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Virginia 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 state's court system.
  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    A matter of records: Newport News erects obstacles to access by imposing excessive costs for documents

    The Tech Center at Oyster Point development was promoted as a critical economic development initiative with the potential to create a good many jobs. Its construction will radically change one of the most prominent intersections in Newport News. And...