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D.C. says charter school board violated city law in vote on expanding charters

October 3, 2017 10:02 AM

The Office of Open Government ruled that the D.C. Public Charter School Board violated city laws by not giving the public adequate notice about the vote or enough time to submit testimony. The Office of Open Government did not, however, in any of its four recommendations to the board, require that the board void the decision and take another vote. Read more...



Justice Department redacts vast majority of documents related to Ferguson

October 3, 2017 9:52 AM

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Fmr city of Chicago attorney accused of withholding information in police shooting suspended

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October 2, 2017 11:43 AM

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a 90-day suspension to a former city of Chicago lawyer accused of withholding information in a civil case stemming from a fatal police shooting, according to a recently released decision. Read more...

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Kittitas County WA Commission weighs opening its labor-contract talks to the public

September 29, 2017 2:16 PM
Kittitas County commissioners are considering opening up union negotiations to the public.
 
The proposal follows a request made by the Freedom Foundation in June.
 


DOJ: Agency 2018 Chief FOIA Officer Report Guidelines

September 29, 2017 2:05 PM

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Expert: Louisville board of trustees broke open meetings laws in Pitino, Jurich reaction

September 28, 2017 11:12 AM

The University of Louisville board of trustees clearly violated open meetings laws by having a series of one-on-one phone conversations about how to deal with the fallout from the FBI investigation into a college basketball pay for play scheme, says a leading First Amendment lawyer. Read more...



U.S. precinct-level election data made available

September 27, 2017 3:11 PM

Open Election, a Knight Foundation-funded project is almost finished with an unprecedented data set to illuminate the behavior and motivations of the American voter, according to its lead. Read more...



IL: Evanston Council suspends online database after juveniles’, sexual assault survivors’ names disclosed

September 27, 2017 2:53 PM

City Council voted to make the online database containing Evanston’s Freedom of Information Act requests private after it publicly disclosed the names of juvenile offenders and survivors of sexual assault. Read more...



At Least 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts

September 27, 2017 8:23 AM

At least six of President Trump’s closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said on Monday, September 25. Read more...



Buffalo, N.Y., to Launch City's First Open Data Portal

September 26, 2017 9:09 AM

The city of Buffalo has announced plans to launch an open data portal in October that will give the public streamlined access to datasets about services, policing and more. Read more...



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