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When an agency’s records department sends responses via the postal service (affectionately known as snail mail), those communications, including acknowledgment letters, status updates and responsive documents, come to us for processing. That address is changing for the first since in 8 years, but we’re working to ensure a smooth transition.
Apple wants your new driver’s license to be an iPhone, but FOIA requests showed states weren’t along for the ride
In June, Apple announced it will add state IDs, such as driver’s licenses, to its Wallet app, rolling out in participating states and at TSA checkpoints this fall. But public records tell the behind-the-scenes story about Apple’s interactions with government agencies when building out the idea, including how a select few jurisdictions were given a heads up as early as 2019, with many others finding out after the public.
How the Indigenous Investigative Collective brought together journalists across the country to investigate missing COVID-19 data
Members of the Indigenous Investigative Collective recently joined MuckRock for a webinar to discuss how they’ve used records laws, data analysis and reporting to understand the impact of COVID-19 on communities, with a particular focus on Navajo Nation, including how a patchwork of transparency laws left key questions unanswered.
How a team of Reuters journalists filed 1,500 records requests to expose America’s dangerous local jails
Reuters reporters Peter Eisler and Grant Smith recently joined MuckRock to share what they learned building a nationwide database of local jail deaths. Here’s how you follow up with your own investigations.
In March, as government agencies closed or reconfigured operations at all levels, we paused our automated follow-up systems. Now that agencies are getting back to work at the new normal, we’re resuming our automated follow-up systems to ensure requests get a timely acknowledgment and response.
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|FBI: Billie Sol Estes||Completed||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Air Strike Request Processing Notes||Completed||Air Force||United States of America|
|Collective Bargaining Agreements 2 (Department of Administration)||Fix Required||Department of Administration||Kansas|
|Collective Bargaining Agreements 2 (Department Of Human Resources Arizona)||No Responsive Documents||Department Of Human Resources Arizona||Arizona|
|Collective Bargaining Agreements 2 (Department of Human Resources)||Fix Required||Department of Human Resources||Maryland|