Tensions soar in Wisconsin over public records Link opens in a new window.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday fought over open-records laws covering unsubstantiated misconduct allegations against public servants.

The case at hand stems from requests by The Lakeland Times newspaper for state records on its communicati…

Arizona bills would limit access to public records Link opens in a new window.

The Arizona Legislature is considering a pair of bills that would limit public access to government records and make it more difficult for individuals to recoup legal costs in battles with the government over those records.

Supporters said the inte…

Column: Flint case shows records should be open to all Link opens in a new window.

Virginians should be immensely proud of a Virginia Tech professor and his research team’s members for their role in exposing the poisoning of Flint, Mich., residents who were forced to drink toxic water that was laced with dangerously high leve…

Utah lawmakers debate need for transparency into how tax funding is used by charter-school-hired companies Link opens in a new window.

Moroni Alvarez attended traditional public school until fifth grade, when a move placed his family near Freedom Preparatory Academy in Provo.

Now seven years later, the high school senior said he appreciates the emphasis on technology, leadership and service at his charter school. But he also acknowledged there are some drawbacks that stem from the school’s comparably small student body. “In my class the ratio of boys to girls is like four-to-one,” he said. “No. Five-to-one.”

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Las Vegas police union contract discussions opened to the public Link opens in a new window.

The Las Vegas Police Managers and Supervisors Association struck a blow for public union transparency Tuesday, allowing the public to attend contract negotiations for the first time. But the public didn’t show up.

Besides the representatives on either side of the table at Metro headquarters on Martin Luther King Boulevard, there were only a few spectators, mostly reporters. And people attending the meeting would have had difficulty following the proceedings; talks covered esoteric subjects only insiders would understand.

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