- Lawyer: Emails show college broke open meeting law Updated: Apr-17-14 4:02 pm
- Ohio school board member gets meetings help Updated: Apr-13-14 2:10 pm
- W.Va. court allows fee for FOIA records searches Updated: Apr-11-14 7:35 am
- Court: Legislator must turn over email records Updated: Apr-09-14 1:20 pm
- W.Va. gets a 'C' on govt spending and transparency Updated: Apr-09-14 2:04 am
- Conservation group sues for grizzly information Updated: Apr-08-14 6:58 am
- Ore. service district accused of ethics violations Updated: Apr-05-14 1:20 pm
- Court says utility must disclose ratepayer's info Updated: Apr-03-14 3:44 pm
- Wisconsin city to stop redacting police reports Updated: Apr-03-14 10:59 am
- Court: Private email exempt from open records law Updated: Apr-01-14 7:36 pm
- DA: Committee did not violate open meetings law Updated: Apr-01-14 4:24 pm
- Correction: Senator Assaulted story Updated: Mar-28-14 11:08 am
- Attorneys skeptical of Oklahoma dash-cam bill Updated: Mar-27-14 7:34 pm
- Open government group questions Martinez policy Updated: Mar-27-14 5:06 am
- Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers Updated: Mar-25-14 3:15 pm
- Justices deny Del. court appeal over secrecy Updated: Mar-24-14 2:01 pm
- Mass. AG to offer webinars on Open Meeting Law Updated: Mar-23-14 3:40 pm
- Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology Updated: Mar-22-14 3:34 am
- Open meeting complaint against Okla. ed. board Updated: Mar-20-14 6:59 pm
- Report: Connecticut police flouting records laws Updated: Mar-20-14 11:30 am
- Some Ohio public bodies try to stay in shadows Updated: Mar-20-14 9:56 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A newspaper says its review of emails it obtained under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act shows that members of the Northwestern Michigan College board violated the state Open Meetings Act when they discussed whether to make video recordings of their meetings.
LEWIS CENTER, Ohio - Two Ohio organizations are backing a central Ohio school board member in his challenge to colleagues over open meetings.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Government agencies in West Virginia can charge an hourly fee for locating public documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act, the state Supreme Court has ruled.
MADISON, Wisconsin - A Democratic state senator must release the names and email addresses of people who sent him messages during the bitter debate over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's union restrictions to a conservative think tank, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia rates a "C'' when it comes to transparency and government spending.
MISSOULA, Montana - A conservation group is suing the U.S. Geological Survey for information on threatened grizzly bears in northwestern Montana.
SALEM, Oregon - State ethics officials determined that members of the Willamette Education Service District Board violated Oregon's public meetings law more than 40 times during its hiring process for a new superintendent.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A publicly owned utility cannot withhold a ratepayer's home address and is required to release the information under Arkansas' open records law, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
MILTON, Wisconsin - Officials in one southern Wisconsin city have directed local police to stop blacking out certain information from police reports, saying the city needs to err on the side of openness.
SAN JOSE, California - A California appeals court has ruled that private text messages, emails and other electronic communications sent and received by public officials on their own devices are not public records regardless of the topic.
WICHITA, Kansas - A prosecutor says Wichita's Airport Naming Committee did not violate the Kansas Open Meetings Act when it held two meetings without prior notification to the public.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - In a story March 26 about a report on an attack on a Virginia state senator by his son, The Associated Press reported erroneously the surname of the executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government. Her name is Megan Rhyne, not Rhyme.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Some attorneys who specialize in obtaining arrest videos from police are concerned that a bill to make Highway Patrol dash-cam videos open to the public could actually have the opposite effect and limit the public's ability to see the videos.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is asking Gov. Susana Martinez about the administration's policy for handling information requests from the Legislature's watchdog committees.
March 24, 2014
WILMINGTON, Delaware - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively killed a Delaware law that allowed state judges to preside over secret arbitration in high-stakes business disputes.
BOSTON - Attorney General Martha Coakley will offer live web-based trainings on the Open Meeting Law to help public boards and others seeking a better understanding of the law's requirements.
WASHINGTON - Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do.
ENID, Oklahoma - A current and a retired educator have filed a complaint with Enid police, asking the department to investigate the Oklahoma State Board of Education for an alleged violation of the state's Open Meeting Act.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Some police officials in Connecticut refused to release documents they're required to disclose under state law when asked by reporters who visited all the police departments in the state, three newspapers reported in Thursday editions.
CINCINNATI - While Ohio law calls for government that is open to the public, shadowy decision-making has led to recent court battles and a legislative effort to shed more light.