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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Ex-Gov. Tom Ridge promotes rights of disabled in the workforce

    HARRISBURG — John Angelo says he has an "amazing gift to share." It's his life story. For nearly his entire adult life, Angelo, 42, has gone to work at Gatti Pharmacy near his childhood home in the small town of Indiana, Indiana County, 177...
  • Group pressures Foster Farms to address antibiotics

    Group pressures Foster Farms to address antibiotics
    Foster Farms had just re-opened its main plant in Central California after a cockroach infestation, but federal inspectors were already writing-up new violations at the sprawling poultry-processing facility. “I observed one carcass with visible...
  • Like other '50s-era relics, it's time to retire cruel experiments on monkeys

    Most people are probably familiar with the infamous experiments conducted by Harry Harlow starting in the 1950s. Harlow whom author Laurel Braitman calls "a dark lord of monkey torture" in her new book, "Animal Madness" tore newborn monkeys away from...
  • Case Dismissed, Even Though It's Likely You're Guilty — Ethics Agency Played It Both Ways

    The Office of State Ethics has been having it both ways for years, when it comes to investigating suspected violations of ethics laws by public officials: At times it has sent a suspected violator a letter that says the case is being dismissed even though...
  • Cubs detail Wrigley rehab in 2 phases

    Cubs detail Wrigley rehab in 2 phases
    Once the Cubs finish renovating Wrigley Field, some of the most luxurious seats at the historic stadium may not even come with a view of the field. As part of its four-year, $575 million overhaul of the stadium and surrounding area, the team wants to...
  • Jumoke Balks At Former FUSE Workers' Push For Unemployment

    Jumoke Balks At Former FUSE Workers' Push For Unemployment
    HARTFORD — At least a dozen former FUSE employees, including embattled CEO Michael M. Sharpe, have applied for unemployment benefits and named the government-subsidized Jumoke Academy charter school as their former employer. In his request to...
  • Since its founding, the CIA rarely has met a secret it doesn't like

    WASHINGTON The CIA's current fight to keep secret the details of its terror suspect interrogations echoes its long history of keeping the public in the dark, sometimes for decades. This latest skirmish pits the spy agency against the Senate...
  • Some Pennsylvania counties not receiving data on crude oil trains

    WASHINGTON Two counties in Pennsylvania that hug rail lines used to transport large volumes of crude oil have not been notified about the cargo, in spite of a May requirement from the U.S. Department of Transportation that states share that information...
  • Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

    WASHINGTON Two loaded and two empty crude oil trains operate daily over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Maryland and Delaware, according a document submitted by the passenger railroad in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Last month,...
  • New Leader Appointed For Jumoke Charter Schools

    New Leader Appointed For Jumoke Charter Schools
    HARTFORD — Troy Monroe, a former academic director for the beleaguered charter school operator FUSE, has been named the new leader of Jumoke Academy. Monroe recently served as acting co-CEO for Family Urban Schools of Excellence after last month's...
  • Charter School Probe Turns To Missed Rent Payments, Commissioner's Emails

    Charter School Probe Turns To Missed Rent Payments, Commissioner's Emails
    As federal investigators pressed Tuesday to obtain the state education commissioner's emails, the Jumoke Academy charter school group acknowledged that the former executive at the center of a growing education scandal regularly missed rent payments...