Pictures we found on the Internet prove Idaho’s bridges are crumbling, will kill everyone
Pictures we found on the Internet prove Idaho’s bridges are crumbling, will kill everyone
Dustin Hurst | July 07, 2015|   0
Newsrooms struggle under tight budgets these days and sometimes have to find different ways to provide content to readers and followers. We get it. Times are tough and the news business reshapes itself daily.
Federal judge refuses to stop Alaska mine developer’s lawsuit against EPA
Federal judge refuses to stop Alaska mine developer’s lawsuit against EPA
M.D. Kittle | June 08, 2015|   11
In what is being hailed as a “significant victory” for due process, a federal judge last week ruled that a lawsuit by mine developer Pebble Limited Partnership against the Environmental Protection Agency may proceed.
Former defense secretary to investigate EPA evaluation of Alaska mine proposal
Former defense secretary to investigate EPA evaluation of Alaska mine proposal
M.D. Kittle | March 25, 2015|   0
A former defense secretary in the Clinton administration plans to investigate the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial evaluation of a potential mining project in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska – an evaluation, critics say, was heavy-handed and employed bad science.
Oregon’s first lady admits to past ‘green-card marriage’ with 18-year-old
Oregon’s first lady admits to past ‘green-card marriage’ with 18-year-old
joshkaib | October 10, 2014|   0
By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com Talk about an October surprise! The first lady of Oregon — though she’s technically not married to the governor yet —tearfully admitted Thursday that she once married an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant in exchange for around $5,000 so he could get a green-card. Cylvia Hayes was forced to come clean after the the Willamette Week, an alternative newspaper, began [...]
WA: ‘International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature’ behind pocket gopher hoax
WA: ‘International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature’ behind pocket gopher hoax
joshkaib | October 03, 2014|   1
By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com This is Part 4 of a series about a new ESA micro-listing, and its impact on a rural community.  Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Larry Weaver wants his gopher blood back. That smidgen of gopher blood means the world to both Weaver and many in his Rochester community in southwest [...]
Seattle City Council passes dollar compost fine
Seattle City Council passes dollar compost fine
Contributor | September 25, 2014|   0
By Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com You may want to think twice before dumping your food in the trash if you’re in Seattle. A new Seattle ordinance passed on earlier this week says citizens could be fined a dollar for having too much table scraps in the trash that could have gone into a compost bin, according to the Seattle Times. Collectors [...]
Gopher wins ESA listing based on genitalia size
Gopher wins ESA listing based on genitalia size
Contributor | August 11, 2014|   0
  By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com Does size really matter? According to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, it sure does. The odd claims of state and federal officials have been enough to earn a small group of this incredibly prolific and destructive rodent an Endangered Species Act listing, based on a 36-year-old loophole in the [...]
Ecology official who sees citizens as prey can keep his job
Ecology official who sees citizens as prey can keep his job
Contributor | July 30, 2014|   78
  By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com Washington Department of Ecology’s Ben Penhale, who compares citizens to a hunter’s prey, can keep his job, benefits and authority, the department says. The brouhaha started on Dec. 7, 2012, when Penhale was asked to clarify regulatory jurisdiction to San Juan County Planner Colin Maycock. Instead, he wrote a bizarre, rambling email where [...]
Costco reverses course on ‘America’
Costco reverses course on ‘America’
Contributor | July 09, 2014|   317
  By Melissa Genson | WatchdogWire.com After just48 hours, Costco Wholesale reversed their order to pull Dinesh D’Souza’s book “America: Imagine a World Without Her” from stores. Costco’s corporate headquarters had sent an email to stores on Monday to pull D’Souza’s book. The email stated that D’Souza’s book was being pulled because of poor sales. “America” is the No. 1 [...]
Walmart in this tiny town just beat Seattle’s new minimum wage
Walmart in this tiny town just beat Seattle’s new minimum wage
Dustin Hurst | June 10, 2014|   615
By Dustin Hurst | Northwest Watchdog A tiny town in the midst of North Dakota’s oil boom raised local wages without forcing the issue through city ordinances or state laws — looking at you, Seattle. In fact, the evidence of the salary spike comes from the much-demonized Walmart, a corporation under fire from leftists who believe the company doesn’t pay enough. Take [...]