Release Notes: Check on payment status, public Assignments results, and other improvements

Release Notes: Check on payment status, public Assignments results, and other improvements

Last week, we pushed some major changes to how we handle payments, now letting you see when a particular check is cashed. We also made a number of improvements to Assignments, including more design flexibility and the ability to make user submissions public.

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In the Grand Rapids area? Join us for the FOIAFest water data hackathon Nov. 5

In the Grand Rapids area? Join us for the FOIAFest water data hackathon Nov. 5

Interested in big data, water transparency, or just getting a chance to work with great people on important problems? Join us in Grand Rapids on November 5 for the FOIAFest 2019 hackathon, where we focus on important water stories both within the United States and around the world.

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Despite regulatory mandate, no one is banned from New York casinos

Despite regulatory mandate, no one is banned from New York casinos

The New York State Gaming Commission is required by state law to keep a list of people it bans from its casinos publically available on its website. A Freedom of Information request submitted through MuckRock by T. McElwee led to a response from the commission that said it had taken no action to exclude anyone from state gaming facilities.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: Trouble in the military and the return of a world-devouring octopus

This week’s FOIA round-up: Trouble in the military and the return of a world-devouring octopus

Journalists share their findings on FOIA Twitter, the Marine Corps keeps misconduct on the down-low, and a Defense Department audit vindicates a former official’s concerns.

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Help shed light on the cost of campus speakers

Help shed light on the cost of campus speakers

Before college campus speakers make it to campus or, potentially, the online outrage cycle, a lot of effort goes into the logistics of inviting these notables. Help us find out how much.

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