News

Original reporting, commentary, and analysis of public records by MuckRock’s staff and affiliates, with new articles every weekday.

This week’s FOIA round-up: Agency attempts at transparency hit road bumps

This week’s FOIA round-up: Agency attempts at transparency hit road bumps

In this week’s FOIA round-up, we take a look at experiments with transparency in Florida, Oregon, and Wisconsin that have recently hit road bumps.

Read More

FBI file documents Chef Paul Prudhomme’s history of accidentally bringing loaded guns to airports

FBI file documents Chef Paul Prudhomme’s history of accidentally bringing loaded guns to airports

Celebrated Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme found himself in hot water for accidentally bringing a loaded firearm to the airport on more than one occasion, according to his FBI file.

Read More

Tennessee claims state agency recommendations are exempt from open records law

Tennessee claims state agency recommendations are exempt from open records law

The state of Tennessee has rejected an open records request for reports by 22 state agencies on how to improve the lives of rural Tennesseans.

Read More

Help journalists read through family border separation complaints

Help journalists read through family border separation complaints

More than 600 complaints about family separation events were submitted to the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division in 2018. You can help get these stories told.

Read More

The former FBI agent’s guide to living it up in New Orleans

The former FBI agent’s guide to living it up in New Orleans

Heading to New Orleans for #ONA2019 and not sure what to wear in Louisiana in the fall? Well, you’re in luck. The Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had their annual conference in NOLA in 1972, and their official publication, “The Grapevine,” has you covered. Literally.

Read More