Seattle City Council passes dollar compost fine

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Northwest, Washington, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Brad Matthews |
You may want to think twice before dumping your food in the trash if you’re in Seattle.
A new Seattle ordinance passed on earlier this week says citizens could be fined a dollar for having too much table scraps in the trash that could have gone into a compost bin, according to the Seattle Times.
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Gopher wins ESA listing based on genitalia size

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


By Melissa Genson |
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, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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

By Melissa Genson |
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 |
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


By Dustin Hurst and Andrew Collins |
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.
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