Labor Department issues warning about Hopkins doctor's findings on black lung claims

The U.S. Department of Labor warned its officials to view with skepticism any X-ray readings by Dr. Paul Wheeler of Johns Hopkins.

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault

Students from two colleges file federal complaints related to sexual assault.

State Integrity Investigation turning heads

By Bill Buzenberg

Collaborative State Integrity Investigation cited by more than 100 media organizations in first two days

Donor warned Obama that Solyndra 'could haunt him'

By Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene

Venture capitalist's email illustrates closeness between administration and campaign bundlers

Excerpts from this story referencing "heavy machinery":

"… y construction/new jobs heavy. 400+ union labor workers in hard hats using heavy machinery both indoors and outdoors.” At the same time, a July 21 e-mail from Sol …"

Reed College still struggling with campus sexual assault policies

By Lee van der Voo

Reed College, an elite Oregon school, is struggling to put the the debate over campus sexual assault policies to rest

Excerpts from this story referencing "Judicial Board":

"… pressure to change, along with the college’s reliance on an all-student Judicial Board to probe the crimes, conduct interviews and recommend sanctions.A June 201 …"

"… to the college were discouraged from calling police, instead routed to the Judicial Board and a process that required such strict confidentiality one student was un …"

"… ings, following the public resignation of a student Isabel Manley from the Judicial Board Feb. 11. Manley’s criticism of the Reed’s effort to reform sexual assa …"

"… or an end to the college’s policy of routing sexual assault cases to the Judicial Board, instead calling for board with specialized training in sexual assault. SS …"

A lack of consequences for sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

Students found “responsible” for sexual assault face modest penalties, while victims are traumatized

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dean":

"… at panel members handed down “sanction recommendations only,” and that Dean McKaig had the final say. “Should the Dean decide that the recommendatio …"

"… mmendations only,” and that Dean McKaig had the final say. “Should the Dean decide that the recommendation of his judicial officers is inappropriate f …"

"… commendation of his judicial officers is inappropriate for any reason, the Dean will make the final decision,” stated IU’s response to the department. …"

State ethics update — June 19

By Caitlin Ginley

Here’s our biweekly round-up of recent developments regarding ethics policies in the states. PaperTrail is digging through the news for the

State ethics rules — April 27 edition

By Caitlin Ginley

As previously promised, PaperTrail provides you with another round-up of recent action on state ethics policies, including a new bill in Ten

Excerpts from this story referencing "Judiciary Committee":

"… ley’s proposed ethics reform continues to sit on the agenda of the House Judiciary Committee in Alabama. But Oregon made a move on its bill this month: Lawmakers no lo …"

South Carolina

By The Center for Public Integrity

A snapshot of ethics practices in South Carolina

Excerpts from this story referencing "South Carolina":

"… the reference, visit www.cogel.org.  …"

"… of those states where no ethics agency oversees any aspect of disclosure. South Carolina is among seven of those states — including Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, …"

"… ons of government.More InfoWhat, if any, ethics agency exists in the state?South Carolina has the South Carolina State Ethics Commission, which is enabled by the So …"

"… InfoWhat, if any, ethics agency exists in the state?South Carolina has the South Carolina State Ethics Commission, which is enabled by the South Carolina Code of La …"