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NARA calls in DoD to help resolve its backlog of veteran...

Check out the article here.

Chicago spends millions keeping public records secret via CRAIN’S Chicago Business

City leaders paid big legal fees to withhold information, a Better Government investigation shows, thwarting a decade-old state reform measure to give citizens more power to shake loose government documents.

City ordered to produce messages in ‘native format’ via The Landmark

Overruling objections from Parkville’s mayor and aldermen, a judge ruled on Tuesday that the city officials of Parkville must produce discovery materials from their private messaging services as requested via subpoena.

Group Files ‘Largest FOIA of All Time’ via Vice

According to the article here the request is for billions of digital images and historical records are hidden behind arbitrary paywalls.

Public still battling Office of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney for...

Interesting article posted by FOX45 on journalists being asked for thousands of dollars for public records.

Some California Government Records will stay hidden from the Public via...

Rejected FOIA requests, drone usage by the SDPD, pension awards, and information from SDSU are all highlighted in this article.

Atlanta unveils new policy to improve compliance with open records law...

Eighteen months after the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News filed a formal Attorney General complaint alleging repeated violations of the state’s open records law, the city of Atlanta has a formal policy instructing employees and officials on how to respond to public records request.

OK to Deny FOIA Request for Nonexistent Records via JD SUPRA

In a recent decision, the Illinois Appellate Court held that the nonexistence of requested documents is an affirmative defense to a complaint grounded in...

Town destroyed majority of records sought in FOI request for severance...

by Chris Daponte ERIN - Town officials here say the municipality has destroyed the majority of records pertaining to an Advertiser freedom of information (FOI) request...

Towns scramble to keep sensitive data from online records

By Julia Perkins Published 12:00 am, Sunday, March 25, 2018 BROOKFIELD — When town officials posted thousands of municipal records online years ago, they thought they were...

How transparent is FOIA?

By Chase Gunter - Mar 13, 2018 On Capitol Hill, senators are complaining that there's too little transparency surrounding the government's premier transparency law. While the...