San Jose, CA
We investigated and put a corrupt politician in jail, the biggest corruption case in Santa Clara County history and the only one to result in a felony conviction. We forced the resignation of a county supervisor candidate and councilman over sexual harassment allegations. And we exposed the county health agency’s inability to test or accurately quantify COVID-19 cases, prompting them to provide transparent reporting and overhaul testing program. These are just three of many ways that our coverage has had a real world impact.