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Ethan Edward Coston/SpotlightPA

Government Reporter
Twitter: @emdashEthan
Telephone: (717) 585-0197
Signal: (717) 585-0197
Focus: Legislature, county and local governments

Disinformation has a broad impact on politics and public opinion. Monitoring schools and local government as well as elections and state politics, Coston covers the impacts of disinformation on policy making, elections, and public life. They track false statements from politicians and political organizations, what motivates legislation, and the goals of political movements.

Originally from Southern California, Coston (he/they) got their start covering higher education as a reporting fellow for CalMatters, a nonprofit newspaper. They sued the University of California twice for access to public records in college, and won local journalism awards for their subsequent reporting. Coston graduated from UC San Diego in 2020.

Latest by Ethan Edward Coston/SpotlightPA

Pa. election 2022: Everything you need to know about requesting, filling out, and returning your mail ballot

If you want to vote by mail in Pennsylvania’s 2022 general election, you must apply by 5 p.m. Nov. 1.
By Ethan Edward Coston/SpotlightPA

Pa. election 2022: A basic guide to vetting candidates for U.S. Senate, governor, and more

Want to learn more about Pennsylvania’s 2022 election candidates? Learn how to research who is on your ballot, their stances, and who is funding their campaigns.
By Ethan Edward Coston/SpotlightPA