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Release Notes: A look at the DocumentCloud beta's overhauled search

Release Notes: A look at the DocumentCloud beta’s overhauled search

We’re still hard at work putting more polish and finishing touches on the revamped DocumentCloud, but we wanted to share some major improvements now. Better yet, you can go ahead and try them out even without access to the beta.

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Join a free training Friday on using public records for police transparency

Join a free training Friday on using public records for police transparency

This Friday, we’re joining together with partners to host a free training for journalists, organizers, and the public to better understand how to use open records to bring more transparency to policing.

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We’re resuming monthly FOIA request follow-ups

We’re resuming monthly FOIA request follow-ups

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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As Georgia reopens and braces for an increase in COVID-19 cases, state relies on corporate donations and PPE orders go unfilled

As Georgia reopens and braces for an increase in COVID-19 cases, state relies on corporate donations and PPE orders go unfilled

As more industries begin to rely on PPE to protect themselves against COVID-19, Georgia is straining to identify and address shortages.

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Announcing the winners of our FOIA contest!

Announcing the winners of our FOIA contest!

MuckRock launched a special contest in January in search of great public records request ideas. Today we’re pleased to announce the winners.

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