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Charlottesville Transparency Project

Charlottesville, Virginia is a municipal government which claims to embrace transparency. We hope to put that to the test with this project to get an idea for how transparent they really are.

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Requester’s Voice: Richmond Transparency and Accountability Project

Requester’s Voice: Richmond Transparency and Accountability Project

The Virginia-based advocacy group Richmond Transparency and Accountability Project talks to Tom Nash about how they use public records to push for police oversight.

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Virginia judges exempt themselves from state public records law

Virginia judges exempt themselves from state public records law

The Virginia Supreme Court has issued eight new rules bringing new exemptions to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act that broadly block access to judicial records.

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Be Seeing You: Richmond, Virginia’s police are making it easier for neighbors to spy on each other

Be Seeing You: Richmond, Virginia’s police are making it easier for neighbors to spy on each other

The same day the Richmond Police Department in Virginia faced national scrutiny after an on-camera white officer threatened black middle schoolers that when they turn 18, “you’re mine,” the department announced a collaboration that will allow neighbors to turn the cameras on each other.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: the Pentagon is blocking requests on Google’s drones, intelligence report labels Antifa as terrorists, and a Virginia county warns Amazon about FOIA requests

This week’s FOIA round-up: the Pentagon is blocking requests on Google’s drones, intelligence report labels Antifa as terrorists, and a Virginia county warns Amazon about FOIA requests

In this week’s FOIA round-up, the Pentagon is blocking requests related to Google’s work on military drones, Antifa are labeled as terrorists in an intelligence report given out to law enforcement, and officials in Virginia’s Arlington County are giving advance warning to Amazon about FOIA requests.

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Virginia school system stalled release of its secret budget

Virginia school system stalled release of its secret budget

Richmond School Board offers a special lesson in how the Virginia Freedom of Information Act is not supposed to work.

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