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From Nyack-Piermont Patch: Rhea Vogel of New City filed complaints about three Clarkstown Board of Education meetings with the New York State Committee on Open Government on December 8. Vogel said she...

From North Carolina Open Government Coalition: Please join the North Carolina Open Government Coalition (NCOGC) for Sunshine Day from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at Elon University. Speakers...

From PBS: Storing paper records in the attic of a police station might sound like a practice from the distant past, but that's what I learned happens in at least one rural North Carolina county. In...

From The Atlantic: When the president needs advice on technology policy, he calls on Aneesh Chopra. As the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States, a post created by Barack Obama as the...

From Bloomberg: A Michigan judge ordered a review team appointed by the governor to study Detroit’s finances to stop meeting in private. Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette today issued...

From The Kansas City Star: COLUMBIA, Mo. | Pepperdine University professor Robert Pushaw Jr. wants to be the next dean of Missouri's law school – and he doesn't care who knows. [...] Contrast that...

From NWCN.com: In the state of Washington if a citizen requests a public record, it should be turned over unless there is a compelling reason not to do so. That's the law. But investigators from KREM...

From Thomson Reuters News & Insight: At a time when advocates are pushing for more transparency in government, two states are fighting in court to limit citizens' access to public documents. Virginia...

From tri-cityherald.com: OLYMPIA, Wash. -- State lawmakers are exploring a plan that could limit how governments respond to requests for public documents, allowing them to get a court order if they...

From Deseret News: SALT LAKE CITY — An advocate for open government, Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, is sponsoring two bills aimed at that goal, one serious and the other to make a point. HB89...

From The Washington Post's State of NoVa: The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors once again made its message clear at a board meeting Wednesday: It wants the ongoing legal matter between freelance...

From ZDNet: The Electronic Privacy Information Center Wednesday filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking access to Google’s first mandatory privacy report to the Federal Trade Commission...

From Politico.com: A Memphis newspaper won a round Tuesday in its battle for access to the FBI's files on a famous civil rights era photographer who reportedly spied on top civil rights leaders for...

From Los Angeles Time Nation Now: The Wisconsin recall petitions -- consisting of more than 1 million names asking to recall Gov. Scott Walker, the lieutenant governor and four state senators -- have...

From Columbia Journalism Review: For the past two years, OGIS has been trying to be a transparent, useful agency. In March 2011, it launched a handy FOIA blog, and according to a first-year report...