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Report: Omaha Police discourage citizen complaints

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog Want to file an on-line complaint accusing an Omaha police officer of bad things? Well the good news is you can do it in English or Spanish. The bad news, according to a new report from the Nebraska ACLU, is you’re going to be intimidated—in effect pushed not to complain.

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Report: Omaha Police discourage citizen complaints

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog Want to file an on-line complaint accusing an Omaha police officer of bad things? Well the good news is you can do it in English or Spanish. The bad news, according to a new report from the Nebraska ACLU, is you’re going to be intimidated—in effect pushed not to complain.

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New Mexico moves up to No. 5 in U.S. oil reserves

UP TO NO. 5: An annual study shows New Mexico increased its oil reserves 11.4 percent in the space of one year. Photo by Rob Nikolewski. By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog Move over, Oklahoma. New Mexico has regained its position as the fifth-richest oil state in the country. In an annual report of

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New Mexico moves up to No. 5 in U.S. oil reserves

UP TO NO. 5: An annual study shows New Mexico increased its oil reserves 11.4 percent in the space of one year. Photo by Rob Nikolewski. By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog Move over, Oklahoma. New Mexico has regained its position as the fifth-richest oil state in the country. In an annual report of

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Hickenlooper’s veto may benefit unexpected fundraisers

GREAT UNEXPECTATIONS: Hickenlooper vetoes a finance-reform bill opposed by his unexpected supporters. By Jackie Moreau | WatchdogWire.com Colorado’s most recent legislative session was one of “unexpectations.” Gov. Hickenlooper unexpectedly vetoed a finance-reform bill that kept unexpected fundraisers satisfied, Watchdog Wire’s Joshua Sharf reports. House Bill14-1375, which passed with bipartisan support, targeted Tax Increment Financing and

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Hickenlooper’s veto may benefit unexpected fundraisers

GREAT UNEXPECTATIONS: Hickenlooper vetoes a finance-reform bill opposed by his unexpected supporters. By Jackie Moreau | WatchdogWire.com Colorado’s most recent legislative session was one of “unexpectations.” Gov. Hickenlooper unexpectedly vetoed a finance-reform bill that kept unexpected fundraisers satisfied, Watchdog Wire’s Joshua Sharf reports. House Bill14-1375, which passed with bipartisan support, targeted Tax Increment Financing and

The state is not a surrogate for the family

BY SCOTT REEDER | Special to Watchdog.org SPRINGFIELD – My daughter tugged on my hand and said, “Come on Dad let’s see the Butter Cow.” So we walked over to the Dairy Building at the Illinois State Fair and gawked at 500 pounds of butter sculpted into the shape of a life-size cow. The bovine

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Economic development director fired for alleged double-dipping on travel expenses

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau DOUBLE DIPPING: Long-time City of Walhalla Economic Development director Kathy Stremick was terminated on August 4 after evidence was presented indicating she had allegedly double-dipped on travel reimbursements. WALHALLA, N.D. — After intervention from the Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office, city leaders in Walhalla are talking about

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Economic development director fired for alleged double-dipping on travel expenses

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau DOUBLE DIPPING: Long-time City of Walhalla Economic Development director Kathy Stremick was terminated on August 4 after evidence was presented indicating she had allegedly double-dipped on travel reimbursements. WALHALLA, N.D. — After intervention from the Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office, city leaders in Walhalla are talking about

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