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  • Pentagon gives California police grenade launchers, snowshoes

    Southern California is mired in more than three years of drought, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is prepared for snowy conditions after it received 1,600 parkas for camouflage, 500 snowshoes and 132 snow trousers in March from the...
  • States train officials in public records access

    WASHINGTON When Washington state Rep. Gerry Pollet took office in December 2011, one of the first things he said he did was start preparing a bill that would require open government training for public officials. As a citizen activist and public interest...
  • FBI releases little information in fatal shooting of murder suspect

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. One week after a murder suspect died in a standoff with the FBI, the agency has said almost nothing about it despite growing demands for more transparency in police shootings. Major Washington, 33, died in a Hanley Hills, Mo.,...
  • Medline wins incentives to expand in Lake County

    Medline wins incentives to expand in Lake County
    Medline Industries stands to receive millions of dollars in tax incentives from Illinois and the village of Mundelein to expand its presence in Lake County. Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Tuesday that the state will give the Mundelein-based private...
  • FOIA follies

    FOIA follies
    FOIA, (Freedom of Information Act) is under attack in the Illinois state capitol in Springfield. Read the editorial to learn of the hijinks that threaten your right to know: Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act DECEMBER 2,...
  • Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act

    Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act
    Your lame duck legislature is fiddling with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act again. No good can come of that. Before they leave town this week, lawmakers with nothing to lose could be asked to vote on two bills, both of them designed to water...
  • Hillary Clinton's political ego starting to be damaging

    Hillary Clinton's political ego starting to be damaging
    As Hillary Clinton ponders whether once again to seek the presidency, she might consider what if any damage her imperious demands during lucrative public appearances have done to her image as a member of a party that considers itself synonymous with...
  • Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois

    Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois
    Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law. The...
  • Charter School Group's Role As Landlord Under Scrutiny

    Charter School Group's Role As Landlord Under Scrutiny
    HARTFORD — When new leaders took control of the beleaguered Jumoke Academy this summer, one of their first reforms was getting former CEO Michael Sharpe to vacate an apartment that he rented at a discount from the charter school group. But Sharpe...
  • EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits
    After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
  • Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find

    Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find
    When it comes to keeping an eye on ethics, Virginia legislators know who to rely on: themselves. They say they eke out a living in public service with a near-poverty-level salary — but they get tens of thousands of dollars in allowances they don't...