- Attorney general says Golva violated open records law Updated: Apr-28-16 7:11 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the city of Golva violated the state's open records law by inadequately meeting a request for city financial records.
- Foundation, journalist dismiss suit over records now public Updated: Apr-27-16 12:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and a journalist have dismissed their lawsuit against the state Department of Health now releasing public records with names of licensed medical marijuana producers.
- Missouri Senate passes farm exemptions to open records laws Updated: Apr-26-16 6:13 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's open records laws would not cover some farming data under a measure that the Missouri Senate passed Tuesday.
- Michigan Supreme Court passes on controversy in Oakley Updated: Apr-25-16 9:43 pm
OAKLEY, Michigan - After hearing arguments, the Michigan Supreme Court won't step into a dispute over whether a village clerk can be sued under the state's open meetings law.
- Stenehjem says Wahpeton senior services groups violated law Updated: Apr-23-16 9:12 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says three senior services organizations in Richland County violated the state's open meetings laws.
- Records: DOJ investigator resigned amid harassment probe Updated: Apr-22-16 6:06 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A high-level state Justice Department supervisor resigned last fall amid an internal investigation into allegations he sexually harassed female co-workers, documents the agency released Friday show.
- Illinois sheriff on video releases: Public has right to know Updated: Apr-15-16 2:45 pm
CHICAGO - The sheriff who oversees one of the nation's most crowded jails voluntarily released video Friday that shows half a dozen incidents of excessive force by deputies at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, saying the public has a right to see it.
- Florida Supreme Court: Board must pay in public records case Updated: Apr-14-16 5:58 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida government agencies that lose lawsuits filed by people seeking access to public records will have to pay plaintiffs' attorney fees, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a Jacksonville-based case.
- Georgia editorial roundup Updated: Apr-13-16 1:49 pm
Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Apr-13-16 1:25 pm
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:
- Ohio online checkbook again tops watchdog group's ranking Updated: Apr-13-16 11:14 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio once again tops a watchdog group's ranking of transparency in government spending.
- Deal OKs giving college athletics more time on open records Updated: Apr-11-16 5:44 pm
ATLANTA - College athletic departments in Georgia will now have 90 days - instead of three - to respond to almost all open-records requests under a new state law.
- RI high court rules privacy outweighs access in Chafee case Updated: Apr-11-16 5:08 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled Monday that the right to privacy outweighs the public's right to know details of a state police investigation into the son of former Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who pleaded no contest to giving alcohol to underage people at a party on the governor's property in 2012.
- 'Hire some new redactors': How US hinders records requests Updated: Apr-11-16 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON - As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government's once-secret "Cuban Twitter" program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays in the federal Freedom of Information Act.
- Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides Updated: Apr-11-16 3:43 am
President Barack Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia.
- Delaware lawmakers seek to eliminate civil forfeiture Updated: Apr-06-16 6:24 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A bipartisan group of Delaware lawmakers is introducing legislation to eliminate the practice of seizing property thought to be associated with criminal activity, even if the property owner has not been convicted, or even arrested, for a crime.
- Arkansas judge rules cold case file open to victim's family Updated: Mar-30-16 4:25 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A Pulaski County circuit judge has ruled that the family of a Harding College professor who was abducted and killed should be allowed to see the Arkansas State Police investigative file under the state Freedom of Information Act.