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The New York Post and 13 other news organizations are asking a Manhattan judge to keep open the public’s access to NYPD body-cam footage after the police union sued the city to keep the recordings...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A newspaper lawyer urged the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday to allow reporters to examine some of the Newtown school killer’s belongings, saying information on a possible...
NEW BUFFALO — In the wake of a brief Feb. 20 regular meeting of the New Buffalo City Council, it was learned that the city had decided to end the online livestreaming and video archiving of its public...
Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford’s bill designed to protect a crime victim’s rights could soon be headed for an Ohio House vote. The bill, called the Victim’s Protection and Privacy Act, would prevent photos,...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A University of Idaho law professor is suing the Idaho Department of Correction under the state's Public Records Act for refusing to hand over documents about its use of execution...
CLEVELAND, Ohio - A public records administrator for the city claims in a sworn statement that information about how the city handles record requests and about how long it takes to turner over records...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Most agencies receive few or no requests for records under Pennsylvania’s public access law and only a fraction of them are appealed, according to a report on law’s costs...
A proposed policy aimed at ensuring government transparency and standardizing the process of releasing council members emails under the Freedom of Information Act met with fierce resistance from...
Violating Missouri’s public records and Sunshine Laws could become more expensive, and even bring criminal penalties, if legislation introduced in the Missouri House last week passes. We hope it does,...
A Warren County town wants to restrict how residents record its meetings. But an open-government group is concerned the proposed rules -- which could include a hefty fine or jail time for violators --...
IT WAS WHISPERED like some secret oracle: Sidecat, sidecat is coming. Negotiations over the tax incentive deal began in Ohio in early spring of last year, and only a cabal of quasi-state officials...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A measure expanding Idaho's open meeting laws has once again won support from House lawmakers. According to the proposed legislation, boards and commissions created by executive...
Over the past year, the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of the Administrator has significantly delayed the department's processing of Freedom of Information Act requests, according to an...
MYRTLE BEACH — Any day now, the ability to trace tax dollars in South Carolina could be curtailed. Or, some argue, the ability to market the state to tourists could be handicapped. A decision has been...
Photos taken in October of the packaging of Nebraska's lethal injection drugs constitute attorney work product and should not be released to the public, an attorney for the state's prison system has...