Steve Orr has been a reporter at the Democrat and Chronicle since 1981, and has covered a wide variety of local topics. Over the years he also has looked into, among other things, chemical contamination at the former Kodak Park, sewer tunnel construction snafus, airport construction issues, baseball-stadium construction problems, the troubled life of a man accused of impregnating a comatose nursing home patient, the troubled life and death of a suspected serial killer, railroad crossing safety, the death of a troubled loner while under government care, suburban development trends, crime trends, a suburban property scam, an rigged appraisal-assessment scam, and a scam to cheat institutions out of millions of dollars in nickels, dimes and quarters. He originated the newspaper's computer and Internet column and wrote it weekly for a decade, and also is a former weather and climate columnist. Orr focuses on environmental issues.
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