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Curious to see what the email inbox of controversial Gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart looked like after his comments attacking proponents of removing Confederate Statue, Virginian native Tom Nash filed a public records request. After some pushback, the commonwealth relented, and what they released makes for a fascinating read.
NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation made a habit out of lampooning censorship during its recently concluded seven-season run. But the complaints the FCC received show that real censorship proponents are much weirder than comedy writers imagine.
Plenty of criticism has been lobbed at Ira Glass and his radio show “This American Life,” whose storytelling aesthetic has won scorn as well as a dedicated legions of fans. But in the past five years, only one person decided to gripe about it to the Federal Government.
The federal Title IX program, which bars sex-based discrimination, is meant to have a wide ranging impact on any higher education institution campus that accepts money from the U.S. government. As seen in an index of complaints invoking the law just released by the Department of Education, the issue continues to hang over campuses across the country.
Emails obtained through a request to the Charlottesville Police department show University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan emailed shortly after Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus,”, asking for an investigation into the assault described in the story.
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|Virginia State Responsible Offender Demographic Profile for FY2015 and FY2016||No Responsive Documents||Department of Corrections||Virginia|
|RFP and winning bid for Fay Towers redevelopment (RRHA)||Completed||Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority||Richmond, VA|
|Prisoner Debts||No Responsive Documents||Richmond City Sheriff's Office||Richmond, VA|
|Richmond City (Virginia) Sheriff's Office ICE referrals||Partially Completed||Richmond City Sheriff's Office||Richmond, VA|
|University and Technology Company Partnerships (Pennsylvania State University)||Rejected||Pennsylvania State University||Pennsylvania|