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MTCIR is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to statewide investigative reporting.

Unless otherwise noted, all MTCIR content is covered by a BY-NC-ND 3.0 US Creative Commons license. Basically, you are free to copy, distribute and transmit the work, under the following conditions:

  • All stories, graphics, video and photos must run in their entirety unless otherwise noted or agreed upon after discussion with MTCIR. You have permission to edit MTCIR material to reflect changes in time, location and editorial style.
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  • Any of the above conditions can be waived with express permission from MTCIR.

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*This agreement borrows language from the “Steal Our Stories” page written by ProPublica.