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    Philadelphia Inquirer five-part series looks at the ineffectiveness of OSHA and how it fails to protect workers adequately because it is understaffed and does not enforce hazardous substance regulations.
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    Tribune (Oakland, Calif.) article uses FAA documents to examine controller errors and violations of regulations that contributed to the death of four Bay-area residents in a plane crash.
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    New Jersey Monthly article investigates New Jersey's leading night club owner's illegal empire; finds he skirts state regulations that limit the number of taverns an individual can own by "fronting" club owners.
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    KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) shows how that city's taxi service violates safety regulations with official sanction. (script only)
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    Tulsa (Okla.) Tribune series offers some background on day care and the inadequacy of state regulation and health inspections.
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    Tulsa (Okla.) Tribune publishes series on the bingo industry in Oklahoma, a state with lax bingo regulation; finds promoters rig the odds and cheat both players and the charities they represent; finds "stacking" and other methods of avoiding state regulations; Indian bingo operates outside any regulation, allowing professionals to run their operations.
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    Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune series reports on the failure of the Burlington Northern railroad to enforce federal safety regulations for maintenance staff resulting in the death of at least one worker.
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    Iowa Public Broadcasting Network reports on grain elevator bankruptcies and the inadequacies of state and federal regulation of grain elevators.
  • Three Mile Island

    Harrisburg (Pa.) Guide article on Three Mile Island uses undercover investigation and unpublished Nuclear Regulatory Commission document to show that TMI's failure to comply with NRC security regulations makes it vulnerable to sabotage.
  • Reforms proposed to prevent physicians from performing unnecessary tests and overcharging Medicare patients

    Washington Post summarizes reforms proposed to prevent physicians from performing unnecessary tests and overcharging Medicare patients.