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  • Indecent Exposure

    WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh) airs series on poor safety conditions iron workers faced during a bridge reconstruction project; they were exposed to dangerous amounts of lead paint fumes for more than a year; the contractor knew of exposure but did nothing for months, and when the company did act, it used a questionable form of treatment, 1983.
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    Pittsburgh Press highlights the problems in Pennsylvania's state licensing laws and programs for personal care homes for the elderly, March 1985.
  • The Challenge of a Miracle

    Pittsburgh Press issues reprint of series on trauma and the problems of emergency medical care in southwestern Pennsylvania, Feb. 10 - 14, 1985.
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    Pittsburgh Press looks at the problem of asbestos in Pennsylvania schools and at the quality and safety of the asbestos-removal work, Sept. 22 - 23, 1985.
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    Pittsburgh Press follows the state of Pennsylvania's drift toward a crisis over the disposal of domestic and industrial waste; finds inadequate state regulation and disposal facilities in western Pennsylvania, Oct. 28 - 31, 1984.
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    Pittsburgh Press looks into the rise and fall of a union local of food and commercial workers; reporters find the local's extravagant expenditures, chaotic management practices and bitter political rivalry led to the organization's near-collapse, April 22 - 24, 1984.
  • The Challenge of a Miracle: Selling the Gift

    Pittsburgh Press reprints "The Challenge of a Miracle: Selling the Gift," which explores the transplant system and finds that hope and gratefulness are often joined by greed, corruption and neglect, 1985.
  • Bonddoggle - A Raid on the Treasury That Failed

    Pittsburgh Press series tells how bond attorneys and brokers made a killing by slipping publicly owned securities through an obscure loophole in federal tax laws; in three months, the scheme was worked in 175 municipalities.
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    Pittsburgh Press series details weaknesses in the oversight of state judicial conduct and the heavy influence of attorneys in financing judicial election campaigns.
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    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article details how members of the city council hire friends and relatives for well-paying make-work jobs.