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Freedom of Information Act

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  • 1st batch of Clinton emails to be released around 12:30 p.m.

    The State Department will release the first batch of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state around 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday. Spokeswoman Marie Harf says publication includes 296 emails given to a House committee investigating...
  • Establishing drone guidelines an important privacy measure

    The Federal Aviation Administration is in the midst of a public rule making for drones. This is an important process that will help ensure that drones are safely deployed in civilian airspace in the United States. Among the regulations that the FAA is...
  • Subcontractor on Gloucester school project ordered to pay back wages

    Subcontractor on Gloucester school project ordered to pay back wages
    An electrical subcontractor has been ordered to pay more than $87,000 to several of its employees who were underpaid for their work on the new Page Middle School in Gloucester. The U.S. Department of Labor ordered E&P Electrical Contracting Company of...
  • State senator: Bills probably coming on Daily Press' database fight against Virginia Supreme Court

    State senator: Bills probably coming on Daily Press' database fight against Virginia Supreme Court
    RICHMOND – State Sen. Richard Stuart, who chairs Virginia's Freedom of Information Advisory Council, said Wednesday he expects legislation will crop up soon in response to the Daily Press' ongoing battle to wrest a criminal records database from a...
  • 3 fired Dan Rutherford employees threaten suit over back pay

    3 fired Dan Rutherford employees threaten suit over back pay
    Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs...
  • Zion settled to avoid sordid, public divorce from Lake County Fielders

    Zion settled to avoid sordid, public divorce from Lake County Fielders
    In a turgid 3,752-word divorce decree, the city of Zion and the owners of a sort-of professional baseball team that had not played a game in four years announced the irreconcilable dissolution of their marriage last week. We stayed together for the...
  • Va. council rejects Freedom of Information Act penalty

    A state council has rejected a proposal to add a criminal penalty to Virginia's Freedom of Information Act. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1EZE4Gj ) reports that the state's FOIA Council dismissed the proposal on Wednesday. The Virginia House of...
  • Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path

    Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path
    HARTFORD — The Senate voted narrowly late Wednesday to start the process of authorizing a third casino in Connecticut, although proceeding on a cautious path that would buy the state more time to sort out complicated legal issues. The Senate...
  • BP oil spill linked to Gulf dolphin die-off, study says

    Scientists looking into the longest-running dolphin die-off on record in the Gulf of Mexico say that oil from the BP drilling disaster likely played a "significant" role in killing many of them. In a study published Wednesday, a team of researchers...
  • FOIA Council: No on making open records violations a misdemeanor

    FOIA Council: No on making open records violations a misdemeanor
    Virginia won't be adding criminal penalties to its Freedom of Information Act any time soon. The state's FOIA Council shot that proposal down Wednesday afternoon without even needing to send it to a subcommittee for study. House Bill 2223, from Del....
  • Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails

    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, as her decision to spurn administration rules and use a private email address continued to dog her...