Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The government is watching money stampede away, with little idea what to do about it.
The federal government strategy for protecting a pair of endangered fish species includes training them to "recognize and avoid predators" — a nearly half-million-dollar project funded with taxpayer money.
For years, residents of Cedar City, Utah, have been waging a losing battle against an infestation of prairie dogs, mainly because the critters have better attorneys.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano needs to explain how she's going to remove the drug scouts from Arizona's mountaintops. It's a serious question for those of us who live in Arizona. Our senators can ask her on Friday when she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about the immigration reform proposal.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sally Jewell to head the Interior Department.
President Obama's pick to head the Energy Department offered something for everyone during Senate confirmation hearings.
The government is duplicating some efforts to boost wind energy and sometimes fails to assess whether billions of dollars in grants and loans are really needed, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday.
A native-American tribe struggling to keep its Foxwoods Resort Casino in the red is now turning to the U.S. government for a helping hand.
Sally Jewell is one step closer to becoming the nation's next secretary of the interior.
The Bureau of Land Management oversees geothermal energy development on public lands with a patchwork of regulations and no standardized inspection and enforcement program, the Interior Department's internal watchdog said Monday.
President Obama's pick to lead the Interior Department had kind words for coal Thursday but dodged the politically sticky issue of whether she backs a carbon tax — a measure that critics fear would drive the domestic coal industry into the ground.
President Obama signed into law an expanded Violence Against Women Act that gives gays more access to anti-domestic violence resources and grants more authority to American Indian courts.
Thin barrier islands five miles off the tip of the Alaska Peninsula shelter Izembek Lagoon from the Bering Sea, but it's what's beneath the surface that makes the lagoon special and part of a brewing, cross-continent fight.
Uncle Sam's an uninvited guest at every child's birthday party. The floating balloons that decorate such festivities are filled with helium, a gas that's coming up scarce thanks to a market-distorting federal government boondoggle that has mostly gone unnoticed.
The Obama administration is putting attention-getting Pentagon projects on the chopping block in a bid to pressure Congress into making a deal that avoids $46 billion in military budget cuts March 1, analysts and congressional officials say.