Emily Hopkins, ProPublica

Emily Hopkins, ProPublica

Emily Hopkins is an Abrams Reporting Fellow at ProPublica. Before joining ProPublica, Hopkins was an investigative reporter for The Indianapolis Star.

Minnesota lets nurses practice while disciplinary investigations drag on

By: and - April 3, 2023

This story was originally published by ProPublica. Amy Morris started working at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins, Minnesota, in June 2021 with a clean nursing license that belied her looming troubles. Morris, a licensed practical nurse, had been fired from a nearby nursing home seven months earlier for stealing narcotics from elderly residents. The […]

She Didn’t Know She Still Owed Money to Her Utility. Then 25% of Her Paycheck Was Gone.

By: and - August 23, 2022

This story was originally published by ProPublica. Last November, Kristal Dailey looked at her weekly paycheck and realized about $150 was missing, a quarter of her take-home earnings from a factory just outside Detroit, where she makes just over $18 an hour. “I’m like, ‘What the heck is this from?’” she said. Dailey immediately reached […]