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Wyoming man challenges outrageous EPA fines

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A rancher is taking the EPA to court, asking a judge to stop the agency from fining him more than $16 million because he build a small pond on his property.

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An early peek at the wish list: What Texas governments seek in legislative favors

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The city of Keene wants to put a lid on exuberant seekers of public information. Plano wants to extend the favors it can bestow o ...
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Lawmaker wants Wisconsin DOT to slow down on traffic roundabouts

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The Wisconsin DOT can't say how many traffic roundabouts it has installed on state highways over the past 15 year, but it plans to ...
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‘Livid’ Ralston mayor backpedals on huge property tax hike

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Ralston Mayor Don Groesser is now backpedaling after floating a plan Tuesday to increase the city's property taxes 34 percent to h ...
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First Amendment Expert: GAB has broken the public’s trust

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It is very clear from this case that the GAB acted in ways, I think, that are unethical, and that they have such disdain for the F ...
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Explosive email exposes GAB attorney’s partisan motives in John Doe probe

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"If you didn't want this to have an effect on the election, better check Burke’s new ad. Now you will be calling her a liar,” ...
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Texas land grab: Annexations trample property rights

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“Forced annexation policies allow cities like San Antonio to impose their taxes, debts and big-government structures on people a ...
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Eagles win, wind farms and feds lose in court

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A court ruling rescinding a 30-year exemption for wind farms that kill birds such as bald eagles may affect the Clean Power Plan p ...
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Wanggaard: John Doe reform bill protects constitutional rights

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The recent John Doe in Milwaukee is a prime example of misuse. In addition to the First and Sixth Amendment rights being limited, ...
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Watchdog Podcast: Sanctuary cities, immigration reform and the out-of-control EPA

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A look at some recent comments made by Republican governors about one key aspect of the immigration debate: what to do about sanct ...

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North Dakota State University announces payments to athletes, even as student costs increase

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North Dakota State University has announced that it will be paying some student athletes even as the cost of athletics t ...

Nebraska assessor: Hitchcock County property values are out of whack

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About 30 people filled a hearing room in the Hitchcock County Courthouse Monday morning to hear what state officials had ...

VoIP pioneer: Supreme Court decide FCC fate

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The FCC's legitimacy could be called into question if it loses the net neutrality debate.

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Survey: Teachers reject union monopolies

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For far too long the real voices of classroom teachers have fallen on deaf ears in favor of the self-preserving agenda o ...

Michigan House passes package repealing outdated laws

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There are over 3,000 criminal statutes in Michigan, but a recent unanimous vote in the Michigan House will trim that num ...

Climate Crisis, Inc — A $1.5-trillion-per-year house of cards

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By Paul Driessen | Watchdog Opinion  No warming in 18 years, no category 3-5 hurricane hitting the USA in ten years, se ...

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Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

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In Greensboro, Georgia, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sendin ...

Mine owner: EPA record of toxic dumping dates back to 2005

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The EPA has a record of releasing toxic runoff from mines in two tiny Colorado towns that dates to 2005, a local mine ow ...

Months ago, Colorado town resisted EPA tests that caused toxic disaster

People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek, which flows into the Animas River. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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The EPA has been stalking the Colorado town of Silverton for years, despite local resistance.