Citizen’s arrest: Activist pulls over cop for driving an unmarked car

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Accountability, Local Government, News, State Government, Transparency, Washington, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Libertarian activist Gavin Seim pulled over a cop in his home state of Washington to draw attention to unlawful traffic stops by police impersonator.

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Local schools feel pinch of drop in education spending

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Education, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

A new study reveals Illinois’ recent education-funding decrease is amongst the worst in the nation.

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Democrats continue pre-midterm push for Internet regulation

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  National, News, Spying, Technology  /  No Comments

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With several weeks left before the November midterm elections, yet another Democratic member of the House is offering ideas to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on how the government should police Internet traffic.

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Matson to pay $1 million for Honolulu molasses spill under plea agreement

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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Matson Terminals Inc., the company responsible for spilling 220,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor in September 2013, has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, court records show.

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ND Democrat George Sinner calls for regulation on speech

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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George Sinner, a Democrat running to be North Dakota’s at-large member of the U.S. House, says he’s fed up with all the lying in his Republican opponent’s campaign advertising.

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Two New Mexico towns hope to avoid repeat Election Day controversies

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Elections, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Elections  /  No Comments

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Election officials say they’re confident there will be no replays of the election controversies that hit Rio Rancho and Chaparral in 2012.

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