Patrick Terpstra, Newsy

Patrick Terpstra


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Patrick:

Hospital ERs Struggle To Treat Surge Of Mental Health Patients

A Newsy investigation finds more Americans are going to the ER during a mental health crisis, and why they aren't getting the help they need. → Read More

Maryland Quietly Shelves Parts Of Genealogy Privacy Law

Maryland set limits on police access to ancestry websites. But state leaders stopped rolling out some of the new law, a Newsy investigation finds. → Read More

Lots Of Spam Texts, Little Action To Stop Them. Newsy Investigates

A Newsy analysis of FCC complaints reveals how spammers are using text messages as a new tool. Why isn't the FCC doing more to stop them? → Read More

Newsy Investigates: Abortion Pill's Safety Record

Data from one study show erectile dysfunction drugs have a mortality rate of about four times greater than Mifeprex. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: Erosion Is Turning Dream Homes Into Nightmares

The collapse of three coastal homes in North Carolina reveals a lack of options for homeowners caught in erosion hotspots. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: The Slow Hunt For Stolen Unemployment Aid

A lack of investigators and data are snarling the fight to claw back billions of dollars in stolen COVID-19 unemployment relief, Newsy has learned. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: Government Money For Troubled COVID-19 Testing Lab

Ex-employees describe how the Center for Covid Control may have over-billed a government fund for Americans without health insurance. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: Tax Dollars Kept Flowing To Troubled COVID-19 Lab

Lax laws allowed little oversight and lots of government reimbursement at a COVID-19 testing company accused of reporting false test results. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: TikTok's Misinformation Challenge

As part of News Literacy Week, Newsy investigates how false content spreads on the massive social media platform. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: Delays And Fraud Fears At COVID-19 Test Sites

Authorities issue warnings about illegitimate coronavirus screening locations as omicron surges demand for tests. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: OSHA Violations At Candle Factory Hit By Tornado

OSHA records show Mayfield Consumer Products was cited for 12 violations in 2019, two related to emergency preparedness. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: Why So Few COVID-19 Smartphone Alerts?

A Newsy investigation finds COVID-19 apps are aware of just a sliver of infections despite states spending millions of dollars deploying the tech. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: COVID-19 Rapid Tests Struggle To Win FDA Approval

A Newsy investigation finds strict FDA rules are keeping affordable at-home rapid tests stuck in red tape. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: What Led To The Shortage Of At-Home COVID Tests

A focus on vaccines over routine testing for asymptomatic people helped tank the U.S. market for at-home rapid tests before the Delta variant struck. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: Unruly Air Passengers Avoiding Sky-High Fines

The FAA is pursuing relatively few enforcement actions against misbehaving travelers despite a zero-tolerance policy, records reviewed by Newsy show. → Read More

Latest COVID-19 Wave Not Immune From Politics

What government leaders say about vaccines actually matters, a 2020 Yale study found. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: Coins Depicting Police Misconduct For Sale

A Newsy investigation finds Amazon, eBay, Etsy and Walmart selling souvenir coins displaying scenes of abusive behavior by police. → Read More

Newsy Investigates: Bureaucratic Blunders Block Small Business Relief

A Newsy investigation finds new anti-fraud measures at the U.S. Small Business Administration are blocking qualified businesses from getting relief. → Read More

Bad Cops Off Radar As Federal Agencies Don't Report Fired Officers

Newsy investigation spotlights loophole that allows fired federal officers to go undetected in next police job hunt. → Read More

Police Misconduct Unreported, Unnoticed in National Registry

The National Decertification Index includes only records of severe misconduct by law enforcement officers. → Read More