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Freedom of Information Act

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  • APNewsBreak: Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes info

    The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases.
  • State police won't release dashcam video of officer shooting

    When a white police officer in South Carolina chased a black man nine miles by car, then shot him to death in his driveway last year, the shooting apparently was captured on the officer's dashboard camera — a video that state police have steadfastly...

    Jon Lender: Texts Say Fired Official 'Will Create Problems, I Fear'

    Jon Lender: Texts Say Fired Official 'Will Create Problems, I Fear'
    Two top aides to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — budget director Ben Barnes and chief of staff Mark Ojakian — exchanged anxious texts last Nov. 20 about how it went when Barnes informed Linda Yelmini, the state's longtime labor-relations chief, that...

    Let's demand accountability

    An ongoing disagreement between the Daily Press and the state Supreme Court effectively illustrates both the value and limitations of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act. The state Freedom of Information Advisory Council, which mediates disputes...

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....