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An OPEC crackup? Plenty of tension flowing strong among cartel members

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Some of the 12 members of OPEC are angry at the leadership of the cartel for not cutting oil production.

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State policy changes endanger juvenile detention staff, former workers say

Colorado  |  4:00 am

Colorado Department of Human Services administrators have “coddled” inmates and led to the increase in attacks on staff with a series of policy and procedural changes, former employees told Watchdog.org.

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Mayor declares Tennessee town no speed trap, audit suggests otherwise

Tennessee  |  9:58 am

The mayor of Mount Carmel wants you to know his town is no speed trap, although one passage in a recently released audit from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office strongly suggests otherwise.

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Auditors knock University of Nebraska’s expensive world travelers

Nebraska  |  4:00 am

The University of Nebraska has been dinged by the state auditor for allowing employees to spend nearly $90,000 on 20 first-class flights around the world, allowing employees to spend nearly $300 on oceanfront resort rooms for a week and reimbursing employees for alcohol while traveling

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A busy lame duck session for Ohio lawmakers

Ohio  |  4:00 am

It was a busy lame duck session in the Ohio General Assembly as legislators scurried to pass a host of bills before adjourning for the year.

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Wolf wants to hand Philadelphia schools back to city

Pennsylvania  |  4:00 am

When governor-elect Tom Wolf takes office next month, Philadelphia schools might get released from state control.

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Supreme Court decision too late for Toledo red light, speed cameras

Ohio  |  8:59 am

The Ohio Supreme Court sided with Toledo over the adjudication of red light and speed cameras, but not before the legislature acted to restrict the devices.

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Philadelphia drops civil asset forfeiture case against family

Pennsylvania  |  4:00 am

The city of Philadelphia has dropped its attempt to seize two homes using civil asset forfeiture laws.

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GAB won’t say whether it has reauthorized its role in John Doe probe

Wisconsin  |  8:41 am

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A spokesman for the Government Accountability Board refused Wednesday to say whether the retired judges who preside over the board have voted to reauthorize the GAB’s involvement in the politically charged John Doe investigation as required by law – underscoring critics’ allegations that the agency’s two-year probe has gone rogue.

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Nikko Jenkins begged governor for help, saying he was ‘caged animal’

Nebraska  |  December 18, 2014

Serial killer Nikko Jenkins wrote to everyone he could think of while serving time in solitary confinement, including the governor, begging them to help him get mental health treatment before he killed people.

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Elon Musk wheels and deals to save Cuomo

New York  |  December 17, 2014

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
It’s easy to see why Barbara Walters named billionaire Elon Musk one of 2014’s most fascinating people.
In the waning days of his 2014 reelection campaign, Gov. Andrew Cuomo turned to Musk to bail him out of a $1 billion economic development deal that was going down in flames — and could […]

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Remy goes hard at Obamacare, #Grubergate and Lena Dunham

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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.

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 |  Michigan

By Izzy Lyman | WatchdogWire.com
Charlie LeDuff, a Fox 2 reporter known for his offbeat exposés, went mano a mano with a Wayne County squatter.
Lynn Arthur Williams Jr., on probation for a felonious assault with a deadly weapon, had taken up residence in a single-family Detroit home bought by Sarah Hamilton-Gilmer.
Hamilton-Gilmer planned on a third-party short sale […]

Bathrobe-wearing watchdog turns tables on Detroit squatter

 |  Colorado

On the 19th edition of ALEC’s Report Card, Colorado education performance and policies ranked highly among states, with many improvements still to be made.

Report: Colorado education fares OK, rates well next to other states

 |  Colorado

Denver’s real unemployment rate, like Colorado’s is much higher than the official published figured would indicate.

Denver’s real unemployment rate mirrors Colorado’s

 |  Massachusetts

Westminster, MA will hear public comment to make the town the first municipality in the US to ban the sale of all tobacco products within its borders.

Massachusetts town may ban sale of all tobacco products

 |  Alabama

Huntsville schools paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee security reforms, including monitoring the social media accounts of the district’s students.

Alabama school district pays ex-FBI agent to monitor students’ social media

 |  Nevada

Nevada Republicans made history in the midterm elections, controlling both houses of the Legislature and Governor’s office for the first time since 1929.

Red tsunami hits Nevada

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