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D.C. body-cam access aired on Newseum TV

D.C. is at forefront of national debate over need to protect public access with sensitivity to crime victims' privacy concerns.

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Coalition updates nationwide body cam access report

Find out how states, cities are addressing thorny issues of collection, retention and public access.

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Coalition's first amicus brief tests Council exemption claim

Superior Court ruling would create 'FOIA black hole' from which Council records might never escape.

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:08am

Schools. To assure some degree of public consultation on the key school appointment—the mayor’s choice for chancellor or head of D.C. Public Schools—the law says the mayor will provide the review panel “the resumes and other pertinent information pertaining to the individuals under consideration.”

But the panel has disbanded, saying they never saw resumes. At his confirmation hearing last week the new deputy mayor for education, Paul Kihn, couldn’t answer Council member Charles Allen’s questions about what was going on.  Washington Post breaks it down.

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018 - 4:28am

Traci Hughes may have been denied a second five-year term as Director of the D.C. Office of Open Government, but at City Paper this week (8) she’s made the editors’ list of 21 “people who give D.C. its distinct character" and "who have something important to say about this moment in D.C.”

Reporter Mitch Ryals reprised some of Hughes’ greatest hits in his interview about her work as a sort of inspector general for problems with D.C. open meetings laws: