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This week, we’re finding transparency never rests with important work being done following up on an old privacy scandal targeting young people, plus a look at how even a no responsive documents response can help show when public officials are asleep at the wheel.
Since last year, MuckRock users have filed a collective 14,852 requests — but none of that would have been possible without dedicated public servants. This holiday, take a minute to thank a FOIA officer who helped make government open and accountable.
Whether you’re digging into state house harassment or what public employees get paid to quit their job, there’s some great examples to learn from reading the reporting out there. Here’s some of our favorites from this past week.
Shockingly, public officials’ words do not always match up with their actions. Fortunately, public records can help the truth come out. In this week’s roundup, some ways you can double check what officials are up to with private data and public dollars, plus a way to recognize a public records hero for their transparency work.
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|Nov. 12, 2017 Orbital Icecream Payload||Awaiting Response||National Aeronautics and Space Administration||United States of America|
|Devin Patrick Kelley’s Military File (Air Force)||Awaiting Response||Air Force||United States of America|
|JFK assassination records withholding requests||Awaiting Response||National Archives and Records Administration||United States of America|
|Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and Treasury IG Communications||Fix Required||Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council||United States of America|
|Opioid Toolkit||Awaiting Response||Executive Office for United States Attorneys||United States of America|