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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...

    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...