It’s the latest in the “you-are-what-you-eat” fad, sprouting in a growing zone near you. An estimated 300 so-called seed libraries, often located in actual public libraries, allow gardeners to check out seeds grown by other members and check in seeds from their own harvests in an effort to cultivate local varieties.
“No fine or penalty will result from not returning seeds (although we hope that you do!),” states the Duluth Public Library website.
The trendy alternative seed centers, however, face a threat as potentially dire as a dose of Roundup. Minnesota agriculture officials clamped down on the Duluth Public Library’s seed exchange last fall for violating state law.
Shemane Pepe’s kids regularly came home from their New Orleans public school without books and usually happy other students didn’t try to rob them of their shoes or jackets.
A national survey of likely voters has found that nearly 70 percent of Americans support school choice, including a large majority of Democrats. The results mirror support for the concept in Vermont, the birthplace of school choice.
Virginia school-choice advocates are trying to get their foot in the door with personalized Education Savings Accounts.
Two top members of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s staff came before the Joint Budget Committee Monday to apologize for human services officials spending taxpayer money without notifying lawmakers.
His name is Barrett Brown. He is a journalist with active author archives on websites such as the Guardian, Vanity Fair magazine, Huffington Post and more, going back to 2009.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fannie Mae, the quasi-government mortgage investor at the epicenter of America’s historic real-estate crash, is about to make another costly move – literally.
The Washington Post reported that Fannie plans to relocate and consolidate its downtown offices, even as the controversial agency faces a reorganization by Congress.
The new Class-A […]
By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
The state attorney general’s office is allowing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to keep secret the details of a botched prosecution of a rapist who has admitted killing seven women in Indiana since his release from prison in Texas.
In October, police in Gary, Ind., arrested Darren Deon Vann on suspicion of […]
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — As snow flurries fell across the state capital Monday, Erik Arneson donned a Green Bay Packers parka and knit hat and went searching for a legal locksmith to get him back into his office.
Arneson was left out in the cold — literally and figuratively — after Gov. Tom Wolf removed […]
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
As his first official step in a likely run for the White House, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has formed a political action committee to raise money, hire a staff and fund his campaign trips.
For New Jersey taxpayers, the bad news will be an increase in Christie’s out-of-state political […]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – Following her sentencing last week on felony theft and misdemeanor damages to property convictions, environmental extremist Katie “Krow” Kloth has apparently written a bitter screed against the judge who sentenced her and the proposed northern Wisconsin mine project she despises.
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As #Grubergate continues to unfold, Reason.com’s Remy offers up a new video revealing just how President Obama’s administration discussed selling Obamacare to the American people.