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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Reader feedback Oct. 20: Hampton inspections reveal rental problems, Play a Round to be relocated, remains found in Graham search

    Hampton inspections unveil problems with rental property Nine hundred inspections of rental properties in Hampton have revealed major problems. Data provided by the city in response to a Freedom of Information Act request shows that inspectors have found...
  • At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen

    At least 113 staffers at U.S. Fed earn more than Yellen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top...
  • York supervisors to review FOIA fees

    York County's Board of Supervisors is considering changing how it applies the state's Freedom of Information Act, including increasing fees for copies of the county's zoning ordinance and Yorktown design guidelines. FOIA gives residents access to public...
  • CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch

     CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch
    Even before his first day on the job in spring 2011, CTA President Forrest Claypool said his top priority was to clean up the transit agency, in large part by sweeping out rule-breakers and employees who failed to regularly show up for work. He hasn't...
  • McAuliffe chides aide over Puckett phone message

    RICHMOND – News that Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff dangled a state job in front of former state Sen. Phil Puckett in a desperate effort to keep him in the Senate opened a new window this week into the behind-the-scenes machinations that...
  • Report reveals strong focus on smallest details in Wrigley Field renovation

    Report reveals strong focus on smallest details in Wrigley Field renovation
    At the northwest corner of Wrigley Field, adjoining the outer wall of the lower grandstand, sits a one-story building. Its beige brick masonry walls and concrete base are easy to overlook. Yet the Chicago Cubs are going to great lengths to preserve...
  • Mundelein works hard for Sunshine Award

    Mundelein works hard for Sunshine Award
    Mundelein spent three years stocking its website with village salaries, minutes of meetings and other documents and now has won the coveted Sunshine Award for government transparency from the Illinois Policy Institute. "Mundelein is in the top 1 percent...
  • Ice arena operator who donated $165K to Bolingbrook mayor gets break on rent

    Ice arena operator who donated $165K to Bolingbrook mayor gets break on rent
    At a Bolingbrook Village Board meeting in May, longtime Mayor Roger Claar lamented the high cost of hockey, not only for those who play it but for those who run ice arenas. The Village Board, a group that has supported Claar virtually without dissent...
  • Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it

    Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it
    A compilation of court records from Virginia's court system that, among other things, shows patterns in plea deals and sentencing and delays between criminal incidents, arrests and prosecution is now being held secret by the office that administers the...
  • Clinton Library documents illustrate testy relationship with press

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House staff under former President Bill Clinton explored ways to manage public relations and fend off the national press as a series of scandals brewed in the 1990s, a new batch of previously withheld documents showed on...
  • Does the 'N' in NSA stand for nonsense?

    OK, try to wrap your head around this. Earlier this year the Federation of American Scientists filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the National Security Agency seeking a copy of a report it sent to Congress detailing authorized disclosures...