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Ethics

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  • Media: Radical Shift In Control Of The News

    Media: Radical Shift In Control Of The News
    In the era of status updates, Instagram filters and 140-character news alerts on Twitter, awareness in our current technological age orbits around our mobile devices. We check our screens more than 150 times a day, on average, motivated by the never-...
  • Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals

    Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals
    Darrell Steinberg took the helm of the state Senate six years ago with the global economy in a meltdown that choked off tax revenue, causing the state budget deficit to balloon to $42 billion. It took Steinberg and other state leaders four years that...
  • Prized project becomes councilwoman's millstone

    Prized project becomes councilwoman's millstone
    When Karen Dolan fell in love with it, the 19th-century grist mill along Bethlehem's Monocacy Creek seemed destined to rot away — an eyesore in a city revered for its historic architecture. But Dolan saw promise in its stone walls, and with the...
  • L.A. Unified says it believes Deasy acted ethically on iPads

    L.A. Unified says it believes Deasy acted ethically on iPads
    As part of its settlement this week with former schools Supt. John Deasy, the Los Angeles Board of Education declared that it did not believe Deasy had done anything wrong in connection with the project to provide students with iPads, even though the...
  • FIFA refuses calls to release ethics report

    FIFA refuses calls to release ethics report
    World soccer's governing body has fully investigated the scandal-plagued bidding process for the next two World Cups and wants everyone to know that it has things totally under control. But you'll have to take their word on that, because FIFA says it will...
  • CalPERS board strips Priya Mathur of posts after ethics law violations

    CalPERS board strips Priya Mathur of posts after ethics law violations
    The country's richest public pension fund has stripped one of its 13 members of her posts on its board of administration after she repeatedly violated California's political ethics laws. Rob Feckner, board president of the California Public Employees'...
  • Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state

    Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state
    Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do? We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....
  • The harsh truth about an Ebola vaccine: It's not so simple

    The harsh truth about an Ebola vaccine: It's not so simple
    The popular instinct about the potential of vaccines to address the horrific Ebola outbreak in West Africa is: Why delay? If there's any chance they'll work, let's get them out now. Unfortunately, things aren't that simple. That was made clear during an...
  • The public is still owed an accounting on John Deasy's iPad emails

    The public is still owed an accounting on John Deasy's iPad emails
    Will the public eventually find out the truth regarding the question-raising emails between John Deasy and the two companies that won the contract to provide iPads to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District? The terms of the separation...
  • Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'

    Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'
    Of all the inventions of the 20th century, the birth control pill arguably had the most profound effect on the everyday lives of human beings. By making widely available a convenient and effective form of contraception, the pill gave women control over...
  • Zillow: Underwater mortgages hurt average homeowners the most

    Zillow: Underwater mortgages hurt average homeowners the most
    “Underwater” mortgages are taking the heaviest toll on average homeowners. Roughly 43 percent of mortgaged homes and condominiums valued at $86,100 and below are worth less than what's owed, according to a first quarter report Tuesday by...