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Tori Richards has worked for CBS News, Bloomberg, Reuters. Agence-France Presse, the NY Post, the NY Times and The Daily among others. Her work has also appeared on, and US News & World Report.

Tesla got $295M in subsidies for technology it didn’t offer

By   /  July 23, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, investigations, Maine, National, New York, Oregon, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“This isn’t a science fair. We should be paying for results,” said a California lawmaker of the Tesla Motors subsidies.

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VA drops probe of whistleblower after year of intimidation

By   /  July 14, 2015  /  Arizona, Federal Government, Louisiana, National  /  No Comments

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It’s been a year since Shea Wilkes revealed a VA hospital’s secret waiting list. The nationwide scandal that followed nearly cost Wilkes his job.

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American patriotism is at 28 percent, study shows

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, National, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While Americans show their patriotism this weekend by flying Old Glory and watching fireworks, only 28 percent of the nation thinks the United States is the best place in the world to live, according to recent study.

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Architects of Richard Simmons Obamacare dance-off rehired in $156M PR campaign

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  California, Health Care, National, News, State Government  /  No Comments

BACK AGAIN: The PR firm that brought California this multi-million dollar campaign  with a Richard Simmons dance-off has been hired for another three years

A publicity firm that produced a costly webcast for California Obamacare featuring a gyrating Richard Simmons was retained, along with another company, for three more years at a cost of $156 million.

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Sunset of solar subsidies shadows SolarCity

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, National, New York  /  No Comments

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California-based SolarCity’s website proclaims, “Every three minutes, someone switches to SolarCity.”

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Chinese-owned NH solar project costs ratepayers $1.22M

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, New Hampshire, News  /  No Comments

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New Hampshire utility ratepayers will pay a Taiwanese company $1.22 million to build the state’s largest solar installation so that a small town can save about $500,000 in power costs over the life of the project.

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