The New Mexico Racing Commission is investigating a mystery photo of two men to determine if they are trainers banned from the All American Futurity.
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — A man who worked for Nashville’s Centennial Sportsplex Tennis Center and won a prestigious award this year from an international organization allegedly stole $95,310 from city taxpayers, according to a Comptroller’s audit released Tuesday.
A Davidson County grand jury indicted Blain Smith, the Sportsplex’s former special programs coordinator, this week on one [...]
By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — Hawaii Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom is warning fellow lawmakers he has serious concerns about the state’s economic future.
Slom, the only Republican in the 25-member Senate, cites the Council on Revenues’ recent downgraded economic forecast indicating Hawaii is in a much worse financial position than anticipated.
“Hawaii is set to go [...]
When it closed last year, Lawrenceville’s private St. Paul’s College had some serious debts to pay. So, accepting the federal government’s offer to pay the shuttered Virginia college $160,000 a month for housing unaccompanied children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally made financial sense.
Gov. Peter Shumlin arrived at a solar energy ceremony Tuesday in a gas-guzzling SUV, and with no sunshine anywhere. The optics blunder underscored some of the contradictions inherent in Net Zero Montpelier.
Nothing strikes fear into developers and property owners more than a new critter on the Endangered Species Act list.
Case in point: The northern long-eared bat, found in 39 states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will probably place it on the list in April, and the logging industry is worried.
Both Google’s energy usage and renewable energy investments are raising questions over whether Eric Schmidt’s recent climate change statements are as altruistic as he or Google would have the public believe.
Ohio Association of Public School Employees Executive Director Joe Rugola joined picketing Reynoldsburg City Schools teachers last week in a show of union solidarity.
Government transparency groups are again confronting the “most transparent administration in history,” this time over a White House memo aimed at filtering Freedom of Information Act requests.
A recent audit reveals the Port of Gulfport, which received $581 million from the federal government, continues to lose money.
Due in large part to what’s called the “shale revolution,” the U.S. is poised to replace Saudi Arabia as the world’s top producer of liquid petroleum.
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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.
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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Press organizations investigating the Michael Brown incident are being charged incredibly high fees for public records by the city of Ferguson, Missouri.
A new report claims that use of consumer subsidized Obamaphones in Maryland grew 100-fold in three years.
By Ann Kane | WatchdogWire.com
Should North Carolina change its voting rules less than 40 days before a general election?
A three judge panel from the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond,met in Charlotte on Thursday to hear arguments from plaintiffs asking for an injunction against new voting rules established by HB 589 in 2013.
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Solicitor General Verrilli recommends to SCOTUS that 2013 ACF Basin lawsuit be delayed until Army Corps of Engineers revises its manual on water use there.
By Michael Gold | WatchdogWire.com
The mayor of St. Augustine is under fire, accused of intentionally destabilizing a historic building he owned so it could be demolished.
When you are the oldest continuously occupied city of European origin in the United States and on the precipice of celebrating the 450th Anniversary of your founding, you take preservation [...]
By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com
Montana had the largest increase in student homelessness among the states for the 2012-2013 school year, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.
The report cites a 45 percent increase in homelessness, which in real terms means over 2,500 students are classified as homeless.
Anna Edwards, family-school services coordinator [...]