Bill to compensate wrongfully imprisoned may have a friend in Gov. Snyder

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  Michigan, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A Democratic state senator is trying to change Michigan from being one of two states that do not financially compensate residents who have been wrongfully imprisoned.

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Michigan’s economic recovery more than just the auto industry

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Michigan, Opinion  /  No Comments

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By James M. Hohman and Jarrett Skorup | Watchdog Opinion
As Michigan continues its economic recovery that has led to more jobs, higher real estate values and more government tax revenue, one might wonder what’s driving the state’s recent economic growth. Some point to the booming auto industry, praising the bailouts and speedy bankruptcies. Yet, while […]

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American “justice system” going off the rails

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Michigan, Opinion  /  No Comments

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By Don Racheter | Watchdog Opinion
In our criminal justice system, for a defendant to be convicted, the state needs to prove three basic elements:  that a crime was committed, that the defendant did it, and that the defendant was in a mental state at that time to know that the act was wrong.  There has […]

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Obama Admin gives MI faith-based charity $2.2M to house unaccompanied alien children

By   /  May 7, 2015  /  Immigration, Michigan, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving a grant for $2,159,106 to a religious Michigan charity to house unaccompanied alien children.

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Education week-in-review: teacher competence and a big prom problem

By   /  May 1, 2015  /  California, Colorado, Education, Education Blog, Indiana, Memphis, Michigan, Montana, News, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan
How many states consider competence when deciding which teachers to lay off? What common, inoffensive slang term caused school officials to call the cops on a student asking a girl to prom?
Watchdog.org has the answers, along with plenty of other interesting and important stories from this week’s education news.
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Should competence count?
Falling birthrates […]

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MI lawmaker pushes state home school registry

By   /  April 30, 2015  /  Education Blog, Michigan, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A Michigan representative is intent on mandating home-schoolers register with the state and be seen by a plethora of professionals twice a year.

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