By Associated Press | 02/25/14 09:02 AM
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature is looking at two bills that would curtail access to public records. Both measures have advanced through the legislative process without opposition at any stage. Lawmakers say they're protecting people's privacy, but government transparency advocates...
02/23/14 07:26 AM
City government in a tiny town of 500 people between Jacksonville and Gainesville has gone off the rails in recent years, and now the Florida state legislature aims to dissolve it entirely. That's the word on Hampton, Fla., according to a Sunday story in the Orlando Sentinel. The town's fire...
By Lejla Sarcevic | 02/19/14 12:27 PM
A backlog of thousands of expired NASA contracts that have taken years to close out could be costing the space agency as much at $61 million, according to an audit from the agency's inspector general.
02/18/14 09:27 AM
NBC News writes that California's Department of Social Services acknowledged last week that the state is not able to adequately monitor centers caring for children and elderly.
02/18/14 09:22 AM
Some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in Richmond public housing, where vermin and crime are known problems. But residents say their pleas for help are going ignored, the Center for Investigative Reporting writes.
02/18/14 09:19 AM
An analysis of federal records by NBC News has found that wealthy beach dwellers stand to be bailed out by taxpayers the next time a destructive hurricane, tsunami or tropical storm hits, thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's altered flood maps.
By Logan Porter | 02/10/14 02:29 PM
A Haitian citizen living in Connecticut has been sentenced to two and a half years for his participation in a grand mortgage scheme defrauding private lenders and the federal government of more than $4 million, according to federal officials.
02/05/14 08:28 AM
Army official described the details of what they called a long-running scheme among National Guard recruiters that could cost taxpayers close to $100 million.
By Mark Flatten | 02/03/14 03:57 PM
That figure includes 558 workers who spent more than 1,500 hours annually on official time, which means they did little, if any, work for their agencies, and 150 who spent at least 1,000 hours annually on union release.
02/03/14 10:43 AM
The two men, training last February in Maryland, were tied to a unit beset by poor leadership, low morale and major equipment failure.
02/03/14 10:42 AM
Wisconsin officials have nearly quadrupled the number of offenders released from state custody after they were committed as sexually violent persons.
02/03/14 10:41 AM
A look at the sordid history of the co-founder of Freedom Industries, the company at the center of the Jan. 9 chemical spill that cut off tap water for 300,000 West Virginians.
02/03/14 10:39 AM
Willie Huerta, a suspended Milwaukee police detective, says stress of being investigated, arrested and strip-searched has left him unfit to serve.
02/03/14 10:39 AM
Federal ethics rules are intended to limit lobbying by former senior officials within one year after they leave the government. But New York Times analysis found that even after the ethics rules were revised in 2007 following a lobbying scandal, more than 1,650 congressional aides have registered...
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