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Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter responds Thursday to a series of questions from members of a special legislative panel about complaints of child abuse to his agency that were not investigated. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

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Editorial: Uninvestigated cases expose more incompetence at Child Protective Services

A nightmare. Any time Child Protective Services falls down on the job, the results are bad. But last week's revelation of thousands of complaints going uninvestigated rises to the level of horror.