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

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

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 "Expulsion":

"… rocess works; it ended in what Freeman calls “a very strong sanction.” Expulsion at many schools, including IU, seems anathema. For instance, IU officials …"

"… ol rather than have to face their alleged attackers, even accidentally. “Expulsion should be a given under Title IX,” Rosenfeld adds. She, like many critic …"

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 "Ethics":

"… ics agency exists in the state?South Carolina has the South Carolina State Ethics Commission, which is enabled by the South Carolina Code of Laws s.8-13-310 …"

"… fined in statute?Yes. South Carolina also has the House of Representatives Ethics Committee and the Senate Ethics Committee, which are enabled by the South …"

"… lina also has the House of Representatives Ethics Committee and the Senate Ethics Committee, which are enabled by the South Carolina Code of Laws s.8-13-510 …"

"… nduct for legislators?Yes. South Carolina Code of Law s.8-13-100 et seq., "Ethics, Government Accountability, and Campaign Reform," applies to all positions …"