By Dustin Hurst | | Jun 04, 2014 5:00 AM | 201
By Dustin Hurst | This week, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules that will significantly cut emissions from coal power plants . Though reliance on coal has dropped with the rise of natural gas due to fracking, the black stuff is still an important energy and revenue source for many U.S. states. Let’s take a look at [...]
By Eric Boehm | | May 27, 2014 5:00 AM | 176
Red light cameras have generated millions in revenue for towns and cities across the country, but they've brought plenty of controversy, too.
By Tori Richards | | Apr 24, 2014 5:00 AM | 274
By Tori Richards | GOLDEN, Colo. — A report that top executives at a secret government lab in earned salaries of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year set off angry debate among employees, internal documents show. Lab analyst Jason Coughlin summed up the thoughts of fellow employees — who have wrestled with frozen salaries for years — at [...]
By Tori Richards | | Apr 23, 2014 5:00 AM | 327
  By Tori Richards | GOLDEN, Colo. — A secret government energy lab here went on heightened alert after one of its employees used Twitter to threaten mass murder against Watchdog reporters, according to internal memos and emails received under the Freedom of Information Act. But the added security measures utilized by the National Renewable Energy Lab weren’t [...]
By Eric Boehm | | Apr 21, 2014 9:55 AM | 64
Red light cameras are really all about the green, says Colorado state Sen. Scott Renfroe.
By Watchdog Staff | | Apr 15, 2014 1:43 PM
Higher education in America faces a slew of serious problems. Discussions in blogs and journals and at academic conventions show that professors around the country are well aware of these problems and find them deeply troubling. One problem however is never discussed, for the good reason that it is the academic world’s most inconvenient truth. Widely known but almost never acknowledged (at least publicly), the issue of academic productivity lies at the heart of almost every major issue our colleges and universities now face. Data culled from the University of Colorado-Boulder’s official websites show how very serious this problem really is.
By Contributor | | Apr 09, 2014 5:27 PM | 216
By Revealing Politics For “Equal Pay Day,” Colorado Democrats in the Legislature offered up a joint resolution to support equal pay for equal work. Republicans in the Colorado Senate supported the idea, so much so, that they offered an amendment to resolve two offices held by top elected officials should offer equal pay for equal work [...]
By Mary C. Tillotson | | Mar 20, 2014 5:00 AM | 40

The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s decision upholding a local voucher program in Douglas County.

By Tori Richards | | Feb 26, 2014 7:25 AM | 582

By Tori Richards | We all get them — telemarketing callers pushing home solar-energy systems that will save us from rising electric bills. Most of us generally hang up. But in 2012, Jeff Leeds, who lives in the Northern California town of Half Moon Bay, listened. His 3,100-square-foot home features 91 incandescent bucket lights, a 180-gallon fish [...]

By Travis Perry | | Jan 24, 2014 2:05 PM | 258

  By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — A decision pending with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could have huge ramifications for rural Kansans living in the western third of the state. In limbo is the question of whether the lesser prairie-chicken should be listed as a “threatened” species under provisions of the 1973 Endangered Species [...]