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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...
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...
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...
Sockeye marketers look to pink campaign

...state capitol. Called Juneau Resources Weekly, it aims to fill the void left by the death last year of legislative uber-watchdog, Bob Tkacz, said JRW founder Dave Theriault. Theriault, who has a law degree, has served for two years as a legislative...
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 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...
Watchdog group questions school 'safe rooms' use 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...
More Alaska pork hauled over coals

...ANCHORAGE - A transportation bill President Bush recently signed into law has drawn more criticism from federal spending watchdogs because it includes $3 million for a documentary about engineering feats in Alaska. Great Projects Film Company...


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