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Freedom of Information Act

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  • State police won't release dashcam video of officer shooting

    When a white police officer in South Carolina chased a black man nine miles by car, then shot him to death in his driveway last year, the shooting apparently was captured on the officer's dashboard camera — a video that state police have steadfastly...
  • Jon Lender: Texts Say Fired Official 'Will Create Problems, I Fear'

    Jon Lender: Texts Say Fired Official 'Will Create Problems, I Fear'
    Two top aides to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — budget director Ben Barnes and chief of staff Mark Ojakian — exchanged anxious texts last Nov. 20 about how it went when Barnes informed Linda Yelmini, the state's longtime labor-relations chief, that...
  • Let's demand accountability

    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...
  • Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....
  • New oil-train safety rules will put public back in the dark

    WASHINGTON Details about rail shipments of crude oil and ethanol will be made exempt from public disclosure under new regulations announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday. The department will end its requirement, put in place a year...
  • Notes and notables: Transparency Virginia report, a threatened non-profit, new school bus app

    Notes and notables: Transparency Virginia report, a threatened non-profit, new school bus app
    Marching orders Transparency Virginia, a coalition of nonprofits that advocate for openness in government, recently outlined a number of questionable practices at the General Assembly, such as the lack of recorded votes on a great many bills and...
  • Hampton aquatics project funding is cloudy

    Hampton aquatics project funding is cloudy
    The city's proposed budget offers little insight into the future of a high-priced aquatics facility city officials are considering for Coliseum Central. The city's budget document — which runs 358 pages — makes no direct references to the...
  • Enfield Board Gives Initial Support To Change School Volunteer Fingerprinting Policy

    ENFIELD – Board of education members Tuesday showed support for changes that require only certain types of volunteers in schools to be fingerprinted for background checks. Board members voted 8-1 in favor of a first draft of regulations to...
  • FAA had questioned mental health of Germanwings pilot

    Five years ago Federal Aviation Administration officials questioned the mental fitness of the Germanwings pilot who crashed an airliner in the French Alps last month, but they awarded him a U.S. pilot license after his German doctor said he had fully...
  • Chicago Tribune sues College of DuPage and foundation for records

    Chicago Tribune sues College of DuPage and foundation for records
    The Chicago Tribune sued the College of DuPage and its fundraising foundation Wednesday to obtain records of certain payments made for school leaders as well as state and federal grand jury subpoenas related to school spending and foundation activities....
  • District 86 shows several people security tape kept from the public

    District 86 shows several people security tape kept from the public
    For more than six weeks, the encounter between a Hinsdale High School District 86 Board member and a Hinsdale South High School student has generated a lot of controversy and comments at board meetings. The district has a recording of the March 12...