- Cassia Commissioners to record, share meetings online Updated: Nov-24-15 1:18 pm
BURLEY, Idaho - The Cassia County Commission has approved audio recordings of their weekly business meetings after the board was caught violating government transparency laws.
- NY court: Targeted killings memos can be kept secret Updated: Nov-23-15 10:02 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. government can keep secret various memos related to its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, a federal appeals court said in a decision unsealed Monday.
- Auditor finds Sunshine Law violations in closed meetings Updated: Nov-23-15 8:05 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The most common Sunshine Law violations in Missouri include closed-session discussions on issues that should be open to the public, according to a report released Monday by state Auditor Nicole Galloway.
- Alaska editorials Updated: Nov-23-15 12:03 pm
By The Associated Press - Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Court weighs whether school board emails constitute meeting Updated: Nov-22-15 9:28 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether an exchange of emails by members of a central Ohio school board violated the state open meetings law.
- Virginian-Pilot wins lawsuit to get police information Updated: Nov-19-15 4:17 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - The Virginian-Pilot has won a lawsuit to get some employment records about law enforcement officers across the state.
- Lawmakers support voters decide on privacy amendment Updated: Nov-19-15 2:32 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Lawmakers say they want voters to decide if privacy and open-government protections should be added to Wyoming's Constitution.
- Key issues before Legislature in final 2015 sessions Updated: Nov-18-15 6:09 pm
BOSTON - A look at some of the key issues before the Massachusetts Legislature as the House and Senate on Wednesday held the final formal sessions of 2015. Bills that do not win final approval but are not defeated altogether remain alive and could be taken up again during the second year of the two-year legislative session in 2016.
- Opaque military justice system shields child sex abuse cases Updated: Nov-18-15 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON - More inmates are in U.S. military prisons for sex crimes against children than for any other offense, an Associated Press investigation has found, but an opaque justice system prevents the public from knowing the full scope of the crimes or how much time the prisoners spend behind bars.
- West Virginia gets D grade in government integrity study Updated: Nov-10-15 5:28 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia has received a D grade this year based on an assessment of government transparency and accountability.
- Oregon ethics board says county violated public meetings law Updated: Oct-30-15 12:41 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - An Oregon ethics commission has ruled that the Josephine County Board of Commissioners violated the state's public meeting laws.
- Entertainment agency told it should follow open meeting laws Updated: Oct-30-15 11:36 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - In an opinion that's drawing rave reviews from an Omaha legislator, the Nebraska attorney general's office said the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority in Omaha should follow the state's open meeting and open records laws.