Category Archives: Domestic

Washington Bridge Collapse: 770 Bridge-Related Collisions in WA in 2011

AnalysisWire research shows that at least 770 collisions in Washington state in 2011 involved vehicles hitting bridges. Data from the Washington State Department of Transportation is below: Source: Washington State Department of Transportation, 2011 Washington State Collision Data Summary, p. 65-66 … Continue reading

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Washington Bridge Collapse: Length of Collapsed Section Estimated to be Approx. 160 ft Long

Update June 4: The Associated Press confirmed that it was indeed a 160 ft section that collapsed (via Bellingham Herald). Tonight’s Washington state bridge collapse over the Skagit River involved approximately 160 feet of bridge, according to an AnalysisWire assessment … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Tornadoes: Approximate Death Toll Likely Not Known for Days

Today’s Oklahoma tornadoes are already catastrophic in terms of damage and loss of life. It’s important to keep in mind that information in events that devastate a wide area often takes substantial time to finalize. Based on the experience of … Continue reading

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Jodi Arias vs. Syria

We looked at peak weekly US search interest in “Jodi Arias” and “Syria” in 2013 (the final week’s data is through 5/9/13). The results are probably unsurprising: Source:  Google Trends

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Peak Search Volume for “Jason Collins” Outstrips Peak Search Volume for “Kate Upton”

According to Google Trends search data, search volume for “Jason Collins” was higher the week that Jason Collins came out as gay in Sports Illustrated than the search volume for “Kate Upton” the week the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue … Continue reading

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Tebow Released: Tebow Earned $28,883 Per Yard with the Jets in 2012

The New York Jets released Tim Tebow today.  Tebow had an undistinguished 2012 season with the Jets, rushing for 102 yards and passing for 39.  His compensation per yard (rushing and passing), however, was quite impressive, particularly in comparison to … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Tragedy: Final Injury Tally Reported 25 Hours after Incident

4/23/13 10:00 AM UPDATE:  Now, there are 282 injuries.  Please see the updated post. AnalysisWire undertook an extensive effort to scrutinize the April 15th Boston Marathon bombing news coverage. By using the Boston Globe’s live blog, we assessed how: Injury … Continue reading

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