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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 01, 2012 Utah Hunters Criticize Market Approach to Licenses and Conservation
QUOTE: It especially bothers him — and other hunters — that those with means can buy public licenses through private outlets, paying thousands of dollars to move to the head of the line. More than any state in the West, Utah has expanded hunting opportunities for the well-to-do and has begun to diminish them for those seeking permits directly from the state.
New York Times Sep 04, 2009 W.T.O. Says Aid to Airbus for A380 Was Illegal
QUOTE: A preliminary report by the World Trade Organization has found that Airbus received illegal subsidies for the $13 billion A380 superjumbo jet and several other airplanes, hurting Boeing in the battle for sales...
New York Times Aug 25, 2009 Hawaii to Remove Inmates Over Abuse Charges
QUOTE: Hawaii prison officials said Tuesday that all of the state’s 168 female inmates at a privately run Kentucky prison will be removed by the end of September because of charges of sexual abuse by guards.
New York Times Aug 14, 2009 Major Carriers Shun Broadband Stimulus: Funds Would Come With Tighter Rules
QUOTE: The Obama administration made a national priority of spreading high-speed Internet access to every American home and offered stimulus money to help companies pay for it, but the biggest network operators are staying away from the program.
Washington Post Jul 23, 2009 Programs' Religious Ties Raise Concerns
QUOTE: The U.S. Agency for International Development funded programs that rebuilt Iraqi mosques and used biblical lessons to promote sexual abstinence in Africa, despite a prohibition on the use of taxpayer funds to support "inherently religious activities,"...
Washington Post Jul 16, 2009 European Subsidies Stray From the Farm
QUOTE: it [computer analysis] also showed that hundreds of millions of euros [for farm subsidies] are being paid to individuals and companies with little or no connection to traditional farming.
New York Times Jul 13, 2009 China Broadens Investigation of Steel Industry
QUOTE: The Chinese authorities have detained or questioned at least seven Chinese steel industry executives in a broadening corruption investigation...
New York Times Jul 12, 2009 W. Va. soldiers sue firm for chemical exposure in Iraq: Seven soldiers from a W.Va. unit are suing a U.S. contractor for chemical exposure in Iraq
QUOTE: lawsuit alleges that KBR managers knew about the site contamination [in Iraq] and the threat it posed, and "disregarded and downplayed the extreme danger" to West Virginia National Guardsmen.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jul 07, 2009 Obama's Cyber Plan Raises Privacy Hackles
QUOTE: privacy advocates monitoring the [federal cybersecurity] initiative are already raising concerns about what they know and what they don't: the details that have trickled out--including the involvement of the National Security Agency--and the veil of classified information that still covers much of the multibillion-dollar project.
Forbes Jul 06, 2009 Report Faults Performance Bonuses for Contractors: Some Agencies 'Unaware' of Policy
QUOTE: Federal agencies have awarded billions in bonuses to contractors regardless of whether the work was deemed satisfactory...
Washington Post Jun 23, 2009 Increase in Native corporation contracts brings Senate scrutiny: CONTRACTS: Analysis reveals only a fifth were done in Alaska.
QUOTE: From 2000 to 2008, only one-fifth of all contracts awarded to Alaska Native corporations were performed in Alaska... last year Alaska Native corporations received 19 percent of all federal contracts awarded to small businesses.
Anchorage Daily News Jun 23, 2009 Clear Promises to Delete Sensitive Flier Data, but No Refunds (Epicenter: Mind our Tech Business)
QUOTE: Clear, the most popular Registered Traveler company, shut down its airport lanes Monday night with just a few hours notice, stranding some 250,000 subscribers to its jump-to-the-front-of-the-airport security-line program and leaving them wondering Tuesday about refunds and the fate of the sensitive data they’d given the company.
Wired Jun 10, 2009 Lobbyists unlimited in honoring lawmakers
QUOTE: Despite a ban on gifts to lawmakers and limits on campaign contributions, lobbyists and groups that employ them can spend unlimited money to honor members of Congress or donate to non-profits connected to them or their relatives.
USA TODAY Oct 11, 2007 Planned Bridge Poses Question: Public or Private
QUOTE: Supporters of a publicly owned span here say it is the only wise plan, the only one that offers needed public oversight and regulation. They have deep concerns, they say, about allowing a single man to continue his decades-long reign over such a vital connector of nations.
New York Times Jul 13, 2007 How to Sell the Airwaves? FCC Must Choose Between Competing Network Visions
QUOTE: The airwaves that carry billions of calls, text messages and e-mails have become one of the hottest corporate properties .... Soon, one of the last available sections of airwaves -- and one of the most attractive -- will be sold, and the issue of how to manage that sale has become the focus of debate.
Washington Post Apr 28, 2004 Justices Hear Arguments in Energy Task Force Case
QUOTE: ...Olson said the vice president, "acting as the subordinate and surrogate for the president here," should not have to pay the price of submitting to discovery "in order to challenge the constitutionality of a process that's invasive to fundamental presidential prerogatives and responsibilities."
New York Times Aug 22, 2002 Bush, Citing Fires, Will Seek to Ease Laws on Logging
QUOTE: President Bush will ask Congress to relax environmental laws so the timber industry can step up logging across millions of acres of national forest land...
New York Times Jul 21, 2001 States Steer Religious Charities Toward Aid
QUOTE: ...local officials [in many states] are making unprecedented efforts to encourage religious charities to apply for government money.
New York Times Jul 19, 2001 Faith Initiative Hits Snag in House: Gop Moderates' Bias Concerns Postpone Vote
QUOTE: ...fierce opposition from Democrats and Republicans concerned about discrimination in federally funded charitable efforts.
Washington Post May 30, 2001 Mortgage Subsidies At Issue: Fannie, Freddie Face Criticism Over Funds
QUOTE: ...Fannie Mae and Freddie....pass about 66 percent of the subsidy on to home buyers in the form of lower mortgage prices but retain about a third of the subsidy for shareholders and employees.
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