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Throop’s struggles filling jobs pays off for councilwoman’s family

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When Throop ran into obstacles filling two borough jobs, Councilwoman Charlene Tomasovitch twice had a relative who was available and qualified, she said.

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Who was the reporter outside Cindy Archer’s house?

Wisconsin  |  4:00 am

By M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – Of all of the truly frightening accounts of government abuses in Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigation, David French’s description of the early-morning raid on Cindy Archer’s home just may be the most stunning.

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Taxpayer-subsidized halfway houses might be coming to your neighborhood

Mississippi  |  4:00 am

Taxpayer-subsidized halfway houses for recovering drug and alcohol addicts, 76 percent of whom have done prison time, are worrying the neighbors in northeast Jackson, Miss.

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No pain, no gain for some Minnesotans seeking their missing money

Minnesota  |  4:00 am

Gregg Peppin saw his late father’s name on the Missing Money website, which the state uses to connect people with their cash. He got pretty excited, yet months later, the Rogers resident is still waiting for a $5,000 check.

“A son or a daughter or an aunt or an uncle who are trying to do this, I understand why there’s $650 million in that account. People are not going to do this for $100 or $200 or $300, they’re just not. You’re going to go, ‘Forget it,’” said Peppin, a longtime political consultant.

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Duke researchers use race to attack charter schools

Education  |  4:00 am

There’s a puzzling charge being lobbed at charter schools in North Carolina by academic researchers: they’re reintroducing segregation.

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Could minimum wage increase save taxpayers billions on welfare?

Labor  |  4:00 am

It’s an idea that gets at something not often discussed in the national debate over hiking the minimum wage: Maybe it’s not just companies versus workers, or government versus companies. Maybe taxpayers are a vital part of the equation, paying to support both halves of an unhealthy relationship that has exploded onto the streets in the past year.

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Baldwin aide breaks silence, alleges senator engaged in ‘coverup’

Wisconsin  |  April 20, 2015

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – Marquette Baylor is finally speaking out against her long-time boss, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

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Christie reveals state security secrets to Cub Scout at public event

New Jersey  |  3:50 am

In a bizarre turn of events, Gov. Chris Christie revealed state security secrets – to a Cub Scout last week during a town hall meeting in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.

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America’s top labor union bosses raked in millions in 2014

Labor  |  April 20, 2015

Union bosses known for bashing the rich are often millionaires themselves, paid with dues taken from workers’ paychecks.

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Nanny of the Week: Don’t mix beer and ice cream – because of the children

Vermont  |  April 20, 2015

Ice cream is wonderful.

Beer is wonderful (as long as you’re at least 21 years old, of course).

Putting them together? Well, maybe not the most obvious of flavor combinations, but I guess I’d be willing to give it a shot.

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Vermont lawmakers risk reinforcing mental health stigma, experts say

Vermont  |  8:44 am

Lawmakers generally opposed to stigmatizing the mentally ill may be reinforcing mental health stigmas in their push for gun control in Vermont, health experts say.

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West Rankin Utility Authority wins key battle in fight to build new treatment plant

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The West Rankin Utility Authority won a key battle Tuesday in its fight to build a new wastewater treatment plant and leave Jackson’s aging facility.

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