This week’s FOIA round-up: West Coast sunshine stories

This week’s FOIA round-up: West Coast sunshine stories

A resignation leads to promised reform, a FOIA office spreads to the heartland, and a little transparency at the Department of Justice raises more questions. This is this week’s FOIA roundup.

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We’re taking the fight against secrecy international at AlaveteliCon

We’re taking the fight against secrecy international at AlaveteliCon

Next week, MuckRock is joining public records campaigners at the third AlaveteliCon to discuss new tactics for opening up government algorithms, maintaining a healthy transparency community, and building stronger international collaborations.

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A data guide to childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island

A data guide to childhood lead poisoning in Rhode Island

MuckRock recently reported on the State of Rhode Island’s one-time plan to eliminate blood lead levels in children. Here we break down where the numbers on these instances come from and what they’re missing.

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I paid $125 for this photo of Angela Merkel

I paid $125 for this photo of Angela Merkel

After five years of trying to get records out of the Harvard University Police Department, I ended up spending $125 on a high-resolution photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This is the story of how and why.

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Despite unclear benefits, 2020 candidates support CVE programs

Despite unclear benefits, 2020 candidates support CVE programs

Presidential contenders have pledged to expand CVE funding, but existing evaluations leave questions about their effectiveness.

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