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Watchdog reviews EPA handling of Alaska mine study

JUNEAU - A watchdog plans to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's handling of a report on the potential effects of large-scale...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/watchdog-reviews-epa-handling-alaska-mi
State
Watchdog group questions school 'safe rooms' use

...at a school for students with behavioral disorders are being secluded in "safe rooms" far too often, according to a state watchdog group that investigated the practice.The Disability Law Center made public a September report that concluded student seclusion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-08/watchdog-group-questions-school-safe-ro
State
Watchdog: Investigators focused on scientific merit of suspended scientist's polar bear paper

...a 2006 article in which he and a colleague recorded their observations of apparently drowned polar bears in the Arctic, a watchdog group said Tuesday. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said Monnett was interviewed by the inspector general's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-09/watchdog-investigators-focused-scientif
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Watchdog questions airport projects

...meet the grant criteria and approved projects at four airports with a history of mismanaging federal grants, a government watchdog said Monday. Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel said he plans to examine the Federal Aviation Administration's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081109/reg_480560750.shtml
Begich advocates the Alaskan way in Sitka

...things done," Begich said of Congress as a whole. "But we are moving some things forward."According to the political watchdog site PolitiFact, Begich and Murkowski voted together 80.8 percent of the time during the first six months of 2014. Since...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-04/begich-advocates-alaskan-way-sitka
Local
States lax on judge disclosure rules

...disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.In three states - Montana, Utah and Idaho - Supreme Court judges do not have to publicly report their personal financial...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-12-05/states-lax-judge-disclosure-rules
Alaska liquor board job posting raises eyebrows

...Critics fear the posting reflected a change in philosophy within the state Department of Commerce to move the board from a watchdog role to a booster for the industry. State Commerce Commissioner Susan Bell said that's not the case. She said the posting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-23/alaska-liquor-board-job-posting-raises-
State
High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

...without a doubt," said Gil Castelo Branco, founder of the watchdog group Open Accounts that campaigns for transparency in government...them before the country's highest court, according to the watchdog group Focus on Congress, bolstering concerns the rise in campaign...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-13/high-cost-corruption-claims-mar-brazil
Sports
Panel: Don Young violated US House ethics

...improper gifts or improper personal use of campaign funds, the committee said.Melanie Sloan, executive director of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, scoffed at the "non-penalty" issued by the committee."Just...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-22/panel-don-young-violated-us-house-ethic
State
Group sees Knik Arm project as example of waste

JUNEAU - A Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group on Wednesday gave its "Golden Fleece" award for frivolous...mean only the most important projects be constructed," the watchdog group said. "The Knik Arm Bridge fails to achieve this standard...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-27/group-sees-knik-arm-project-example-was
State

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