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This week’s FOIA Roundup: Texas declined air pollution tests after Hurricane Harvey, a Missouri senator is back under scrutiny for election violations, and new report questions self-driving car safety

This week’s FOIA Roundup: Texas declined air pollution tests after Hurricane Harvey, a Missouri senator is back under scrutiny for election violations, and new report questions self-driving car safety

In this week’s FOIA round-up, emails show Texas declined National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s offer to test for air pollution following Hurricane Harvey, a Missouri senator, fresh out of an election violation investigation, is now back under scrutiny thanks to newly released communications, and now-public data shows that self-driving cars aren’t as safe as regulators claim.

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This week’s round-up: FEMA gets ICE'd, a splurging superintendent in Texas, and a chance to nominate your free speech hero

This week’s round-up: FEMA gets ICE’d, a splurging superintendent in Texas, and a chance to nominate your free speech hero

For this week’s FOIA round-up, we’re taking a look at FEMA cuts for ICE programming, a school leader’s spending habits, and Scott Pruitt’s money problems. Plus, open nominations for the FAC Free Speech and Open Government Award.

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This week's round-up: FEMA's "floating hotel," Michigan State University flooded with Larry Nassar requests, and a rare "reverse FOIA"

This week’s round-up: FEMA’s “floating hotel,” Michigan State University flooded with Larry Nassar requests, and a rare “reverse FOIA”

Records released this week through FOIA requests show the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid millions for a ‘half-empty floating hotel’ last hurricane season. Plus, Michigan State University struggles to keep up with records requests about Larry Nassar, Humana’s “reverse FOIA,” and an exciting job opportunity with the New York Times, all in this week’s round-up.

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Puerto Rico looks to privatize its prison system

Puerto Rico looks to privatize its prison system

As part of efforts to rebuild and restructure Puerto Rico after last fall’s destructive hurricane season, the island territory is actively planning to use private prisons on the mainland to house a third of its current inmate population.

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Read FEMA’s 2014 plan for dealing with a hurricane in Puerto Rico

Read FEMA’s 2014 plan for dealing with a hurricane in Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency just released its plan from 2014 for how to respond to a hurricane in Puerto Rico, after having denied ProPublica’s request for the same document in October.

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