FOIA Roundup: Buckwheat could block mining, abusive coaching, and the lobby for utility shutoffs

FOIA Roundup: Buckwheat could block mining, abusive coaching, and the lobby for utility shutoffs

Each week, we highlight some of the best stories brought into the world by the Freedom of Information Act. See some we missed? Please let us know!

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Release Notes: MuckRock's biggest upgrade in years is one we hope you won't notice

Release Notes: MuckRock’s biggest upgrade in years is one we hope you won’t notice

MuckRock’s software is written in Python on top of the Django platform, and we’re doing a major upgrade from Python 2 and Django 1.11 to Python 3 and Django 2.2. It’s one of our most major MuckRock changes in years — and one we hope will have a minimal impact on day-to-day usage.

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We want to know the policy on officer-involved domestic violence

We want to know the policy on officer-involved domestic violence

The circumstances around domestic violence situations can be complicated — even more so when one of those involved is a member of law enforcement. How are police expected to handle it?

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The FOIA Roundup: Trump's visit to CIA HQ & three minutes to police transparency

The FOIA Roundup: Trump’s visit to CIA HQ & three minutes to police transparency

This week’s update from the world of public records

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Inside Trump's rushed — and heavily redacted —  visit to CIA headquarters

Inside Trump’s rushed — and heavily redacted — visit to CIA headquarters

Presidential visits, whether to rustic diners or clandestine headquarters, are always both meticulously planned and opportunities for unexpected chaos. When it’s President Trump visiting the CIA, the notoriously tight-lipped staff find themselves wrangling for seats and dealing with logistics that, unsurprisingly, were remarkably fluid for a trip just across the Potomac.

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