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  • 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...
  • 3 years later, Pentagon unit still hides Internet voting test results

    WASHINGTON A nonprofit watchdog group is suing an obscure Defense Department unit over its failure for three years to disclose the results of testing on the security safeguards of Internet voting systems that are increasingly being used to cast absentee...
  • 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...
  • Hartford Home Where UConn Donors Dine Gets $74,500 Upgrade; DOT Draws Ire Over Road Jobs

    Hartford Home Where UConn Donors Dine Gets $74,500 Upgrade; DOT Draws Ire Over Road Jobs
    The University of Connecticut Foundation has spent about $75,000 to renovate the home it bought for $660,000 last year in Hartford's West End, as a fancy outpost for school President Susan Herbst to entertain donors and spend the night when she's got...
  • Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement

    Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid more than $77,000 to a student who accused campus officials of minimizing her sexual assault and harassment complaints even after photographs and a video of the incident were passed around a fraternity...
  • Police report: Greg Monroe said he had two cups of wine before OWI arrest

    On Tuesday, the NBA suspended Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe for two regular-season games for pleading guilty to impaired driving earlier this year. Wednesday, a police report obtained by the Free Press under the Freedom of Information Act shed more...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Taking aim at short-sellers, but misfiring

    Northwest Biotherapeutics, a Bethesda, Md., firm with a purported cancer vaccine in development, has been in a long, bitter battle with short-sellers of its shares. It also has implied that Adam Feuerstein, a reporter for TheStreet.com, may be in...
  • FBI files show details of background checks on author Tom Clancy

    FBI files show details of background checks on author Tom Clancy
    Rumors often circulated that Tom Clancy's thrillers were so detailed in their descriptions of military and covert operations that the FBI had investigated the Baltimore novelist to determine his sources for works such as "The Hunt for Red October." After...
  • Enabling bad behavior

    Virginia's Freedom of Information Act lets state and local governments hide critical information from you when officials do their jobs badly. It lets them keep secret when top public servants — such as city managers and others who wield...
  • Indicted cop leader drew 36 complaints in 8 years

    Indicted cop leader drew 36 complaints in 8 years
    As he ate with his infant son and a friend at a South Side diner, Chas Byars says he was disturbed to see a lone plainclothes Chicago police officer suddenly grab another customer by the back of his shirt collar and drag him out of his booth. Byars...