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Climate change alarmists silent on economic damage done by climate change alarmists

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

As Watchdog.org report Bruce Parker vividly reported Sunday from inside the environmentalist carnival that was the People’s Climate March through midtown Manhattan, this pre-game show to Tuesday’s going-green confab in New York City showcased an array of left-loving characters.

OPEN FOR TRAFFIC: Broad Street, Richmond’s main thoroughfare, is served by several bus routes and is seldom congested.

Downtown shakedown: DOT punches pricey Richmond bus ticket

Virginia  |  4:00 am

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond has lined up $24.9 million in federal funding for a 7.6-mile bus line that isn’t broken. But where the city will get the matching money is anyone’s guess.
The publicly run Greater Richmond Transit Co. says the $49.8-million project will improve downtown bus service for “transit-dependent persons in an [...]

Ken Trujillo pledges to disband the SRC.

Mayoral candidate vows to take back Philadelphia schools

Pennsylvania  |  4:00 am

Philadelphia attorney Ken Trujillo has big plans. He wants to become Philadelphia’s next mayor and disband the School Reform Commission. On Wednesday, Trujillo declared his candidacy and pledged to get rid of the SRC in a meaningful location — right in front of school district headquarters.

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Is the conservative press legitimate? Texas speaker wants a rule

Texas  |  4:00 am

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus wants a committee of journalists to decide which reporters are “legitimate” so the Legislature can limit Capitol access to sufficiently apolitical reporters.

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Charges dropped for Florida mom who allowed unsupervised play

Florida  |  September 22, 2014

A single mom was charged in July after letting her son play unsupervised at a neighborhood park. Turns out, that’s not much of a crime.

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Caucus ready to target plate readers, drones

Virginia  |  4:00 am

The government is watching you. Local police in Virginia randomly collect and keep photographs of license plates. Virginia universities are testing drones, and as of next July, police and other Virginia authorities will be able to use the unmanned devices, too.

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First lady, not president, to campaign for WI gubernatorial candidate Burke

Wisconsin  |  9:19 am

Some political experts say Michelle Obama — and not Barack Obama — has been tapped to campaign in Wisconsin next week for gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke because many voters view the president as a more polarizing figure.

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION: Federal taxpayers will foot the bill for $220,000 in historic Ohio steamboat repairs

U.S. taxpayers foot bill for Ohio buggy trail, steamboat

Ohio  |  September 22, 2014

Taxpayers throughout the country are footing the bill for steamboat restoration, a buggy trail, sidewalks, and other local projects in Ohio under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program.

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Suburban mayor paid more than Mississippi governor

Mississippi  |  8:27 am

The mayor of Southaven, Darren Musselwhite, takes home more money than Mississippi’s governor.

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‘Krow’ pleads guilty in environmentalist raid on proposed Wisconsin mine

Wisconsin  |  12:33 pm

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The lone environmental extremist arrested following a violent protest last year at a proposed iron ore mine site remains defiant, insisting she has made a “non-cooperating plea of ‘no contest’ to two charges with great hesitation and a heavy heart.”

But the Iron County judge presiding over the case of Katie Kloth, known in the environmental movement as “Krow,” on Friday simply entered a plea of guilty on behalf of the 27-year-old Weston woman.

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After a struggling start, New Mexico yanks Obamacare advertising contract

New Mexico  |  September 22, 2014

After posting disappointment enrollment numbers, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange is putting its marketing and advertising account back up for bid.

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PLAIN ENGLISH: While Gov. Sam Brownback has been characterized as uncaring in his opposition to Obamacare, the governor says it's a simple matter of fiscal prudence for those who realize the federal government doesn't always keep its promises.

Video: Brownback states plainly why Medicaid expansion hurts Kansas

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been on the business end of numerous barbs and critiques for taking a stand against Obamacare and Medicaid expansion in the Sunflower State.

Those with unwavering faith in the federal government have characterized the conservative governor as an uncaring obstructionist for his opposition, but in an exclusive interview with the Daily Signal, Brownback laid out the argument against Obamacare in his own words.

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Leawood throws the book at Little Free Library

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The city of Leawood is using the full power of the law to protect property values from the threat of, uh, free cabinet-sized libraries.

A municipal statute designed to ban all detached structures is being levied against Leawood residents Brian and Sarah Collins after their 9-year-old son, Spencer, worked with his dad and grandpa to build the Little Free Library as a Mother’s Day gift.

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 |  Texas  |  11:55 am

By Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Two Texas congressmen united last week to write a letter asking President Obama to intervene regarding a 1944 water treaty with Mexico.
The group, and their constituents, are frustrated by Mexico’s inconsistent delivery of water to Texas, which fails to live up to the stipulations of said treaty.
The letter was sent by Republican U.S. [...]

Members of Congress want water issues with Mexico resolved by the president

 |  Ohio  |  11:58 am

By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com
A new leader takes office, promising change. The chief executive tangles with the legislative body, and the fight leads to racial tension, disharmony, and gridlock. Meanwhile budgetary problems and legal issues continue to grow. Sound familiar?
No, this isn’t another story about President Obama’s declining popularity or the ‘do nothing’ Congress. In the [...]

Ohio city’s recall vote brings out ugly accusations

 |  Colorado

By Joshua Sharf | WatchdogWire.com
Colorado state Reps. Dianne Primavera, D-Broomfield, and Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, are touting their sponsorship of tougher child molestation laws in their re-election bids.
The problem: Their sponsorship of this bill was after-the-fact, came at the expense of a stricter measure also under consideration, and was on a bill that was passed only reluctantly and after a [...]

Representatives late to claim mantle of ‘Jessica’s Law’

 |  Michigan  |  12:26 pm

By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
International Talk like a Pirate Day last week, and it wasn’t just the kids that got into the act.
Michigan State Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw, for the second year in a row, sponsored a resolution acknowledging the day “as a tribute to Michigan’s rich and vibrant history of piracy on the Great Lakes.” In [...]

Ahoy, matey! Michigan Senate supports ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ resolution

 |  National  |  11:52 am

By Mark Newgent | WatchdogWire.com
Americans continue to trust their local government more than state government, although trust in both levels of government remains high, a new poll from Gallup found.
Gallup found that those surveyed trust their local government 72 percent versus their state government 62 percent, a result that remained unchanged from the same poll taken [...]

Poll: Trust in state and local government remains high

 |  North Carolina

By Pete Kaliner | WatchdogWire.com
It’s been 24 hours since a report that U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., apparently skipped two meetings on ISIS.
One was a classified briefing the same day as a fundraiser for her in New York City.
Yet, there has been no mention of this story in any of the North Carolina media.
Hagan’s camp has yet [...]

Did U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan skip ISIS briefings to raise money?