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Freedom of Information Act

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  • U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud

    U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud
    With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and...
  • U of C professor: Release police shooting video

    U of C professor: Release police shooting video
    A University of Chicago law professor is calling on the city to release video, if it exists, tied to a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a teenage boy on the Southwest Side. “When there are such fractured relationships between police and...
  • Enfield Magnet School Director Crossed Line With Insults

    Enfield Magnet School Director Crossed Line With Insults
    Enfield's Public Safety Academy director was cut undeserved slack for his harsh, insulting attempt to get students' attention during a recent lunch period. Alvin Schwapp, a former police officer who has been at the Capitol Region Education Council...
  • Puckett's departure deconstructed: Senator resigning killed McAuliffe's secret Medicaid plan

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart. That's when the...
  • Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty

    Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty
    The captain of one of the Navy's premier warships has been relieved of command after an investigation found that he routinely used foul and abusive language toward crew members and engaged in inappropriate touching and questioning of women. Capt....
  • Microsoft sues IRS for details of probe on internal transactions

    Microsoft sues IRS for details of probe on internal transactions
    Microsoft sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, seeking information about a law firm hired by U.S. tax authorities in a review of how the software company books sales between subsidiaries. The lawsuit, filed in a District of Columbia federal...
  • A more open government

    In our continued fight for greater openness and transparency in government, we found the following items worthy of comment. A public debate Hampton Councilman Donnie Tuck deserves citizens' thanks for raising questions about the city's participation...
  • The research behind the series

    The research behind the series
    To report The Virginia Way, the Daily Press looked at roughly 200 current and former elected officials' financial disclosure forms and campaign finance reports from the past two decades, as well as data from Freedom of Information Act requests with the...
  • Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find

    Part 8: Disclosure rules are lax, and reports are hard to find
    When it comes to keeping an eye on ethics, Virginia legislators know who to rely on: themselves. They say they eke out a living in public service with a near-poverty-level salary — but they get tens of thousands of dollars in allowances they don't...
  • EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits
    After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
  • Police union sues to block release of decades of officer complaints

    Police union sues to block release of decades of officer complaints
    The union representing rank-and-file Chicago police officers has sued the city and the Police Department to block the release of decades of records of complaints against thousands of current or former officers under Freedom of Information Act requests...