Despite low cost of living, Oklahoma City worker pay is pretty high

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Local Government, News, Oklahoma, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Oklahoma City’s budget touts its 2011 Forbes Magazine designation as one of “America’s Most Affordable Cities,” but many city employees are still raking in big salaries. And that the same 2014-15 budget warns those salary increases may leave it with a nearly $30 million budget gap.

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Rural Oklahoma cops buy mine-resistant military vehicles

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Government Waste, Local Government, Military, National, News, Oklahoma, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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Oklahoma police buy military vehicles, but some question the need for war weapons in rural departments

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Big money flows to top brass of pipe welders union

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Oklahoma, unions  /  No Comments

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A Tulsa, Okla.,-based plumbers and pipe welders union is clearly flush with cash as a dozen of their top officials make more than $200,000 last year, federal records show.

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Terror alert: Foreign students go off grid with expired visas

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Education, Federal Government, Immigration, Kentucky, Massachusetts, National, New Jersey, New York, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

BOSTON BOMBING: Authorities arrested three college friends of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend and classmate of Tsarnaev's at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

As America’s colleges resume classes, thousands of foreign students with expired visas are no-shows.

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Oklahoma doctor making a run around Obamacare

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Health Care, National, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

 
 
By Shalva Ginsparg | Watchdog.org
About a year before the birth of Obamacare, Dr. Keith Smith, director of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, posted all the prices for his center’s surgeries online.
Today, he’s in expansion mode, looking to build two more operating rooms. His fastest-growing group of patients? Obamacare enrollees.
Though armed with Obamacare health insurance plans, [...]

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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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