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Watchdogs barking against Douglas Crossing

There is a savvy new bunch of canines in town. An ideologically diverse pack of fiscal watchdogs have met, named themselves and united in one voice to proclaim the critical importance of protecting, among other important things...
Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...a senior Hamas official, in an interview.With the unity deal faltering, Hamas and Fatah are silencing dissent, though watchdogs disagree whether rights violations - a problem in both the West Bank and Gaza since the 2007 split - have increased or remain...
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Report: 1,580 IRS workers evaded taxes

...evaded taxes over a 10-year period, including some who were responsible for enforcing the nation's tax laws, a government watchdog said Wednesday.It's a small percentage of the tax agency's employees - about 160 workers a year out of a workforce of...
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BRH moves closer to preparing for FY13

Bartlett Regional Hospital's fiscal watchdogs are still studying factors that led to the hospital's revenues plummeting this year below anticipated levels, while preparing...
Media silent when Obama administration targets sources

...Obama addressed the American Society of News Editors convention last month, the real news was what didn't happen. The watchdogs didn't bark. No discouraging word from the gathering of 1,000 of the country's top news people, facing a president...
Legislature discusses ethics bills

A bill looking to give state watchdogs more time to investigate complaints against elected officials has come down to one burning issue: how much time. The debate started...
Watchdog: Indian schools appear to violate rules

...impartiality in awarding a contract to evaluate schools attended by tens of thousands of Native American students, a federal watchdog says.The report comes as President Barack Obama makes high-profile promises to fix the schools, which are among the nation's...
Safe? Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars that its own developers acknowledge remains imperfect.John Simpson, privacy project director of the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog, notes that Google's ultimate goal is a car without a steering wheel or pedals. This could prevent a person from taking...
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Empire Editorial: The meager cost of an informed public

...proportion to the cause.Posting on a website that few people frequent is not the equivalent of notifying the public. Consumer watchdogs would never allow an insurance or cell phone company to post a change to an individual policy or plan on their website instead...
Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 12, 2015

...Dispatch, Coyne has been a strong independent voice covering politics in Alaska. We hate to see her go. There are too few watchdogs when it comes to politics in Alaska, and she was a good one.Thumbs up to a good lunch. Last year, the Juneau School District...


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