Cola contracts show that Pepsi competitors are only allowed shelf space in the summer at Ohio’s Miami University

Cola contracts show that Pepsi competitors are only allowed shelf space in the summer at Ohio’s Miami University

It’s summertime!

You know what that means: it’s the only time when the Middletown and Hamilton campuses of Ohio’s Miami University can stock the vending machines with the products of Pepsi’s competitors!

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Release Notes: New Assignment question type and sunsetting our data tool

Release Notes: New Assignment question type and sunsetting our data tool

Last week, we introduced a new question type for Assignments crowdsources: Checkbox groups, that allow you to offer a variety of choices and let users pick as many (or as few) options as they’d like. We also began deprecating an experimental database feature.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: DEA database points to companies’ roles in opioid epidemic and Interior emails reveal violations of federal ethics rules

This week’s FOIA round-up: DEA database points to companies’ roles in opioid epidemic and Interior emails reveal violations of federal ethics rules

In this week’s FOIA round-up, the Washington Post and HD Media gain access to a database that tracks opioid distribution, emails obtained through a FOIA request reveal the extent of a top Department of the Interior official’s violations of federal ethics rules, and city and court records reveal that in one Alaska town every single police officer has been convicted of domestic violence.

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Does your local government use drones? Help us find out

Does your local government use drones? Help us find out

Five years ago, MuckRock teamed up with Motherboard to conduct a massive survey of drone use by local police departments. We want to update that effort, and we need your help to do it.

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Help crowdfund the release of wage theft investigations in Massachusetts

Help crowdfund the release of wage theft investigations in Massachusetts

To understand how the Massachusetts government is dealing with wage theft, MuckRock requested files on the Attorney General’s investigations into four companies that have allegedly stolen wages from their workers. The AGO estimated that the processing and reproduction fees for these files will be $200 - so we’re opening the request to crowdfund.

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