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Newly released documents shed light on 1983 nuclear war scare with Soviets

The Soviet Union prepared for “the immediate use of nuclear weapons” in response to a NATO military exercise, according to the U.S. documents.
  • Feb 17, 2021

SBA seeks to delay release of loan records following court order

The Small Business Administration has asked to delay production of its small-business loan records after a federal judge ordered they be made public by Nov. 19. The agency has not commented on whether it will appeal.
  • Nov 17, 2020

Public records requests fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic

Working from home, government officials scramble to keep up with requests.
  • Oct 1, 2020

State Department releases cable that launched claims that coronavirus escaped from Chinese lab

Leaked contents of the cable sparked unproven speculation from senior U.S. officials that the outbreak occurred as a result of an accident.
  • Jul 17, 2020

Thousands of OSHA complaints filed against companies for virus workplace safety concerns, records show

The complaints offer a snapshot of the fear experienced by the slice of working Americans compelled to work even as the majority have been urged to stay at home, and they come from an array of workplaces: hospitals, construction companies, grocery stores, pharmacies and shipping companies.
  • Apr 16, 2020

In new report, Maryland open-records officials urge greater transparency

Additional staffer and resources are needed to enforce public records laws, they say.
  • Jan 3, 2020

Hundreds sought Nationals vanity plates in Va. during historic World Series run

Some messages targeting former Nationals player Bryce Harper were rejected, however.
  • Dec 6, 2019

How to ensure we have a more open, accountable government

Congress must strengthen the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Mar 13, 2019