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UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s:  Twin sisters sharing secrets.  (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)
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CIRCA 1950s: Twin sisters sharing secrets.

Some of our best stories come from our listeners and our readers. That's why we want to hear from you.

We work hard to hold our elected leaders and institutions accountable, to make sure your tax dollars are spent properly. And we've expanded our investigative team to serve both our KPCC listeners and those of you who read our work on We're committed to deliver more accountability journalism to our audience.

If you have a tip about waste, fraud, corruption or other matters you believe need to be uncovered, we're listening.

What makes a good tip?

  • The best tips are on matters of significance to the larger community.
  • If you have documentation, even better. 

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What will happen to my tip?

We promise to review every tip we receive. That said, we may not be able to respond to each one. 

Who is on the investigative team?