- Judge says Forest Service violated FOIA in Wolf Creek plan Updated: Oct-02-15 4:26 pm
DENVER - A federal judge has ordered federal officials to go back and search their files after he ruled that the U.S. Forest Service violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to conduct an adequate search and limiting what was disclosed about a proposed development in southwestern Colorado.
- High Court: Open meetings law doesn't stop informal meetings Updated: Oct-01-15 4:47 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a small group of San Juan County council members did not violate the open public meetings law by meeting informally with county officials and employees.
- Group says schools stall records request on Islam curriculum Updated: Oct-01-15 12:25 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A Christian-based advocacy group says several Tennessee school districts haven't complied with its open records request about Islam curriculum being taught in public schools.
- Legislative task force begins study of urban education Updated: Sep-29-15 7:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Attracting and retaining teachers would be easier if Wisconsin policymakers created a more stable environment, the superintendent of Madison public schools told a legislative task force studying the issue Tuesday.
- Reporters denied access to education task force tour Updated: Sep-29-15 7:09 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The chairwoman of a legislative task force studying urban education says she doesn't know if the open meetings law was broken when television reporters were denied access to a school tour.
- Chicago Tribune sues over Mayor Emanuel's private email use Updated: Sep-24-15 5:00 pm
CHICAGO - The Chicago Tribune filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday over claims he violated open records laws by failing to disclose personal emails and text messages used to conduct official city business.
- Cassia commissioners admit to 3rd open meeting violation Updated: Sep-23-15 10:31 am
BURLEY, Idaho - Cassia County commissioners have admitted to another open meeting violation following an investigation by a Jerome County prosecutor.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court considers open records case Updated: Sep-19-15 4:06 pm
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering whether some common public records like traffic accident reports and tickets should be off-limits to journalists in a case that could affect the state's long-standing open records law.
- Court says Va. isn't required to release execution manuals Updated: Sep-18-15 11:26 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Manuals used to guide executions in Virginia are exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests and do not have to be released to the public, The Virginia Supreme Court ruled.
- AP Exclusive: Aides worked for Rauner, paid by comptroller Updated: Sep-17-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At least three government administrators began working on hiring employees for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration last winter while on the comptroller's office payroll, using taxpayer dollars from a separate constitutional office before Rauner had even taken the state's reins.
- Joplin city attorney denies Sunshine Law violation Updated: Sep-17-15 3:03 pm
JOPLIN, Missouri - The top legal adviser in Joplin is fighting allegations that he violated the Missouri Sunshine Law by taking a telephone poll of City Council members on a settlement proposal in an ethics case involving a councilman.
- Most oppose new public records charges in Tenn. hearings Updated: Sep-16-15 5:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Lawmakers are asking taxpayers to weigh in on a proposal to charge people to view public records, and the taxpayers' response so far is clear: No.
- Connecticut court bars release of arsenic killer's records Updated: Sep-14-15 5:13 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Records related to the mental hospital incarceration of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" don't have to be made public, the state Supreme Court ruled in a decision released Monday.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Sep-09-15 4:44 pm
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