STAFF BLOG THE DULLUM FILE Remembering Mitch
The late Mitch Hedberg is going to be honored with a golf tournament next month in Oakdale, Minnesota. If there's a joke in there somewhere, the Minnesota-born comedian would have found it.
Jok... Posted on 8/23/09 at 2:49 AM
A federal official who has repeatedly reported allegations of child abuse at Spirit Lake Nation wrote Tuesday to complain that investigators have failed to take action to protect victims from ongoing abuse.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is taking over the social services program on the Spirit Lake Nation. The decision comes after months of controversy and a week-long BIA review of changes the tribe made to the program.
The chairman of the Spirit Lake tribe has responded to months of criticism from a federal administrator over tribal social services. Chairman Roger Yankton says the accusations against the tribe are nothing but rumors and hearsay.
Child Abuse on the Spirit Lake reservation has grabbed the attention of federal and BIA officials, who are in Fort Totten this week discussing what can be done with tribal leaders. But for those who have been following the controversy for months, it appears nothing has been done to improve child welfare on the reservation.
A new report from a federal administrator says severe problems with the tribe's social services program are being ignored - - and that people who want to blow the whistle on the tribe are being intimidated.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing the former assistant football coach to prey on other youngsters, according to a scathing report issued Thursday on the scandal.
Genaro C. Armas, Geoff Mulvihill, Mark Scolforo
, July 12, 2012
DAYTON, Texas (AP) — The eight children confined in a small, dark bedroom with a piece of plywood over the window included two 2-year-olds tied to a bed and a 5-year-old girl "in a restraint on a filthy mattress," the child welfare worker who discovered them said in a court document.
Michael Graczyk, Nomaan Merchant
, February 21, 2012
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