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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Repeal The Crime Secrecy Law

    Repeal The Crime Secrecy Law
    At the end of the last session of the General Assembly, lawmakers working in secret passed a bill needlessly limiting public access to crime scene media information — apparently because of a false rumor that a noted filmmaker was going to publish...
  • 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...
  • Maryland assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill takes leave of absence after DUI charge

    Maryland assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill takes leave of absence after DUI charge
    Maryland men’s basketball assistant Dalonte Hill is taking an immediate leave of absence after his second drunken-driving charge in a little more than 21 months and his third in the past five years, it was announced Tuesday. Hill, 34, was stopped...
  • '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...
  • NSA admits wrongly adding 16,000 phone numbers to 'alert list'

    NSA admits wrongly adding 16,000 phone numbers to 'alert list'
    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency admitted in documents released Tuesday that it had wrongly put 16,000 phone numbers on an "alert list" so their incoming calls could be monitored, a mistake that a judge on the secret surveillance court...
  • CTA's Ventra-related job cuts expected to save $13 million a year

    CTA's Ventra-related job cuts expected to save $13 million a year
    As many as 70 nonunion CTA employees could lose their jobs in two months under a reorganization prompted largely by the new Ventra fare system, officials said Wednesday. The cutbacks were announced as the CTA wrestles with ways to close a $10.1...
  • Release CIA Secret History Of Bay Of Pigs

    At 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1959, an hour when there never were commercial flights from Havana, David Atlee Phillips was lounging in a lawn chair there, sipping champagne after a New Year's Eve party, when a commercial aircraft flew low over his house. He...
  • Eric Schlosser's 'Command and Control' probes the safety of nukes

    Eric Schlosser's 'Command and Control' probes the safety of nukes
    To know where you are, it helps to know where you've been, right? So early in his deeply reported, deeply frightening story of America's massive nuclear arsenal, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety,"...
  • No, we don't have a right to pry into the private lives of celebrities

    What do we, the public, have the right to know about celebrities? This past week, Prince Fielder, the Tigers' superstar, was defended by a teammate, Torii Hunter, during a radio interview. Hunter suggested that Fielder, who has struggled at the plate,...
  • Tighten Rules, End Sweetheart State Hiring

    Courant readers have been paying close attention to my colleague Jon Lender's stories on state government officials hiring relatives for summer jobs in their departments. It's a dispiriting enough tale to have caught the attention of Gov. Dannel P....