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Durango considers ban on photographing public documents

From The Durango Herald: Photographing of city records may be banned ...
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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for June 21, 2013

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives. Advocates, journalists honored for supporting open government read more ...
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Legislature, Gov. Jerry Brown back down on attempt to weaken open records law

From Contra Costa Times: SACRAMENTO -- In a resounding victory for open government advocates and the California media, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature on Thursday backed away from plans to make the state's open-records law essentially o ...
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Freedom of Information Act: Requests and denials climb, backlog slows

From Investigative Reporting Workshop: The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that government agency records are open to the public. Access can provide insight into such things as how taxpayer money is spent and what correspo ...
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ONA pushes positive public records reforms

From the Ohio Coalition for Open Government: The Ohio Newspaper Association has begun pushing four suggestions to improve Ohio’s open records laws. read more ...
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FOIA suit reveals Guantánamo’s ‘indefinite detainees’

From Miami Herald: GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The Obama administration Monday lifted a veil of secrecy surrounding the status of the detainees at Guantánamo, for the first time publicly naming the four dozen captives it defin ...
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SPJ honors London with FOI Award Girl Scouts elect 3 Emmys to NBC

From Hartford Business: Sherman D. London, a consultant with the Trumbull-based public relations firm Michael J. London & Associates, has been named this year's recipient of the Helen M. Loy Freedom of Information Award by the Connecticu ...
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Cities, counties could opt out of rules for Calif. open records law under bill sent to Brown

From The Republic: SACRAMENTO, California — Cities and counties could dramatically restrict the information they release to the public without explanation under a bill approved by the state Legislature and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown as part of the state budget package. read more ...
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