Feds keep North Carolina’s top officials guessing on unaccompanied children

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Immigration, North Carolina, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Ann Kane | WatchdogWire.com
Unaccompanied alien children make up 10 to 15 percent of the number of people illegally crossing  the U.S. southern border this year. Many are now in North Carolina.
In a newly released report, the Administration for Children and Families, part of the federal Office for Refugees and Immigrants , reports that North Carolina has 815 unaccompanied children, [...]

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Maps reveal EPA water grab in Maryland

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Maryland, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A new rule proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the agency authority over 19,000 miles of streams and other “intermittent” or “ephemeral” bodies of water in Maryland.

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Free beaches come at high cost

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  New Jersey, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

BEACH READING: Two bills would outlaw beach badges and have the State take over beach maintenance.  But will the State be able to do the job?

By L. Tierney | WatchdogWire.com
Those New Jersey homeowners who were concerned about granting government easements for beach replenishment? Turns out they were right to be suspicious.
Two bills pending in the state Senate could mean big changes for Long Beach Island.
Senate bill S-2368, filed last session, requires any municipality that accepts federal or state money to replenish storm-damaged beaches [...]

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Washington state protects gophers better than cops, citizens

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Washington, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Based on Washington State’s track record with the new ESA listing of the well-endowed pocket gopher, it appears they protect rodents better than citizens.

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Georgia county arms to the hilt

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Georgia, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Jasper County, Ga. is one of the recipients of the more than $5.1 billion worth of military equipment given to local law enforcement.

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No, Rhode Island didn’t accidentally decriminalize prostitution

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Around the Web  /  No Comments

By Maggie McNeill | Reason
In the life of any person who regards herself as principled, there come times when those principles seem to conflict with one’s goals; at that point, one is forced to decide whether the principles supersede the goals or the ends justify the means.
I was recently faced with such a conflict. [...]

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