With a leadership vacuum in Washington, the San Francisco Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders led the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lance Williams is a senior reporter for Reveal, focusing on money and politics. He has twice won journalism’s George Polk Award – for medical reporting while at The Center for Investigative Reporting, and for coverage of the BALCO sports steroid scandal while at the San Francisco Chronicle. With partner Mark Fainaru-Wada, Williams wrote the national bestseller “Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports.” In 2006, the reporting duo was held in contempt of court and threatened with 18 months in federal prison for refusing to testify about their confidential sources on the BALCO investigation. The subpoenas were later withdrawn. Williams’ reporting also has been honored with the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Edgar A. Poe Award; the Gerald Loeb Award for financial reporting; and the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment. He graduated from Brown University and UC Berkeley. He also worked at the San Francisco Examiner, the Oakland Tribune and the Daily Review in Hayward, California. Williams is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
California created a massive medical reserve – with acute care beds, ventilators and N95 masks — then let it collapse
Mobile acute care hospitals, ventilators and N95 respirators were stocked, but state leaders refused to allocate funds to maintain them.
Oil lobbyists’ answer to regulatory roadblocks is “We’ll call Kate” – as in Kate MacGregor, nominee for the No. 2 job at Department of the Interior.
Claiming he was a Trump adviser, the executive and his lawyers sought the U.S. Embassy’s help in recovering assets from the Ukrainian government
In a recording of a 2017 meeting, they boast about ties to David Bernhardt, Trump’s current interior secretary nominee.
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