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ST. PETERSBURG — As a commissioner on the St. Petersburg Housing Authority's governing board, Terri Lipsey Scott considers it her duty to scrutinize how the agency is run. So Scott was taken aback...
Reporting a story on the Park County sheriff last month, 9NEWS journalists Noel Brennan and Bryan Wendland were told they couldn’t bring their cameras into a county commissioners’ meeting that was...
For decades, the Hoosier State Press Association has fought a war on two fronts to preserve the concept of publication of public notices to inform citizens of actions taken or contemplated by state...
OLYMPIA — Even as the bitterness from last year’s public-records showdown continues to linger, a state lawmaker from Seattle is sponsoring new legislation to open up some of the Legislature’s records....
A Florida police chief's decision not to release the names of some of the five women killed in a bank shooting this week represents the first high-profile test of a law being enacted in several states...
Sen. John A. Sapien, District 9, (Bernalillo and Sandoval) has introduced a bill in the New Mexico Senate that would significantly change the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) –...
TRAVERSE CITY — When it comes to the deets on public officials in the five-county Grand Traverse area, it's a toss-up. Government-issued email? Or personal email? While there are no hard and fast...
One of the biggest contrasts in public access to state and local governments in Iowa came into focus last week, and Iowans should be concerned by what occurred. A bit of context: Iowans have long had...
A secret 2017 lawsuit over Racine public records that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel exposed last fall has finally been unsealed, for the most part, after news media and open records advocates...
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Republican-controlled Iowa House defended its decision Friday to deny press credentials to an influential liberal blogger who has covered the Legislature for years, a position...
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - Former MSU interim president John Engler is the new poster boy for renewed legislative efforts to include the governor and legislature under the state's 40 year old Freedom Of...
Attorneys for the Brechner Center and a coalition of open-government groups are urging Pennsylvania’s highest court to reaffirm that journalists are entitled to view video from school surveillance...
by Tracy M. Neal | NWA Democrat-Gazette | January 23, 2019 at 12:28 p.m. BENTONVILLE -- The Pea Ridge School District violated the Freedom of Information Act when it released a former teacher's...
The Virginia General Assembly now has two former journalists as members, and they are hoping to move forward with bills to increase press freedom. High school newspapers shouldn’t be bullied or told...