The move comes a day after a Reveal investigation and as the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office continues to fight the disclosure of public records.
Laura C. Morel
Laura C. Morel (she/her) is a reporter for Reveal, covering reproductive health.
She previously covered immigration during the Trump administration. Before joining Reveal, Laura was a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, where she covered criminal justice issues.
She was a 2022 finalist for the Livingston Award, which recognizes young journalists, along with Reveal data reporter Mohamed Al Elew for an investigation that exposed racial disparities within a federal lending program. She was also a Livingston finalist in 2017 as part of a team of reporters that investigated Walmart’s excessive use of police resources.
‘I’m going to tase this kid’: Government shelters are turning refugee children over to police
The federal refugee agency is supposed to care for migrant children. But some shelters have turned to police after children allegedly fought, damaged property or had mental health needs.
Lawmaker calls for ‘immediate action’ to address racial disparities in PPP lending
California Democrat Rep. Judy Chu is demanding an accounting of the Paycheck Protection Program following Reveal’s exposé of extreme inequities in the rollout of the multibillion-dollar initiative.
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Rampant racial disparities plagued how billions of dollars in PPP loans were distributed in the U.S.
An analysis of Paycheck Protection Program lending reveals stark disparities across the country. In the LA area, businesses in White neighborhoods received loans at a far higher rate than in Latinx, Black and Asian ones.
Banking on inequity
Billions of dollars were supposed to help small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program. But the money was marred by racial inequity.
United, we’re not
Where does America go from here? We talk with an asylum-seeking family, Georgia women on abortion and West Virginians on the impact of Black Lives Matter.
‘We sent 500 tests. They don’t answer calls’: Inside ICE’s coronavirus testing disaster
Internal emails show ICE rebuffed New Mexico public health officials offering to help contain COVID-19.
How a national health crisis fell on the backs of local leaders
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.
Divided states of the pandemic
The federal government’s failure to manage the pandemic shifted the burden to local officials. We look at state responses in California and Florida.
‘If the virus makes it here, this place is a ticking time bomb.’
Part one in our weekly series with The Nib on inequity in the time of pandemic.