Gopher wins ESA listing based on genitalia size

By   /  August 11, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Local Government, Northwest, Transparency, Washington  /  No Comments

SIZE MATERS:

 
By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com
Does size really matter? According to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, it sure does.
The odd claims of state and federal officials have been enough to earn a small group of this incredibly prolific and destructive rodent an Endangered Species Act listing, based on a 36-year-old loophole in the [...]

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Ecology official who sees citizens as prey can keep his job

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  News, Northwest, Washington  /  No Comments

OFF THE MARK: A Washington state officials who compared citizens to human prey is going to keep his job.

 
By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com
Washington Department of Ecology’s Ben Penhale, who compares citizens to a hunter’s prey, can keep his job, benefits and authority, the department says.
The brouhaha started on Dec. 7, 2012, when Penhale was asked to clarify regulatory jurisdiction to San Juan County Planner Colin Maycock.
Instead, he wrote a bizarre, rambling email where [...]

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Costco reverses course on ‘America’

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  National, News, Northwest, Washington  /  No Comments

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By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com
After just 48 hours, Costco Wholesale reversed its order to pull Dinesh D’Souza’s book “America: Imagine a World Without Her” from stores.
Costco’s corporate headquarters had sent an email to stores on Monday to pull D’Souza’s book.
The email stated that D’Souza’s book was being pulled because of poor sales.
“America” is the No. 1 [...]

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7 reasons to be hopeful about America’s future

By   /  July 4, 2014  /  Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, National, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northwest, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee Watchdog, Texas, Vermont  /  No Comments

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By Dustin Hurst and Andrew Collins | Watchdog.org
Things might be tough for America right now, but c’mon, there’s always hope. Though government continues to grow and invade personal and civil liberties by the day, we’re still America, the country founded on the idea of liberty, the nation with freedom enshrined in its founding documents.
So wipe those tears, [...]

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Walmart in this tiny town beats Seattle’s minimum wage

By   /  June 10, 2014  /  News, North Dakota, Northwest  /  No Comments

RAISE IT: If Seattle wants higher wages, maybe it could look for new economic opportunities.

By Dustin Hurst | Northwest Watchdog
A tiny town in the midst of North Dakota’s oil boom raised local wages without forcing the issue through city ordinances or state laws — looking at you, Seattle.
In fact, the evidence of the salary spike comes from the much-demonized Walmart, a corporation under fire from leftists who believe the company doesn’t pay enough.
Take [...]

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Alaska looks to intervene in EPA mine lawsuit

By   /  June 6, 2014  /  Alaska, National, Northwest  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Asserting that the Environmental Protection Agency is setting a dangerous precedent that could stifle development everywhere, the state of Alaska is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s use of a potential mine-killing provision.

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