Baton Rouge TV station neglects to answer lawsuit, hit with $2.5 million defamation judgment that likely will not stand

There’s an old saying from back in the days of my long-lost youth that sometimes you have to hit a mule in the head with a two-by-four to get his attention, 995 more words


Pre-proposal statement of inquiry: rule making

The State Auditor’s Office filed with the Code Reviser’s Office the notice to begin the rule making process to amend WAC 48-13 Access to Public Records.  78 more words

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Help Save Access to New York City Vital Records!

Via the NYG&B website

“The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is proposing a new rule that would affect when birth and death records are made available to the public and transferred to the Department of Records and Information Services. 46 more words


Privacy and local pot taxes -- Opinion

The budding marijuana industry in Oregon has created a direct conflict with the state’s venerable Public Records Law.

Here’s the situation:

Marijuana retail stores pay taxes to the cities in which they’re located. 86 more words


Courts Reporting 101: Bond setting

This is one of several posts I’m writing about the criminal court process from the perspective of a reporter.

So you walk into your newspaper on a Monday morning to find your city editor all amped up about an arrest from the night before. 1,289 more words


Oregon Justice Department Clears Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer

Oregon’s Department of Justice has concluded that Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer did not commit criminal acts by destroying public records and issuing handgun licenses to out-of-state residents. 14 more words

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a million.  Until a year ago, though, the law with regard to law enforcement videos was muddy.  735 more words

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