Just as Texas stopped sending foster children to centers operated by one man, the U.S. government tossed him a new source of money: immigrant kids.
Matt Smith is a reporter for Reveal, covering religion. Smith's two-decade career in journalism began at The Sacramento Union in California. He went on to positions at newspapers in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Twin Falls, Idaho; Fairfield, California; and Newport News, Virginia. Between 1994 and 1997, Smith covered Latin America as a reporter in Dow Jones & Co.'s Mexico City bureau. For 14 years, he was a lead columnist at Village Voice Media in San Francisco. He came to Reveal from The Bay Citizen. Smith holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Before his career in journalism, Smith was a professional bicycle racer. He is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
A federal judge rules that the government should remove immigrant kids from a troubled Texas facility and stop drugging them without consent.
New details on His Highness Prince Jamal Al Noaimi provide insights into a key player in a mysterious 2008 Beverly Hills real estate deal.
New legal filings show immigrant children in U.S. custody are subdued with powerful psychiatric drugs.
A swirl of Beverly Hills transactions involving the future U.S. president defied the norms for high-end real estate deals.
The roster includes former representatives for loggers, oil companies, mining firms and heavy agricultural water users.
The week’s roundup of conflicts in the Trump administration focuses on science agencies.
The $14 million ranked fifth among interest groups giving money to Trump: more than oil ($8 million), coal ($6 million) and cars ($4 million).
Also in this week’s roundup: What happens when other people make money off Trump and his aides need to pay their legal bills.
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