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Freedom of Information Act

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  • 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...
  • Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic

    Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic
    One in a series of occasional stories profiling candidates for Laguna Beach City Council. When it comes to homelessness, Eli Grossman has an idea he thinks just might help get more people off the streets. "We should have the homeless register to put...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The cancer of violent extremism

    "As we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. And that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of the Muslim world." The cancer of violent extremism . . . I listen to the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]

    Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]
    Last week, Jim Perdue spoke at a Maryland Chamber of Commerce event to complain about the regulatory environment in the state where his company roosts. "The problem is, we have no seat at the table in Maryland," the Perdue Farms chairman said, according...