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This week’s FOIA roundup: Drones and drugs and Virginia prisons, Michigan’s AG bemoans a lack of transparency, and border patrol abuses immigrant children
A drone was spotted near a Virginia prison carrying cocaine and marijuana. Michigan Attorney General Dana Wessel says she’s “ashamed” of the state’s public records law. An ACLU request and lawsuit culminate in over 30,000 pages of DHS documents.
The New York State Gaming Commission is required by state law to keep a list of people it bans from its casinos publically available on its website. A Freedom of Information request submitted through MuckRock by T. McElwee led to a response from the commission that said it had taken no action to exclude anyone from state gaming facilities.
This week’s FOIA round-up: Boys and Girls Clubs abuse, Idaho public records workshops, and $1 million dollars in campus parking fees
A newsroom collective publishes a database spanning 70 years of abuse at Boys and Girls Clubs across the country. Idaho plans free public workshops on public records and open meeting laws. The University of Connecticut issues 966,000 dollars in parking violations in one year.
The Department of Homeland Security, like other federal agencies, puts out an annual report about the Freedom of Information requests it has received, most of which are destined for its immigration-focused components, often from individuals looking to obtain their own documents.
The nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council published on Monday a review of information on factory farms - released despite industry objections - that calls attention to shortcomings in the EPA’s regulation of potential pollutants.
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|Toni Morrison||Awaiting Response||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|PA 2019 Election Complaints - Somerset||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Somerset County Election Board||Somerset County, PA|
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|PA 2019 Election Complaints - Philadelphia||Awaiting Response||Office Of The Philadephia City Commissioners||Philadelphia, PA|
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|Pennsylvania 2019 election complaints||Completed||Pennsylvania Department of State||Pennsylvania|
|Darnell R. Collins 2011 arrest records||Completed||North Attleboro Police Department||North Attleborough, MA|