Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY

Nick Penzenstadler

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Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Gun violence policy is focusing on mental health but federal records still lack some states

Despite years of progress and millions in spending, three states still don't report mental health records into the FBI for background checks. → Read More

Legal team from Sandy Hook gun suit seeking answers on Uvalde AR-15 marketing

The father of a victim in the Uvalde shooting is pressing Daniel Defense in Georgia for answers about their interaction with the shooter and marketing. → Read More

What Russian ammo ban? Loophole keeps it on US shelves, splitting gun rights groups

The ban on importing cheap Russian ammunition and a grandfather clause have split the top firearm lobbies as the war in Ukraine rages. → Read More

This nursing home chain reported the highest COVID death rate. Then it deleted deaths.

A nursing home chain cut its official death toll by unprecedented 42% after a USA TODAY investigation. Feds call the move "concerning," will review. → Read More

'Profiteering, cold-hearted' nursing home owners should be investigated, congressman says

Rep. Bobby Rush calls to investigate “profiteering” nursing home owners, citing USA TODAY report on COVID deaths. White House has promised reform. → Read More

'Anything can happen': What to watch for in Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's hearing

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is poised for confirmation. But there are questions about her work as a lawyer, criminal sentencings and ties to Harvard. → Read More

White House ready to crack down on nursing homes, cites USA TODAY report

White House officials said a nursing home investigation by USA TODAY is evidence of an industry urgently in need of reform. → Read More

A USA TODAY investigation exposes nursing home failures during COVID

A first-ever USA TODAY analysis of the eldercare business shows how pervasive failures escaped notice during the pandemic → Read More

When does a nursing home COVID-19 death count? It's complicated.

USA TODAY published a first-of-its-kind analysis of nursing home deaths during the pandemic, but what counts as skilled nursing death is complicated. → Read More

4 key things to know about USA TODAY’s investigation into nursing home failures during COVID-19

Read about a first-ever USA TODAY analysis of the eldercare business that shows how pervasive failures escaped notice during the pandemic. → Read More

Congress widens PPP fraud probe to more online financial companies

Two financial startups emerged as major players in Payroll Protection Program lending. Now Congress suspects fraud. → Read More

‘A new American fault line’: How new election laws will make it harder for 55 million to vote

More than 250 new voter laws show a divided democracy, with half the nation expanding flexibility in casting ballots while other areas tighten access. → Read More

Investigation: ATF rarely issues harsh gun dealer penalties in Oregon

Gun shops face government inspections to ensure they're complying with federal rules, but they rarely face severe sanctions, an investigation found. → Read More

Investigation: ATF rarely issues harsh gun dealer penalties in Massachusetts

Gun shops nationwide face government inspections to ensure they're complying with federal rules regarding paperwork,... → Read More

ATF rarely issues harsh gun dealer penalties in Illinois, investigation finds

Gun shops nationwide face government inspections to ensure they're complying with federal rules regarding paperwork,... → Read More

Gun used in Odessa shooting shows risk when chain of illegal sale starts with home-based hobbyist dealers

Some gun dealers that face the strictest ATF penalties are home-based sellers who fail to invest in sales tracking and security at their home shops. → Read More

Investigation: ATF rarely issues harsh gun dealer penalties in Alabama

Gun shops nationwide face government inspections to ensure they're complying with federal rules regarding paperwork,... → Read More

Investigation: ATF rarely issues harsh gun dealer penalties in Alabama

Gun shops nationwide face government inspections to ensure they're complying with federal rules regarding paperwork,... → Read More

Investigation: ATF rarely issues harsh gun dealer penalties in Illinois

Gun shops nationwide face government inspections to ensure they're complying with federal rules regarding paperwork,... → Read More

Investigation: ATF rarely issues harsh gun dealer penalties in Illinois

Gun shops nationwide face government inspections to ensure they're complying with federal rules regarding paperwork,... → Read More