• ‘Hire some new redactors': How US hinders records requests

    As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government’s once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays in the federal Freedom of Information Act.

  • D.C. teachers want evaluation data to be public

    WASHINGTON — The union representing D.C. public educators says that language tucked into the District’s budget bill would prevent the public and the union alike from accessing teacher evaluation results, but city officials dispute that…

  • DC rarely releases 911 call audio

    The District of Columbia receives nearly 1.3 million 911 calls a year, and city officials insist that audio from those calls is public information. Yet the public rarely gets a chance to hear them. Officials…

  • U.S. releases records confirming existence of Area 51

    While Americans have heard of the section of Nevada most associated with the search for extraterrestrial life and a government conspiracy to cover up the existence of aliens, the National Security Archive at George Washington University has obtained declassified documents that \”finally\” confirm the land\’s existence.