Stories FOIA told this week has a last minute change of plans, but still coming through with your weekly round up of great stories FOIA and public records helped tell this week — plus news about changes (or potential changes) in state laws.
- NYPD sent video teams to record Occupy and BLM protests over 400 times, documents reveal by George Joseph at The Verge
- Trump’s Team Said It Didn’t Ask For Military Vehicles At Inauguration. Emails Show It Did. by Jessica Schulberg at the Huffington Post.
- NASA blocks FOIA request for potential White House ‘media blackout’ orders by Dell Cameron at the Daily Dot
- Fresh off unanimous Michigan House vote, FOIA bills face tough road in Senate by Emily Lawler at MLive.
- South Carolina bill exempting nonprofits from FOIA laws stalls in House panel by Maya T. Prabhu at The Post & Courier, along with a related editorial decrying the potential change
- Arkansas FOI exemption for highway patrol advances by Noel Oman for Arkansas Times
- Heroin does discriminate: Data suggest poor, uneducated neighborhoods in Summit are the most ravaged by drugs by Nick Glunt in the Akron Beacon Journal
- Guantanamo Detainees to Kansas?: Department of Defense Papers by KNSS staff
- Virginia budget writer Norment also William and Mary’s best paid adjunct by Travis Fain at Daily Press
- Ohio nursing homes among the nation’s lowest rated in quality of care by John Caniglia and Jo Ellen Corriga for The Plain Dealer
- Former Baltimore County police chief still on payroll, will receive $117,000 severance package by Alison Knezevich for The Baltimore Sun
- Florida legislator helped friend with secret $1 million state payment by Arek Sarkissian for Naples Daily News
Hat tip: We came across a number of great local stories this week in the excellent Local Matters newsletter. Subscribe for a weekly does of public records inspiration from around the country. Want to see a story in next week’s round-up? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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