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  • Does FOIA cover court records? No, court administrators say

    The Virginia Supreme Court's Office of the Executive Secretary has repeatedly refused a request from the Daily Press to release its compilation of case records from most of the state's circuit courts. The record the Daily Press sought, and that the...

    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...

    Daily Press presses for access to court database

    The state's judicial system has so far rebuffed the Daily Press in its push for the electronic database underlying the state court system's website. But the paper is now seeking alternative means to get the records. The public can access the records in...

    Reader feedback Jan. 16: Bomb threat, fees for document review, state aid cuts

    Kecoughtan students dismissed after bomb threat Kecoughtan High students were sent home early Thursday while police investigated a bomb threat. The department initially said the threat was "quickly unsubstantiated," but later tweeted that students were...