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Sound experts spar over appropriate wind turbine noise standards

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Acoustic experts representing proponents and critics of industrial wind power squared off for the first round of public hearings on sound decibel standards.

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Congressional committees want answers on Tomah VA hospital

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal government, Health Care, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Administrators at the troubled Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center are answering a lot of tough questions this week from congressional committees.

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Midnight in the garden of good intentions: Small biz fears end-of-administration regulations

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Accountability, Economy, Federal government, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Ciara Stockeland, Owner & Founder, MODE Boutique

While ironing out tax deals to keep Indiana-based Carrier and its 1,000 jobs in the United States, President-elect Donald Trump discovered something — taxes aren’t necessarily the biggest problem for job creators. “Believe me,” Trump said last week. “These great leaders of industry, and even the small business people who are just being crushed, if […]

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City gives citizens the runaround on Google huts

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Accountability, Crony Capitalism, News, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

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A neighborhood campaign to stop the conversion of San Antonio parkland for Google Fiber operations is getting stonewalled at City Hall — even as one official admits taking shortcuts.

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Johnson: Hold accountable those who put Tomah veterans at risk of HIV, hepatitis

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal government, Health Care, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The fact that a VA employee put veterans’ health at risk is unacceptable.”

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Crime expert calls for absentee voting restrictions to prevent election fraud

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Vermont, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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While there is currently no evidence for voter fraud on a mass scale, the problem may be larger than some commentators are willing to admit.

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