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By Tom Steward/Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
WABASHA — It may not rise to the level of the NSA surveillance scandal, but each week more cases alleging privacy breaches by police and government employees snooping into Minnesotans’ personal driver license data without cause come to light and go to court.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety database contains personal information such [...]
Part 40 of 51 in the series Shutdown 2013
By Andrew Collins and Benjamin Yount | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON D.C. — It’s getting laughable now.
Another group of World War II veterans, this time from Ohio, chuckled when they were told the World War II Memorial in the nation’s capital city was closed.
The National Parks Service rangers told the [...]
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Records of a pension scandal involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are so secret that New Jersey authorities are seeking to argue their reasons for secrecy in secret.
Under order, the state Treasury has turned over 26 documents for an in camera review by the Office of Administrative Law. After review, a [...]