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Resource ID: #13588
Subject: Conflicts Of Interest
Source: Daily News (Longview, Wash.)
Date: 1996-07-12


When it comes to landing a job with Cowlitz County, Wash,. who's in your family tree often is more important than what's on your resume. A two-month probe by The Daily News into the county government's hiring practices revealed a long-standing system of nepotism and patronage. Nearly half of the county Road Department workers and at least one-third of the county Corrections Department employees have relatives on the payroll. (July 12, 1996)

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