Kathryn Watson is an investigative reporter for Watchdog.org's Virginia Bureau. Her work has appeared in places like Drudge Report, Washington Examiner, Reason and Human Events, and she has made appearances on Fox News and NBC4. An alumna of the National Journalism Center, Katie is a member of Investigative Reporters Editors. She graduated with a journalism degree and highest honors from Biola University in L.A., where she ran the student newspaper. After college, she reported for a mid-sized newspaper in Santa Barbara, Calif. Her work has earned her "Best in Show" and two first-place awards from the Virginia Press Association.

Politics, politicians could be greatest hurdle for VA ethics commission

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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For some members of the new governor-appointed ethics commission, perhaps their greatest challenge could be themselves.

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Virginia congressman rips CDC for reassuring public over Ebola

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Health Care, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia’s 11th District ripped public health officials during Friday’s congressional hearing on Ebola for reassuring the public at the risk of the public’s safety and to the detriment of the Obama administration’s credibility.

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Facing bleak economy, VA millenials want government to do more — and get out of the way

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Virginia Millenials have some interesting ideas and political preferences.

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Feds throw money at alpaca poop, drug enforcement museum

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Congress, News, State Government, Virginia, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo credit: Sen. Tom Coburn's office

It’s no surprise that the federal government wastes tax dollars. Where it wastes your hard-earned dollars, however, can be a little more shocking.

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Anderson: Privacy caucus will probably address police cell phone data collection

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Abuse of power, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?  Corrections officials confiscate cell phones smuggled into prison due to the potential for criminal activity and harassment. Government Accountability Office photo.

It looks as if members of the Ben Franklin Privacy Caucus have more work to do.

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Virginia’s elected officials step up — or don’t — over Ebola concerns

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

Photo by Center for Disease Control

Confidence in the Obama administration to handle the threat of Ebola is so low that even members of Congress are trying to fill the gap.

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