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Posted Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 7:24pm in fmulhauser's blog
Analysis of the 2015 data on over 70 D.C. agencies’ responses to requests for public records under the D.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shows troubling trends, according to a new report just released.
Posted Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:05pm in fmulhauser's blog
Updated 7/14/16 to add confirmation by Council Member David Grosso in a...
Posted Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:39am in fmulhauser's blog
A decade of mayoral opinions on appeals of agency denials of public records requested under FOIA (2006-2016) are now available online.
Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 3:21pm in fmulhauser's blog
Unveiled in late May, a plan by regional leaders will create a Metrorail safety oversight body with power to investigate problems but also the power to meet in secret and withhold its findings from the public.  See...
Posted Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 4:37pm in fmulhauser's blog
The D.C. high court ruled June 9 that an obscure law doesn’t work as an almost total exemption for the D.C.
Posted Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:39am in fmulhauser's blog
The D.C. public records law requires agencies to respond when they get a “request reasonably describing any public record.” 
Posted Monday, May 23, 2016 - 11:44pm in fmulhauser's blog
Costs can be a barrier to students’ use of public records laws to research government archives as part of their education.  But Kathryn Sack, a Virginia graduate student, won her case in the U.S.
Posted Monday, April 25, 2016 - 1:41pm in fmulhauser's blog
The D.C. Rental Housing Commission, a three-member body that sets rent ceilings, writes necessary regulations and hears appeals of decisions on rent complaints, in recent weeks has begun operating in greater sunshine.
Posted Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:56am in fmulhauser's blog
The D.C. Housing Authority commissioners have for many months met in secret before their regular meetings, without announcement or records, to discuss a range of topics required by law to be heard in open session.
Posted Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:35pm in fmulhauser's blog
“Significant difficulty,”  “obstacles and delays,” no access to talk with women prisoners, and zero response to public records requests from D.C.
Posted Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:07pm in fmulhauser's blog
Emails went missing the first time D.C. television reporters asked for agency staff communications that could shed light on weak preparations for a sudden snow storm back on January 20. And no one is saying why.
Posted Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:52pm in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATE 7/21/16: Metro announced July 17 a new data feed it says should correct the problems noted earlier in the post below.
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