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Ethics panel closes investigation into former Pa. Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm

Storm agreed to two technical violations, closing out an inquiry she believes was instigated by political enemies as payback for her outspoken advocacy in high-profile cases.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Dramatic diorama raises ethical issues for Pittsburgh museum

Museum officials are considering whether to display the diorama in a way that makes it available for viewing but also easy to avoid for those who don’t want to see it.

By The Associated Press

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Pittsburgh judge faces ethics charges over racist, demeaning comments

A Pittsburgh judge who allegedly referred to a Black juror as “Aunt Jemima” was accused of misconduct in office Wednesday by the state’s entity that investigates and prosecutes judicial wrongdoing.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Government watchdog group apologizes for violating Pa. lobbying law

The executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania said the group would not fight the $19,900 penalty imposed by the state Ethics Commission.
By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/Spotlight PA


Trusting News: WITF’s guidelines for editorial integrity

Newsrooms across the country follow their own editorial and ethical guidelines. These are guidelines and best practices that journalists use as a starting point when it comes to things like attribution, corrections, identification of sources and transparency.

By Tim Lambert
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