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Sex, lies and bullets flying wildly. Then there are the stolen drugs, illegal chokeholds, planted evidence, falsified reports and a police officer who lied to move up the adoption list for a puppy...
Portland Public Schools may allow teachers to delay the release of certain records for up to seven days, according to a new agreement the district has negotiated with its teachers union. When the...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) – A judge has sided with WDRB News in an open records dispute with Kentucky State Police, ruling he could not “fathom” how the law enforcement agency justified withholding the...
BERRYVILLE — It is not all that unusual for a city, town or county to receive a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from one of its elected officials, according to an expert. Alan Gernhardt...
The new and improved Red Book is now available. The Georgia First Amendment Foundation’s Sunshine Laws: A Guide to Open Government in Georgia, commonly just called The Red Book, has been revised...
Proponents of government transparency are warning that a little-noticed bill, now sitting on Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk, could gut public access to the Texas Legislature’s internal communications. Some...
Now we wait. The Washington state Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in an appeal of a 2018 Superior Court decision that held that state lawmakers, just as with nearly every other public official...
CARSON CITY – Gov. Steve Sisolak signed public records access reform into law Thursday with changes designed to make it easier and cheaper for average citizens to view or obtain official documents...
Nine months ago, Idaho embarked on a mission to create a user-friendly, searchable government expenditure database for residents. Transparent Idaho, designed by OpenGov, launched last week and...
Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler is breaking the law whenever he and KCSO employees fulfill public records requests, Tennessee Coalition of Open Government Executive Director Deborah Fisher said...
WESTMINSTER — Attorney General Maura Healey's Office has determined that the Westminster Police Chief Screening Committee was in violation of Open Meeting Law for discussing certain issues during...
DERBY — City officials have promised to prepare a new written policy on how staffers comply with record requests, and to compel city workers to participate in an open government training session over...
CARSON CITY — An overhaul of state law governing public access to official records was rescued from near-defeat in a Senate committee late Friday, as amendments toning down its toughest provisions won...
Just because a record held by local government is considered exempt from the state's Open Records Act does not mean that record cannot be released. To say it another way, even if the document is...
CAPITAL REGION -- For about the last five years or so it had been the policy of the Gloversville Police Department to release a digital mugshot -- a photo of the accused -- with nearly every arrest...