John Crowe - Watchdog.org

John Crowe is a Fall 2016 Journalism Fellow for Watchdog.org.

Are regulations crippling Oregon’s fledgling marijuana market?

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  News, Oregon, Regulations  /  No Comments

Oregon is rolling out its new recreational cannabis market, but pro-pot groups say state regulations are already choking producers and retailers.

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Ordinance forces businesses to purchase surveillance cameras

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Mississippi  /  No Comments

A new ordinance requires many Madison County businesses to install and maintain surveillance cameras.

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Former state legislator Cecil McCrory rescinds guilty plea in corruption case

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Mississippi  /  No Comments

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The attorney for former state legislator Cecil McCrory has filed a motion in federal court to rescind McCrory’s guilty plea in the bribery case involving former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps.

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Workers sue after union bosses ignore vote ending forced dues payment

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Labor  /  No Comments

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Two security guards at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, D.C., are suing after their union bosses ignored a vote that eliminated the forced dues clause from the workplace bargaining agreement.

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Biloxi sues minor league team owners over lease dispute

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Mississippi  /  No Comments

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The City of Biloxi has made it clear that the free ride is over for the city’s minor league baseball club after two seasons playing at the local stadium.

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Ohio civil forfeiture reform bill set to pass next week

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Ohio  /  No Comments

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A bill designed to curb civil forfeiture practices in Ohio is set to pass next week despite opposition from the state’s law enforcement community. The U.S. Justice Action Network, a coalition of conservative and progressive organizations, and fellow proponents of the bill appear to be closing in on victory after an eighteen-month battle for reform. […]

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