After a decade, FOIAonline is shutting down. What’s next for FOIA requestors?

After a decade, FOIAonline is shutting down. What’s next for FOIA requestors?

On Sept. 30, FOIAonline will stop accepting new FOIA applications and begin the process of shutting down. We spoke to the federal government and FOIA experts about alternative options for requestors, including a new federal ‘FOIA Wizard’ in the works.

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Release Notes: A new way to upload documents from your MuckRock requests to DocumentCloud, new OCR tools and Python wrapper improvements

Release Notes: A new way to upload documents from your MuckRock requests to DocumentCloud, new OCR tools and Python wrapper improvements

The DocumentCloud team is pleased to introduce a new way to upload responsive documents from your MuckRock requests directly to DocumentCloud, three powerful new OCR tools and several enhancements to our Python wrapper for the DocumentCloud API. These updates will help you upload documents more efficiently and provide better error tracking.

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Browse thousands of additional FOIA requests with the new FOIA Log Explorer

Browse thousands of additional FOIA requests with the new FOIA Log Explorer

Need inspiration when coming up with public records ideas? Wish you knew which other requesters were interested in the same agencies, government initiatives or subject matter? Starting today, you have a new tool: MuckRock’s FOIA Log Explorer.

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‘The Air We Breathe’ event shows initial findings on poor air quality in Cicero

‘The Air We Breathe’ event shows initial findings on poor air quality in Cicero

MuckRock and the Cicero Independiente hosted “The Air We Breathe” event in Cicero, outside Chicago, to share our initial findings on the town’s air pollution with the community.

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‘Atomic Fallout’: Records reveal government downplayed, ignored health risks of St. Louis radioactive waste for decades

‘Atomic Fallout’: Records reveal government downplayed, ignored health risks of St. Louis radioactive waste for decades

The Missouri Independent, MuckRock and The Associated Press spent months combing through thousands of pages of previously-unreleased government records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act that show radioactive waste was known to pose a threat to people living near Coldwater Creek as early as 1949. But federal officials repeatedly wrote potential risks off as ‘slight,’ ‘minimal’ or ‘low-level.’

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