Tori Richards is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter who has covered some of the biggest news in the world during her 25 years in the business. She has also won a dozen national and local writing awards for her coverage of the judicial system. Richards has worked for CBS News, Bloomberg, Reuters. Agence-France Presse, the NY Post, the NY Times and The Daily among others. Her work has also appeared on, and US News & World Report. Some of her biggest stories included the cases of OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, the Aryan Brotherhood and the Night Stalker.

California senator investigates millions in Obamacare exchange contracts

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  California, National, News, Obamacare, State Politics, Transparency, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Ted Gaines

California’s beleaguered Obamacare exchange is one again in the crosshairs of a state senator who is demanding answers following reports that millions in contracts never went out to bid and instead were awarded to friends of the agency’s director.

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Veterans hospital beefs up supplies after short sheeting patients

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Louisiana, National, News  /  No Comments


By Tori Richards |
Veterans Affairs hospital officials in Shreveport, La., used bayou magic to conjure up additional linens, stocking their cabinets last weekend after a investigation exposed the fact that patients were doing without sheets, pajamas and towels.
Three employees at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center told that linens were plentiful at [...]

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American Legion demands investigation into conditions at Shreveport VA hospital

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Government Waste, Health Care, Louisiana, Military, National, News  /  No Comments

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport

The American Legion says it is “angered” to read a Watchdog report that the Shreveport (La.) Veterans Administration hospital goes without linens and toiletries while spending millions on non-essentials.

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VA hospital lacks PJ’s, sheets and toothbrushes, yet spends millions on new furniture, TVs and solar

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Congress, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Government Waste, Health Care, Louisiana, Military, Misuse of funds, National, News  /  No Comments

Robert McDonald

By Tori Richards |
Patients at the Shreveport, La., Veterans Affairs hospital have been going without toothbrushes, toothpaste, pajamas, sheets and blankets while department officials spend money on new Canadian-made furniture, televisions to run public service announcements and solar panels, a Watchdog investigation has revealed.Sources inside the hospital told that patients also have had to contend [...]

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Border doc: Illegal immigrants are ‘pretty healthy population’

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Immigration, National, Texas  /  No Comments

AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez

By Tori Richards |
The masses of illegal immigrants crossing the Texas border have apparently received decent health care including vaccinations in Central America and aren’t carrying an influx of disease contrary to public opinion, a treating physician told
“They are a pretty healthy population,” said Dr. Martin Garza, a pediatrician who is part of [...]

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Flood of illegal immigrants coming

By   /  July 1, 2014  /  California, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, Politics, Texas  /  No Comments

AP photo

By Tori Richards |
Tens of thousands of immigrants who illegally crossed the Mexico border into Texas are in the process of being released into communities throughout the nation rather than being indefinitely detained or immediately deported, a congressman told
The releases have already started and the Border Patrol did not disclose how many. At least [...]

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