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US official: Congress shouldn't control tribal recognition

...the Interior process also has been tainted by politics, according to past investigations by the agency's Office of Inspector General. That includes a 2002 investigation that found a senior Interior official issued recognition decisions contrary...
Bartlett Hospital board finalizes $1.4 million Medicare, Medicaid payback settlement

...Juneau City Manager Kim Kiefer will have the final sign-off on the settlement. The settlement is with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The board approved of the settlement without objection...
Former postal worker indicted on perjury charge

...Geoff Owen was indicted on perjury and misapplication of property charges after the U.S. Postal Services Office of Inspector General found 87 pieces of first class mail and one piece of certified mail in a trash receptacle at the North Pole...
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Offshore drilling agency lifts suspension of Alaska scientist who wrote polar bear paper

...Friday in an email.The Interior Department's Office of Inspector General recounted in an Aug. 15 letter to Monnett that...walked back," Ruch said.In interviews with Office of Inspector General special agents early this year, Monnett was...
Veterans complain about VA office in Anchorage

...heavily criticized in a December report by the VA Office of Inspector General. It said the Anchorage office had a 29 percent...covered by the inspection. Belinda Finn of the Office of Inspector General told senators that the Anchorage office suffered...
Polar bear scientist probe started with complaint

...Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, that the Office of Inspector General in March 2010 received "credible the employee who made the allegations.The Office of Inspector General subsequently launched an investigation of Dr...
Stopping sexual abuse of youths in detention

...adults and juveniles that was taking place in America's prisons. In September, the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General revealed that sexual abuse was also much too common in federal facilities, with allegations of sexual abuse...
Federal officials delay 'challenging' decision on polar bear listing

...secretary within the Interior Department, Julie MacDonald. An investigation by the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General found that MacDonald may have had a potential conflict of interest when she oversaw endangered species decisions...
Investigation launched into Alaska weight scale fraud

...couldn't comment further because the fraud allegations were under formal investigation. Keith said the federal Office of Inspector General and Alaska State Troopers are investigating. The Alaska Department of Transportation is cooperating but is...
Outside editorial: Unlikely heroes emerge from torture scandal

...forces in Cuba, Afghanistan and Iraq. An extensive report released last week by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General is the first official document to lay out in exhaustive detail the extent of the fissures created within the...


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