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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...
Opinion: Transparency: Not Republican, not Democrat

...representative form of government is all about, should not only champion openness in government, but should be the most effective watchdogs, looking out for the public trust.Sadly, those kinds of elected officials are hard to find. We encourage those officials...
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...
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...
Empire Editorial: Keep the light on local government - vote 'No' on HB275's a public awareness one. Newspapers' roles are to keep communities informed of what's happening around them. We're watchdogs because government can't, and shouldn't, be trusted to monitor itself. HB275 will enable local government to do just...
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 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...
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...
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...


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