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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Public-private partnership proposed for part of Tech Center in Newport News

    Public-private partnership proposed for part of Tech Center in Newport News
    The developer of the Tech Center has asked the city to enter into a formal public-private partnership as the scope of the proposed project continues to grow. A public-private partnership is a contractual arrangement outlined in state law that can give...
  • Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions

    Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions
    The state's prisons and one of the most powerful politicians in the state Senate are arguing for a bill that critics say could keep any information about executions secret. The bill also says information about the drugs and equipment used in...
  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets....
  • Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation

    Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation
    For years, attempts to require the University of Connecticut Foundation to be more open about how it raises and spends millions of dollars each year have fizzled in the legislature. But this year, new efforts to shed more light on the foundation's...
  • Our broken promise

    As home to some of the nation's most important military installations, Hampton Roads enjoys a reputation for being friendly to veterans. A great many local residents are active-duty members, served in the armed forces or are family members of those who...
  • Glenview, Chicago suburbs seek to recoup millions lost in fraud case

    Glenview, Chicago suburbs seek to recoup millions lost in fraud case
    Glenview and dozens of Chicago suburbs are attempting to recover millions lost in allegedly fraudulent investments. Glenview had more than $50 million invested with Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund, but withdrew all but $1.4 million when the...
  • US senators ask NY federal appeals court to order government to release drone killing memos

    Saying the government cites "national security" too often to shield information from scrutiny, four U.S. senators urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to divulge more about rules it follows when it makes U.S. citizens the target of anti-terror drone...
  • Congress should improve federal FOIA: Their Take

    Let sun shine in D.C. The Freedom of Information Act, first enacted in 1966, allows Americans to see how their government functions — and fails to function — by providing access to official records. In fiscal year 2013, federal agencies...
  • Open government supporters push for public records update

    Open government supporters push for public records update
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Maryland adopted its public information policy 45 years ago, email hadn't been invented yet, commercial laser printers were being refined for the market and the ink on the federal Freedom of Information Act was barely dry....
  • Upgrade to Freedom of Information Act is a good start

    Upgrade to Freedom of Information Act is a good start
    The Freedom of Information Act, first enacted in 1966, allows the public to see how their government functions — and fails to function — by providing access to official records. In fiscal year 2013, government agencies released some or all...
  • Virginia Senate says suppliers, ingredients of execution drugs should be secret

     Virginia Senate says suppliers, ingredients of execution drugs should be secret
    Virginia could keep the suppliers of the drugs used in executions secret, as well as all the components they mix to make the drug cocktail used in lethal injections under a bill the state Senate approved Tuesday. But the measure the Senate passed...