Ahead of the Boston Marathon on Monday, city officials were adamant: no drones along the route. Such a ban isn't unprecedented, but the plan for keeping drones out of marathoners’ faces highlights the difficulty of spotting the damn things, much less taking them out. Naturally, the plan flirted with net guns.
All winter, MuckRock has been reporting on gas leaks in the state — specifically, that legislative measures taken to fix them and prevent their consequences will remain impotent if they aren’t utilized, or even just more widely known.
That's where you can help.
A 2014 hearing shows the Office of National Drug Control Policy struggling to stick to its anti-marijuana message in light of widespread decriminalization and Colorado's legalization.
When a parent in Connecticut read "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," he found its descriptions of the high school experience "inappropriate." Other parents felt that it was his request for its removal is what was really inappropriate.
As you are no doubt aware, taxes are due today in the United States. And while shelling out thirty bucks so TurboTax will file your state return is bad enough, here's Senate subcommittee hearing from 2012 entitled "Offshore Profit Shifting and the U.S. Tax Code" to really ruin your day.
As we mentioned last week, MuckRock user Evan Anderson recently received a cache of documents related to the Austin Regional Intelligence Center, providing invaluable insight into how the Federal government works with local law enforcement to wage the war on terror. Among these revelations: the FBI really wants a moment of your time to fill out this quick survey.
Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement posted a call for bids for database access to one of the existing nationwide networks of license plate readers. The next day, the ICE records team responded that they were unable to track down the order that top officials issued last year to scrap a similar proposal amid serious privacy concerns.