Johnny Kampis is a content editor at, 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, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

New York lawmakers chide AG for attempt to ban daily fantasy sports

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  National, New York, News  /  No Comments

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Fellow lawmakers are calling New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s attempt to shut down daily fantasy sports a “blatant grab for headlines.”

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Daily fantasy sports: States want in the game

By   /  October 7, 2015  /  Arizona, Massachusetts, National, New Jersey, News  /  No Comments

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“We’re watching an explosion in the marketplace of gaming that is appealing to a younger customer and more sophisticated customer that hasn’t typically been a lottery customer,” Goldberg said. “So it would behoove us … to be looking at what’s out there and how it might work and why we might be better. … We have to look at markets that have never been ours.”

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Careful what you wish for? DraftKings snafu sparks call for daily fantasy regulation

By   /  October 7, 2015  /  National, News  /  No Comments

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The burgeoning scandal for the booming daily fantasy sports industry has many players in this free market operation calling for — wait for it — government regulation. In light of a New Jersey congressman’s call for more scrutiny of the industry, the latest incident could be the tipping point for federal oversight.

But free market advocates warn that the image of government as white knight is misplaced, especially in this industry that’s still in relative infancy.

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NLRB sides with racist union workers over their employers

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  National, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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By Jillian Kay Melchior | Special to
On June 5, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of a racist member of the United Steelworkers Union, forcing his employer not only to hire him back but also to give him back pay.
The NLRB argues the company did not respect the picket-line protections established in […]

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Conservative Alabama news site trolls readers on governor party switch

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Alabama, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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The joke’s on Yellowhammer News readers if they believed a Wednesday morning post that said Gov. Robert Bentley had switched to the Democratic Party.

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Alabama judge dismisses lawsuit silencing former Kemper Project manager

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit that, in part, would silence a former manager of the Kemper Project power plant has been dismissed.

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