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School’s Out for Striking

Labor strikes are on the rise again, and this time, teachers are leading the charge. Join MuckRock in FOIA’ing education strikes throughout the U.S.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: USDA adopts a new "hands-off" animal welfare policy, ICE is putting mentally ill migrants in solitary confinement, and an L.A. official was paid by an agency he was lobbying

This week’s FOIA round-up: USDA adopts a new “hands-off” animal welfare policy, ICE is putting mentally ill migrants in solitary confinement, and an L.A. official was paid by an agency he was lobbying

In this week’s FOIA round-up, the number of animal welfare citations issued by the USDA has decreased by 65% under the Trump Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is placing record numbers of migrants in solitary confinement, many of whom are mentally ill, L.A. official Michael LoGrande was lobbying private developers while serving as the head of the city’s Planning Agency, and the Tennessee Court of Appeals rules that state agencies still have to release public records that are part of criminal investigations.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has a new policy to protect employees from workplace harassment and ICE detainees in San Diego are being subjected to medical neglect

This week’s FOIA round-up: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has a new policy to protect employees from workplace harassment and ICE detainees in San Diego are being subjected to medical neglect

In this week’s FOIA round-up, High Country News obtains the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ new employee harassment policy, documents obtained by the Voice of San Diego show Immigration and Customs Enforcement is neglecting to care for detainees with serious medical conditions, and sexual misconduct allegations against doctors in California have drastically increased over the past two years according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: Alaskans sue Interior for oil drilling information, data shows federal aid favors the wealthiest farmers, and Los Angeles pension trustees spend big on international getaway

This week’s FOIA round-up: Alaskans sue Interior for oil drilling information, data shows federal aid favors the wealthiest farmers, and Los Angeles pension trustees spend big on international getaway

In this week’s FOIA round-up, Alaska natives sued the Trump Administration for concealing information regarding oil drilling, an environmental advocacy group shows that the bulk of U.S. farm aid goes to wealthy farmers, and members of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement draw public scrutiny after going on pricey international vacations.

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Five cities, five different approaches to algorithms in government

Five cities, five different approaches to algorithms in government

We looked at five cities and the steps and policies that are bringing new technology to city hall.

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Traffic managers move to connect vehicles to infrastructure, each other

Traffic managers move to connect vehicles to infrastructure, each other

Recent efforts have shown that even high-tech solutions meant to decrease congestion and increase travel speeds and efficiency require significant planning and funding.

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