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Sumter School District's Board of Trustees has provided no emails, text messages or other documentation of complaints from school parents or teachers pertaining to transition difficulties at R.E....
AUGUSTA, Maine — Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage pardoned his late mentor’s grandson in the final days of his second four-year term, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that detail...
In 2018, Fairfax County received 8,469 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests — an average of 34 requests per working day. And the volume and complexity of FOIA requests that the county receives...
EDGEWATER — While the State Attorney’s Office sniffs around possible Sunshine Law violations, a News-Journal investigation found elected officials likely violated their own city charter when they...
DENVER — This week, the Denver Fire Department dispatch communications begun encrypting its radio channels. The department is following the move dozens of agencies across Colorado have already taken...
News Release For Immediate Release - March 27, 2019 Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 Twelve winning research papers...
The agency responsible for attracting business to Tennessee has worked behind the scenes to dismantle state legislation that could increase transparency and accountability for business grants and tax...
DES MOINES, Iowa — The ACLU of Iowa on Monday announced that it filed an appeal to a state board's ruling last month declaring police department body camera, dash camera, 911 calls and other records...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - An event at CitySpace on Monday evening is working to prepare members of different boards and commissions in Charlottesville to better understand certain legislation. The...
For Immediate Release - March 27, 2019 Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082 Four state open government champions to be...
Sarah Terrell was surprised to learn in 2016 that her son’s Houston high school was being renamed. In the span of one October week, it was announced — and then made official — that the High School for...
A bill package that would expand some open records requests to include the executive branch passed through a House committee last week and is likely to receive support in the Legislature and from the...
VALDOSTA — If you do the crime, you pay the fine. Violators of Georgia’s open records and open meetings laws can face fines in civil court, although other avenues for remedy can be used, according to...
Journalists at The Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail pore over information every day to report what’s happening in the Upstate of South Carolina. Sometimes the information is easy to...
I suspect in a lot of newsrooms there’s a good bit of groaning as Sunshine Week nears. We know the message is important — open government is the cornerstone of democracy — but how do you build a...