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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Firefighter Suspended Without Pay; Found Unfit For Duty 4 Times

    HARTFORD — A Hartford firefighter who had been declared unfit for duty in four suspected alcohol-related incidents has been suspended for 89 days without pay. Douglas Caldwell, 42, of Hartford, also signed an undated letter of resignation,...
  • Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge

     Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge
    Amid criticism that it was undermining an effort to change how Illinois' political maps are drawn, the Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday gave more leeway to the bipartisan group trying to get the measure on the November ballot. The Yes for...
  • Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment

    Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment
    Illinois voters would love the chance to grab the once-a-decade job of redrawing legislative boundaries from the politicians who have abused that process. Year after year, in poll after poll, support for giving that power to the people has been...
  • Atmosphere of secrecy

    Virginia allows public bodies to enter closed session but the commonwealth's Freedom of Information Act clearly asserts, "The affairs of government are not intended to be conducted in an atmosphere of secrecy." Elected officials in Hampton Roads...
  • Hartford To Regain Control Of School After Rift With Charter Group

    Hartford To Regain Control Of School After Rift With Charter Group
    HARTFORD — The city school system intends to regain control of Milner Elementary School after a messy, two-year partnership with a charter management group it hired with state money to raise achievement, and later accused of failing its mission....
  • Environmentalists: Corbett 'secretly' opened Allegheny Forest to more logging

    Without any public notice or announcement, Gov. Tom Corbett has successfully petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to designate the entire Allegheny National Forest as an "insect and disease treatment area" — a label that forest advocates...
  • Firefighter Cited Four Times As Unfit For Duty Placed On 'Extended Vacation'

    Firefighter Cited Four Times As Unfit For Duty Placed On 'Extended Vacation'
    HARTFORD — A Hartford firefighter's string of documented transgressions while on duty, and management's response to them, are raising safety concerns in the 400-member fire department. Douglas Caldwell, 42, of Hartford, was declared unfit for...
  • Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor

    Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor
    PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages. The Peoria native said he had no animosity...
  • Border agency removes its own chief of internal affairs

    The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal government's largest law enforcement workforce, was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of inappropriate use...
  • $956,927: Attorneys

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. Hampton's 11-person legal team will cost the city $956,927 to protect the city's...
  • Letter suggests further link between San Diego D.A., indicted backer

    Letter suggests further link between San Diego D.A., indicted backer
    A day before a hotly contested election in which San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis is seeking a fourth term, evidence surfaced Monday that suggested she was closer to a foreign businessman indicted on political corruption charges than she...