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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: The long-awaited story behind Washington’s "sky penis"

This Week’s FOIA Round-Up: The long-awaited story behind Washington’s “sky penis”

In this week’s FOIA roundup, the Navy Times investigates the jet that drew a giant penis over Washington state, text messages indicate that Michigan Representative Larry Inman sought campaign contributions in exchange for his vote, and records reveal that West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has been largely absent from his legislative responsibilities.

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DOJ ordered police notes contradicting the suicide narrative for Danny Casolaro be sealed

DOJ ordered police notes contradicting the suicide narrative for Danny Casolaro be sealed

An examination of the original handwritten police notes about the death of journalist Danny Casolaro contradict the official claims and conclusions of the Justice Department and the Special Counsel investigation led by Judge John Bua. The police notes, originally seized by the federal government and allegedly still under seal, undermine the narrative that Danny Casolaro committed suicide, and appear to provide corroboration that someone took his briefcase containing many of his notes and papers at the time of his death.

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Journalists are getting arrested for doing their jobs, and the paper trail is sketchy

Journalists are getting arrested for doing their jobs, and the paper trail is sketchy

From a reporter in West Virginia getting arrested for “aggressive questioning” to an independent journalist facing 70 years in prison for documenting the inauguration protests, members of the press are facing legal consequences for doing their jobs - and the police’s paper trail just doesn’t add up.

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