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Johnny Kampis is a content editor at Watchdog.org, and is helping to start the organization’s Alabama Watchdog bureau in his home state. Johnny previously worked in the newspaper industry and as a freelance writer, and has been published in The New York Times, Time.com, FoxNews.com and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Google could face record antitrust fine in Europe after skating by in U.S.

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Accountability, National, News, Technology, Transparency  /  No Comments

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The company is accused of promoting its shopping service in internet searches on its website over rival services.

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Visitor logs show Google’s unrivaled White House access

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Accountability, National, News, Technology, Transparency  /  No Comments

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“You don’t know what the meetings are about, but the fact that someone has that level of access at the White House is revealing,” she said. “It certainly suggests a level of influence.”

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Charter-Time Warner merger clears final regulatory hurdle

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  California, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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To satisfy regulators, Charter, which will soon be the nation’s second-largest cable company, must offer faster and expanded broadband.

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Bill to eliminate charter school waivers dies in Colorado House

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

Of the state’s seven congressional districts, the same number as before the 2010 U.S. Census, Republicans hold four and Democrats, two. All the Democratic districts and two Republican districts are considered safe for the incumbents.

“I really think we were able to peel back the layers to show it was an exercise in unnecessary paperwork.”

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Colorado charter schools both win and lose in legislative wrangling

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“There’s still more work to do to make sure school choice students are treated fairly, but I’m very excited about the outcome. I think we made real progress this year to move school choice forward.”

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Mo’ speed, mo’ money? Senators urge USDA to require higher broadband standard

By   /  May 9, 2016  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The senators note that boosting the minimum broadband service definition will make eligible some of the communities now ineligible to engage the USDA’s Rural Utility Service to participate in these programs.

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