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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Checkered past of doctor recently charged in 4 killings fell through the cracks in Illinois

    Checkered past of doctor recently charged in 4 killings fell through the cracks in Illinois
    A doctor charged last month with murdering four people had a paper trail of professional troubles — including being kicked out of a Chicago residency program for "substandard" behavior — yet maintained a license to practice medicine in...
  • James River Bridge grid deck $200,000 more than expected

    James River Bridge grid deck $200,000 more than expected
    Fixing the James River Bridge grid deck will cost at least $200,000 more than previously thought, according to documents from the Virginia Department of Transportation obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act, bringing the total to...
  • The NHS: Dogma vs. experience

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While the Obama administration offers life support to its Affordable Care Act, in the UK a growing number of people are asking whether it's time to pull the plug on the National Health Service (NHS), which is in critical...
  • More than 200 dibs complaints in the first week of January

    More than 200 dibs complaints in the first week of January
    In the winter, Chicagoans complain about the slippery sidewalks, the snow plows not moving fast enough and freezing cold subzero temperatures. And of course, they complain about dibs. Some drivers believe that parking spot is theirs because they dug...
  • CNU reveals merger contract with Peninsula Fine Arts Center

    CNU reveals merger contract with Peninsula Fine Arts Center
    NEWPORT NEWS — The Daily Press has received the memorandum of understanding for the transfer of assets of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center to Christopher Newport University. The 18-page document outlines details about plans for the center's core...
  • Keno Looks Like A Backroom Deal

    Keno Looks Like A Backroom Deal
    Is keno addictive? Does it drain more money from the poor than others? Does it increase crime, divorce, bankruptcy? What is the experience in other states? We don't know the answers to these questions because keno was slipped into the budget bill a...
  • Mailbag: Board should care more about residents than bees

    Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly and bees gotta sting. And if you live in the Huntington Landmark Senior Citizens Community, the latter is especially true. After a yearlong battle, the residents finally got our board of directors to move the beehives...
  • William T. Vollmann, Unabomber suspect, opens his FBI file

    William T. Vollmann, Unabomber suspect, opens his FBI file
    Literary fans know William T. Vollmann as a National Book Award-winning author; the FBI knew him as Unabomber suspect S-2047. In the September issue of Harper's, Vollmann explores his FBI file in a brilliant, chilling essay about America and privacy,...
  • Iranian parliament pursuing lawsuit against CIA for 1953 coup

    A week after declassified CIA documents came to light verifying that the U.S. spy agency was behind a 1953 coup in Iran, parliamentarians in the Islamic Republic voted Tuesday to fast-track a lawsuit against Washington for interfering in Iranian...
  • Documents show big bet on Illinois power didn't pay off

    Documents show big bet on Illinois power didn't pay off
    One of the ways the Tribune acts as watchdog for the community is by holding public officials accountable for their decisions. We often do that by using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain public records that compare what officials promise to do...
  • 'Significant new evidence' cited in 1961 death of U.N.'s Hammarskjold

    'Significant new evidence' cited in 1961 death of U.N.'s Hammarskjold
    It was 1961 and the Cold War battle for influence in newly independent African states was sharply focused on the Congo. The first elected leader, Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, had been kidnapped, tortured and killed by a military junta earlier in...