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Freedom of Information Act

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  • A matter of records: Newport News erects obstacles to access by imposing excessive costs for documents

    The Tech Center at Oyster Point development was promoted as a critical economic development initiative with the potential to create a good many jobs. Its construction will radically change one of the most prominent intersections in Newport News. And...
  • Towns ponder legal action against investment fund

    As almost 300 Chicago suburbs and other public agencies wait to see if they will recoup some of the $50.4 million they collectively lost in an investment, some have not ruled out suing the investment fund. Todd Hileman, village manager of north...
  • Convicted California 'eco-terrorist' set free amid prosecutors' failure to disclose evidence

    A Northern California man described by federal officials as an anarchist and eco-terrorist intent on blowing up government and commercial buildings was set free after nine years in prison when the government conceded that evidence in the case was never...
  • FOIA bills - some whittle away at disclosure, but others at secrecy

    With more than 170 exemptions to state Freedom of Information Act requirement that public bodies do business in public and let Virginians look at the records of government bodies, you’d think there were more than enough ways for officials to get...
  • Obstacles to access

    Please take a moment to read today's Op-Ed column by Newport News City Manager Jim Bourey on the facing page. He writes in response to an editorial we published on Thursday, calling into question how the city handled a request we made under the Virginia...
  • Wait times at Hampton VA have worsened in recent years

    Wait times at Hampton VA have worsened in recent years
    Wait times at the Hampton VA Medical Center — reportedly among the longest in the country — have been getting worse, not better, over the last five years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act....
  • College considered booting al-Qaida blogger, FBI records show

    WASHINGTON A batch of newly released FBI records shows that agents weighed turning a former North Carolina al-Qaida propagandist, Samir Khan, into an informant while the community college he attended considered expelling him over possible security threats...
  • Violate FOIA, go to jail, suggests Del. Rick Morris

    There's not much muscle in Virginia law when officials violate the public's right to know what their government does -- but Del. Rick L. Morris, R-Carrollton, would like to fix that. He's introduced a bill that says public officials who willfully...
  • Midlothian chief gives public apology for remark about shooting police dog

    Midlothian chief gives public apology for remark about shooting police dog
    Midlothian Police Chief Harold Kaufman apologized Wednesday for suggesting he might shoot and kill the department's dog, Biko. "I assure you that at no time did I intend to shoot Biko or harm him in any way," Kaufman read from a statement during a...
  • $44,725 for coordination of records

    HAMPTON — When it comes to paperwork, City Hall knows how to produce it. Hampton has budgeted $44,725 in fiscal year 2015 to coordinate the records it produces. The money is used to organize and track city records by "improving the timeliness...
  • Hawthorn Wood's plan commission to consider 28-home development proposal

    Hawthorn Wood's plan commission to consider 28-home development proposal
    The 38-acre parcel located next to Hawthorn Woods' Copperfield Park could soon be transformed into a 28-lot residential development. Schaumburg-based real estate developer Orleans Rhil is looking to turn the property that once housed a landscape...