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Tom Mueller: Whistleblowers say aloud what many of us think in silence

Welcome to the golden age of whistleblowers. It’s a shame we are here, but a relief that a few brave souls still walk among us.


Tom Mueller discusses uncannily timed book on whistleblowers ahead of Northwest Passages event

Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, it’s remarkable that author Tom Mueller spent nearly seven years working on his latest book – “Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, …


New Puerto Rico law targets graft, shields whistleblowers

Puerto Rico’s governor has signed a new law aimed at fighting corruption in the U.S. territory amid a deep economic crisis.


Supreme Court wrestles with whistleblower protection issue

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed reluctant to broadly apply whistleblower protections passed by Congress following the 2008 financial crisis, suggesting those particular protections only apply to people who report …


Joel Clement: How Trump threatens Alaska natives and made me a whistleblower

I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as …


Trump’s actions raise fears about access to government data

Since taking office, the Donald Trump administration has made a series of moves that have alarmed groups with a stake in public access to information – historians, librarians, journalists, climate …


Judge awards Hanford whistleblowers $216,000

A judge has awarded two whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation more than $216,000, plus legal fees, after finding that the contractor they worked for retaliated against them for raising …


Hanford contractors decline to comment on whistleblowers

WASHINGTON – Contractors handling the cleanup and redevelopment of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation wouldn’t answer questions from lawmakers on Tuesday about whether two employees were fired for raising safety concerns. …


Oregon Sen. Wyden wants Hanford whistle-blower answers

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden on Wednesday demanded to know why a Hanford Nuclear Reservation whistle-blower has lost his job. Walter Tamosaitis last week was laid off by URS Corp. after …


Hanford whistleblower says layoff was retribution

KENNEWICK – Hanford whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis was laid off last week after 44 years of employment with URS Corp., he said. Three years ago he lost his position as research …