Conservative Alabama news site trolls readers on governor party switch

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Alabama, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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The joke’s on Yellowhammer News readers if they believed a Wednesday morning post that said Gov. Robert Bentley had switched to the Democratic Party.

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North Dakota University System chancellor candidate withdraws after blowback

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Education, News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

Photo via Arkansas State University

The North Dakota University System is looking for a new chancellor. For a brief amount of time it seemed that new chancellor could be an old chancellor who left the position previously amid controversy.

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Watchdog Podcasts: Behind The Headlines — Criminal justice reform is a growing force on the right

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  News, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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This is Behind the Headlines, Watchdog.org’s podcast that takes a deeper look at the political news our Watchdog reporters uncover.

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EPA carbon plan will kill 38,000 Virginia jobs, report says

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

Morgan Griffith

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Plan will boost Virginia’s electric rates 25 percent and eliminate 38,000 jobs in the state, a new study predicts.

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Minnesota lawmakers: Zip public funding for proposed Zip Rail line

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Federal Government, Minnesota, News, State Government, transportation  /  No Comments

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Trust, but verify. That might as well be the mantra of wary legislators out to protect taxpayers and property owners in the wake of the latest proposal for a high speed rail line from the Twin Cities to Rochester.

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Don’t drink, don’t smoke: Illinois eyes bans on powdered alcohol and caffeine, e-cigs

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Health Care, Illinois, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Benjamin Yount

Illinois lawmakers are close to banning — or partially banning — new versions of some of the most popular products on any convenience store shelf.

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