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Shaila K. Dewan


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November 2007: Journalist.

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Apr 30, 2015 Rules Change on I.R.S. Seizures, Too Late for Some

QUOTE: Under mounting pressure, the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department have announced in recent months that they will no longer use a law designed to go after drug dealers and terrorists to seize the bank accounts of small business owners who are not suspected of criminal activity.

New York Times
May 27, 2014 Who Wants Free Love Anyway?

QUOTE: Nowhere are the middleman’s limitations more evident than dating websites. Consider, for instance, that they don’t even do the thing we perhaps most want them to do: vet potential matches for truthfulness.

New York Times
Jul 29, 2013 A City Invokes Seizure Laws to Save Homes

QUOTE: Scarcely touched by the nation’s housing recovery and tired of waiting for federal help, Richmond is about to become the first city in the nation to try eminent domain as a way to stop foreclosures. The results will be closely watched by both Wall Street banks, which have vigorously opposed the use of eminent domain to buy mortgages and reduce homeowner debt, and a host of cities across the country that are considering emulating Richmond.

New York Times
Nov 08, 2012 Popular Wrench Fights a Chinese Rival

QUOTE: “Our situation is an example of why we’re not getting jobs out of innovation,” he said. “When people get the innovation, they go right offshore. What happened to me is what happened to so many people so many times, and we just don’t talk about it.”

New York Times
Feb 08, 2012 States Negotiate $26 Billion Deal for Homeowners

QUOTE: After months of painstaking talks, government authorities and five of the nation’s biggest banks have agreed to a $26 billion settlement that could provide relief to nearly two million current and former American homeowners harmed by the bursting of the housing bubble, state and federal officials said. It is part of a broad national settlement aimed at halting the housing market’s downward slide and holding the banks accountable for foreclosure abuses.

New York Times
Jan 30, 2012 Treasury Investigates Freddie Mac Investment

QUOTE: The Treasury Department is investigating a report that Freddie Mac, the mortgage giant, bet against homeowners’ ability to refinance their loans even as it was making it more difficult for them to do so...

New York Times
Aug 07, 2010 Scandal Haunts Atlanta’s School Chief

QUOTE: The investigation centered on suspicions that answer forms on the state achievement test used to measure progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law had been tampered with by educators. The investigation found statistical indications of widespread cheating at 12 schools, isolated cheating at 13 schools and little to no evidence at the remaining 33 schools, but no smoking gun. It referred 109 educators for further investigation.

New York Times
Jul 21, 2010 White House Offers Apology to Official Accused of Bias

QUOTE: The White House and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack apologized profusely and repeatedly on Wednesday to a black midlevel official [Shirley Sherrod--Ed.] for the way she had been humiliated and forced to resign her Agriculture Department job after a conservative blogger put out a misleading video clip that seemed to show her admitting antipathy toward a white farmer.

New York Times
Jun 30, 2010 Black Landowners Fight to Reclaim Georgia Home

QUOTE: n 1942, Harris Neck, a thriving community of black landowners who hunted, farmed and gathered oysters, was taken by the federal government to build an airstrip. Now, the elders — who remember barefoot childhoods spent climbing trees and waking to watch the Canada geese depart in formation — want to know why they cannot have it back.

New York Times
Jul 13, 2009 Illnesses Afflict Homes With a Criminal Past

QUOTE: With meth lab seizures on the rise nationally for the first time since 2003, similar cases are playing out in several states, drawing attention to the problem of meth contamination, which can permeate drywall, carpets, insulation and air ducts, causing respiratory ailments and other health problems.

New York Times
Jul 02, 2009 Black Member Tests Message of Masons in Georgia Lodges

QUOTE: In June, the Worshipful Master, or leader, of the Gate City Lodge [a Freemason lodge] was served with complaints from two other lodges, whose Worshipful Masters were upset that Gate City had admitted a “nonwhite man” to its ranks.

New York Times
May 17, 2009 Prosecutors Block Access to DNA Testing for Inmates

QUOTE: The laws were enacted after DNA evidence exonerated a first wave of prisoners in the early 1990s, when law enforcement authorities strongly resisted reopening old cases. Continued resistance by prosecutors is causing years of delay and, in some cases, eliminating the chance to try other suspects because the statute of limitations has passed by the time the test is granted.

New York Times
Jun 07, 2008 Holdouts at FEMA Trailer Park Test Limitations of Aid

QUOTE: Many Louisiana residents shared a similar reaction to the announcement that the parks would close at the end of May: It’s about time. After all, more than 800 families had passed through Renaissance Village’s gates and managed to move on with their lives in their own homes. Why not the rest? As residents like Ms. August make clear, that question has no simple answer. Those remaining are the hardest to help, posing the toughest test of the oft-repeated promise that the recovery from Hurricane Katrina would at least offer the opportunity to rectify the social ills the storm exposed.

New York Times
May 07, 2008 As Executions Resume, So Do Questions of Fairness

QUOTE: fresh questions about whether states are supplying capital-murder defendants with adequate counsel, even as an execution on Tuesday night in Georgia ended a seven-month national suspension. In all three cases, North Carolina appeals courts found that evidence that would have favored the defendants was withheld from defense lawyers...

New York Times
Apr 17, 2008 Chinese Student in U.S. Is Caught in Confrontation

QUOTE: With Chinese anger stoked by disruption of the Olympic torch relays and criticism of government policy toward Tibet, what was once a favorite campus cause — the Dalai Lama’s people — had become a dangerous flash point, as Ms. Wang was soon to find out.

New York Times
Nov 27, 2007 Atlanta Hospital Moves to Unburden Itself of Debt

QUOTE: Advocates for patients have warned that the hospital would become less responsive to community needs if it was operated by a less political board. But with few other options and Grady’s fiscal condition worsening, the authority felt it had little choice.

New York Times
Nov 02, 2007 That Love Letter to Vick? We Take It All Back

QUOTE: Four years ago, Atlanta Magazine published a glowing profile of the Falcons’ star quarterback, Michael Vick, who is now suspended from the N.F.L. and awaiting sentencing on federal charges stemming from an illegal dogfighting ring, among other legal problems....Lots of publications will run a correction when they get something wrong, or publish a fresh article when events overtake what they have said on a subject. But it’s a rare day when a magazine will rip its own coverage to shreds this way.

New York Times
Sep 06, 2007 Despite DNA Test, Prosecutor Is Retrying Case

QUOTE: This is the first time prosecutors have sought a new capital murder trial after a conviction was overturned by DNA evidence, said Peter Neufeld, director of the Innocence Project, a legal aid group based in New York that has used DNA testing to exonerate the wrongly convicted since 1992. Usually such cases are simply dropped.

New York Times
Feb 15, 2007 In Setback for New Orleans, Fed-Up Residents Give Up

QUOTE: As a city in flux, New Orleans remains statistically murky, but demographers generally agree that the population replenishment after the storm, as measured by things like the amount of mail sent and employment in main economic sectors, has leveled off. While many poorer residents have moved back to the city, the “brain drain” of professionals that the city was experiencing before the storm appears to have accelerated.

New York Times
Aug 19, 2006 Different Focus in Atlanta on Young’s Remark

QUOTE: people who have known Mr. Young for decades seem rather satisfied that his comment that Jewish, Arab and Korean store owners had “ripped off” black neighborhoods, “selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables” had severed his link with his most high-profile client, Wal-Mart Stores, in whose defense he made the remark.

New York Times

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