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  • Alaska's North Slope Borough

    Anchorage Daily News finds conflicts of interests in an investigation of contractors and political contributors in the North Slope Borough area.
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    Orlando Sentinel details the arrest of an innocent man for kidnapping; foul-ups, lies and conflicts of interests plagued the police investigation.
  • Orange County Housing Finance Authority

    Orlando Sentinel identifies conflicts of interests at the Orange County Housing Authority and finds the agency did a better job of helping developers get low-cost loans than of providing rental housing at reasonable cost.
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    Houston Post investigates the eight largest private charitable foundations in the Houston area and finds an interlocking circle of power driven by a select group of law firms and banks, and favoritism in the selection of beneficiaries; includes an investigation of the George Foundation, one of the state's largest, finding conflicts of interests, self-dealing and mismanagement.
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    Miami Herald finds planning and zoning officials in the Florida city of Hialeah regularly let their own real estate interests conflict with their public duties and responsibilities.
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    Anderson Daily Bulletin series on corruption finds conflicts of interests and ties to organized crime of mayor, former city attorney, police chief and police officials.
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    Mesa (Ariz.) Tribune runs series on how state meat inspectors ignore shoddy practices in meat plants; conflicts of interests in the State Livestock Sanitary Board.
  • Political influence ruining police force

    Minneapolis Tribune examination of police records finds politics had permitted an increase in prostitution and led to favoritism in the enforcement of vice laws and building code laws; the series prompted the resignation of the police chief, overhaul of vice squad.
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    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) series examines rampant conflicts of interests and questionable dealings of Arnold Pinkey, the Port of Cleveland's chief financial officer and national campaign manager for Jesse Jackson.
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    Herald Citizen (Cookeville, Tenn.) series looks at conflicts of interests in the running of the Upper Cumberland Development District.