Latest from Steven Rich

As school shootings surge, a sixth-grader tucks his dad’s gun in his backpack

The pandemic waned, classrooms reopened and gun violence soared at the nation’s primary and secondary schools.
  • Jun 24, 2021

The dark side of Bob Baffert’s reign

Baffert has said his sport must be reformed for the safety of its horses. But a Post analysis finds that in his home state of California, more than 70 of his horses have died since 2000, at a rate higher than the state's other top trainers.
  • Jun 18, 2021

Faulty data collection raises questions about Trump’s claims on PPP program

The Small Business Administration's claim that the Paycheck Protection Program saved 51 million jobs is belied by allegedly false and sometimes inflated figures, a Post investigation has found.
  • Jul 14, 2020

Treasury, SBA data show small-business loans went to private-equity backed chains, members of Congress

After initial refusals, the federal government released records on small-business loans that it claims supported 51 million jobs.
  • Jul 6, 2020

As opioids flooded tribal lands across the U.S., overdose deaths skyrocketed

In states like Oklahoma, with 38 Native American tribes, the deluge of pain pills rivaled hard-hit Appalachia.
  • Jun 29, 2020

Public companies received $1 billion in stimulus funds meant for small businesses

Nearly 300 public companies have received loans from the program, though some have returned it.
  • May 1, 2020

Every fatal police shooting since 2015

Since 2015, The Post has created a database cataloging every fatal shooting nationwide by a police officer in the line of duty.
  • Jan 22, 2020

More than 100 billion pain pills saturated the nation over nine years

New DEA data reveals that 24 billion additional pills than previously known to the public were distributed during the opioid epidemic.
  • Jan 14, 2020

D.C. hate-crime prosecutions rise as support grows for changing city’s law

Hate-crime charges have increased from their lowest level in at least a decade. But critics worry that the U.S. attorney’s office is not keeping pace with record levels of bias claims.
  • Dec 30, 2019

How the opioid epidemic evolved

An exclusive analysis of county-level data shows the predominant cause of opioid overdose deaths shifted between pills, heroin and fentanyl as the epidemic got worse.
  • Dec 23, 2019