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Ryann Grochowski

Contributor through June 2013

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Ryann Grochowski is an investigative reporter for inewsource.

Ryann focuses on politics, policy and campaign finance in her coverage. She uses data and statistics to bolster more traditional forms of reporting. She is a 2011 master’s graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was a news editor at the Columbia Missourian and a data analyst for Investigative Reporters and Editors/National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. While in graduate school, she spent time reporting on political issues for inewsource in Washington, D.C.

Ryann was formerly a city beat reporter at The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where she was part of an award-winning team that covered judicial and governmental corruption in the area. She also moonlighted as a copy editor and page designer.

She is a Pennsylvania native and a graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre.

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Recent Stories by Ryann Grochowski

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U-T San Diego Political Ads Don't Add Up

April 5, 2013
By Amita Sharma, Ryann Grochowski / inewsource

An inewsource and KPBS investigation found the U-T San Diego appears to have offered discounts to favored candidates and causes in last November’s election.

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Extra Pay To City Employees Is Increasing, New Report Says

March 28, 2013
By Claire Trageser, Ryann Grochowski / inewsource

A new report shows “specialty pay” increased by 60 percent between 2000 and 2011 in 16 San Diego County cities.

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San Diego Hospice Failed To Report Patient Data To State

March 11, 2013
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Ryann Grochowski / inewsource

The troubled San Diego Hospice did not report patient information to the state back in 2009 and 2010 - information that would have indicated how long hospice patients received care.

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San Diego Hospice Needs $2 Million To Care For Dying Patients

Feb. 28, 2013
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Ryann Grochowski / inewsource

San Diego Hospice continues to care for 401 dying patients - despite being in bankruptcy court and winding down operations for good. But the care of those patients could be in jeopardy if the organization does not get an immediate two million dollar loan.

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Fired Nurse Files Lawsuit Against San Diego Hospice

Feb. 22, 2013
By Ryann Grochowski / inewsource

In the lawsuit, a former nurse for San Diego Hospice alleges executives encouraged employees to falsify records and admit patients, even if they didn't need care.

San Diego Hospice Moving Operations

Jan. 25, 2013
By Ryann Grochowski / inewsource

The county's largest hospice provider is moving to its Hillcrest facility to save money.

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New Superior Court Judges To Take Office

Jan. 7, 2013
By Ryann Grochowski / inewsource

San Diego's Superior Court swears in three new judges today, including controversial attorney Gary Kreep.

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Campaigns Spending Big In Last Days Of Election

Nov. 5, 2012
By Ryann Grochowski / inewsource

Final campaign filings show candidates and super PACs focusing efforts on advertising.

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San Diego Campaign Spending Ramps Up As Election Nears

Oct. 26, 2012
By Ryann Grochowski / inewsource

With less than two weeks to go until the election, the latest campaign finance reports show accelerated fundraising and spending in city and congressional elections.

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Democratic Chair Says Ellis Broke Campaign Rules

Oct. 25, 2012
By Ryann Grochowski / inewsource and City News Service

The chairman of the San Diego County Democratic Party alleged today that City Council candidate Ray Ellis violated campaign rules in his high-stakes race to unseat incumbent Sherri Lightner.

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