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This week's FOIA round-up: Credibility-challenged cops, a $10,000 public records settlement, and BuzzFeed’s massive Mueller scoop

This week’s FOIA round-up: Credibility-challenged cops, a $10,000 public records settlement, and BuzzFeed’s massive Mueller scoop

Read a great FOIA-based news story we should highlight? Let us know and maybe we can include it in our next round-up!

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This week’s FOIA round-up: From local scandals to planetary defense

This week’s FOIA round-up: From local scandals to planetary defense

A sexual harassment scandal leads to a FOIA lawsuit, an inquiry at the Department of the Interior gets expanded, and a 130-meter asteroid swings by Earth and almost goes unnoticed.

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As holidays approach, watchful eyes in OpenGov are noting who is naughty and nice

As holidays approach, watchful eyes in OpenGov are noting who is naughty and nice

With the holidays upon us, requesters everywhere are making a list of the documents they hope to find in their stocking this year. But not everyone is in the mood for transparency cheer, with allegations that some top officials are pulling a Grinch when it comes to handing out the documents the public is owed.

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FOIAing the Trump Administration: What’s going on at the EPA?

FOIAing the Trump Administration: What’s going on at the EPA?

The Environmental Protection Agency last week pledged to clear out its backlog of FOIA requests from the Obama administration, but the agency is at the same time experiencing a glut of new requests. This week, we take a close look at the notable successes and frustrations of FOIAing Trump’s EPA.

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Pentagon flagged MuckRock FOIA requests for extra attention

Pentagon flagged MuckRock FOIA requests for extra attention

All defense and military agencies filter and flag FOIA requests likely to draw media attention, according to documents released by the Defense Department. At least three MuckRock requests were among those kicked up the ladder for special review from Pentagon brass.

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