEAUTY PARLOR STROKES

Why some now worry a simple shampoo at the salon can cause serious health issues.

THE PRICE OF NICE NAILS

This New York Times investigation finds manicurists are routinely underpaid and exploited, and endure ethnic bias and other abuse.

DANGEROUS TERROR DRILLS

They're supposed to keep our first responders sharp, but those terror drills might be putting some of our heroes in danger.

 

SOCIAL VIOLENCE

A rape and a murder that recently made the rounds on social media are the unintended consequences of major pushes into real-time video by sites and apps.

 

TEEN ATHLETE PAIN KILLERS

This investigation uncovers the major addiction issues facing teen athletes. One study found they are 50% more likely to abuse prescription painkillers.

 

 

CSI: THE UNTOLD STORIES

Go behind the scenes to see the emotionally and physically grueling work of a crime scene investigator, as not seen on TV.

UNCOMFORTABLE SUMMER TRAVEL

If you're fed-up with no leg room and increasingly skinner, thinly-padded seats, blame yourself - or do something about it.

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