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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Oil, gas pipeline information could become secret under bill

    A bill introduced in the Michigan legislature seeks to keep information secret about oil and gas pipelines, high-powered electrical lines and other key energy infrastructure. The bill from Republican state Rep. Kurt Heise of Plymouth would exempt from...
  • Report: Reinstated Illinois prison official getting back pay

    A former Chicago street gang member who was dismissed from a high-paying Illinois Department of Corrections job, but later reinstated, was awarded back pay. Xadrian McCraven returned to his $111,432-a-year job as a senior policy adviser on Dec. 22...
  • Foes Of Election Spending Are Foes Of Free Speech

    Foes Of Election Spending Are Foes Of Free Speech
    Prepare for the Constitution to take beating in this presidential campaign. The First Amendment many never be the same. Your right to free speech makes politicians nervous as technology allows more outlets for opinion. That's not all. Government has...
  • DC police chief: body camera videos can't be redacted easily

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the technology doesn't exist to efficiently redact videos from police body cameras for release to the public. Lanier and Mayor Muriel Bowser want to outfit every District of Columbia police officer with body cameras by...
  • FBI admits providing air support to Baltimore Police during Freddie Gray unrest

    FBI admits providing air support to Baltimore Police during Freddie Gray unrest
    In the wake of last week’s riots, federal authorities provided aircraft for surveillance flights over Baltimore, keeping a quiet aerial eye on the lookout for new outbreaks of violence, an FBI spokeswoman said Wednesday. “The aircraft were...
  • State official: Clinton email practices 'not acceptable'

    A high-ranking State Department official said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did. Joyce Barr, the agency's chief freedom...
  • ACLU asks feds about air surveillance of Baltimore protests

    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking federal agencies about the use of airplanes to monitor protests in Baltimore over the last week. The ACLU filed Freedom of Information Act requests Wednesday with the FBI and other agencies seeking details...
  • Why Did Malloy Send Labor Chief Linda Yelmini Packing?

    Why Did Malloy Send Labor Chief Linda Yelmini Packing?
    Linda Yelmini is raising a justifiable ruckus over her November firing as the state's labor relations chief. She calls the reason for her termination a sham and has filed a grievance seeking financial relief and her job back. Who can blame her? Ms....
  • Two months later, Gary names axed principals

    Two months later, Gary names axed principals
    Nearly two months after it fired six principals, the Gary Community School Corp. has finally released their names. Four are principals and two are an assistant principals. All of them work at academically struggling schools. The principals are Sheila...
  • Manleys release their version of encounter outside Hinsdale South

    Manleys release their version of encounter outside Hinsdale South
    Hinsdale High School District 86 Board member Claudia Manley and her husband released a statement Tuesday giving her side of an encounter March 12 outside Hinsdale South High School. The Manleys said they decided to release the statement in lieu of...
  • Let's demand accountability from our courts

    Let's demand accountability from our courts
    An ongoing disagreement between the Daily Press and the state Supreme Court effectively illustrates both the value and limitations of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act. The state Freedom of Information Advisory Council, which mediates disputes...