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Freedom of Information Act

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Unwavering commitment

    In its 74th year, National Newspaper Week (Oct. 5-11) finds the industry in an undeniable state of turmoil. Yet newspapers continue to provide an indispensible service by telling the stories that define the cities and towns they serve. We provide...
  • Emails reveal politics part of troubled Quinn grant program

    Emails reveal politics part of troubled Quinn grant program
    For months, Gov. Pat Quinn has defended a $54.5 million grant program he launched shortly before the 2010 election as a way to address street violence in Chicago and dismissed Republican criticism that it amounted to a political slush fund. But as a...
  • Hampton rental program: 900 inspections reveal some major problems

    Hampton rental program: 900 inspections reveal some major problems
    HAMPTON — When city inspectors walked into 1912 Long Green Lane on Aug. 19, what they found wouldn't have been advertised on any for-rent listing. Roaches, an ill-functioning ventilation system and a structural deficit that inspectors feared could...
  • Chicago cop's suicide tied to stress over lawsuit

    Chicago cop's suicide tied to stress over lawsuit
    Robert Campbell, in his eight years as a Chicago police officer, came to love the job and dreamed of ascending in the department, much as his uncle had. Though he rarely spoke to family members about his work or its inherent stress, they were well aware...
  • Chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument

    Chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument
    The New York Times report that the George W. Bush administration discovered old chemical bombs and rockets in Iraq and withheld the knowledge "from troops it sent into harm's way" is an echo of the discussion over alleged new weapons of mass destruction...
  • A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting

    A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting
    It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10. Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and...
  • 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...
  • Good To See Pledge On Freedom Of Information

    Good To See Pledge On Freedom Of Information
    It's heartening that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and petitioning candidate for governor Joe Visconti say they will sign a pledge supporting the state's Freedom of Information law and that Republican nominee Tom Foley says he supports the premise of...
  • 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...