Stuck in the 90s: Tri-state water wars over ACF Basin may be delayed

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Alabama, Energy and Environment, Florida, Georgia, Supreme Court, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Solicitor General Verrilli recommends to SCOTUS that 2013 ACF Basin lawsuit be delayed until Army Corps of Engineers revises its manual on water use there.

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Augusta Commission approves more funding for broke Hyde Park project

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Georgia, Local Government, Local News, Public Utilities, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Last night the Augusta Commission voted to approve an additional $630,000 to the financially troubled Hyde Park drainage project.

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Election monitor argues strict photo ID laws won’t oppress transgender voters

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Alabama, Elections, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, National, News, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be disenfranchised by strict voter ID laws is overblown.

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Georgia county arms to the hilt

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Georgia, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Jasper County, Ga. is one of the recipients of the more than $5.1 billion worth of military equipment given to local law enforcement.

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Stifling free speech? California looks to ban Confederate flag

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Alabama, California, First Amendment, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, National, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia  /  No Comments

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California is looking to bar the “Stars and Bars.”

A bill sits on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk to ban California from displaying or selling the Confederate flag or objects with images of it. The state’s Legislature passed the bill nearly unanimously last week.

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Government brings deadly Ebola to U.S.

By   /  August 4, 2014  /  Georgia, Maryland, National, News  /  No Comments

OUT OF AFRICA: A city employee sprays disinfectant in Monrovia, Liberia.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The same government agency that lost and mishandled deadly viruses at its U.S. labs is bringing two Ebola-stricken Americans back from Africa for unknown treatment.
The Centers for Disease Control maintains there is “no significant risk” to America — even as the agency issued travel warnings for the three African nations [...]

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