Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) - Comprehensive, independent, and nonpartisan information on federal enforcement, staffing and funding
Comprehensive non-partisan site with easily accessible statistics on federal law enforcement, staffing and spending. Data on federal employees, spending, prosecutions, sentencing, staffing, etc.
How Health and Education Journalists Can Turn Privacy Laws to Their Advantage
Government records officers frequently cite privacy restrictions to deny data requests. Here are some tips on how to overcome or sidestep these barriers.
How Jerry Falwell Jr. mixed his personal finances with his university's
After parting ways with President Jerry Falwell Jr in the wake of personal scandals, Liberty University has hired a firm to investigate “all facets” of Falwell’s tenure, including the school’s financial and real estate operations.
Records from before reopening show experts warned UNC of COVID-19 outbreaks
Documents obtained by The Daily Tar Heel unravel the discussions and predictions issued to UNC before the announcement of the fall 2020 roadmap reopening plans. Health experts predicted outbreaks of COVID-19 on campus. UNC administration was in communication with leaders at other universities, also working on its plans for reopening for the fall 2020 semester. “There are several other AAU schools about to do the same. I think we will be in like with many other universities. I think we will…
Texas A&M System employees were asked to teach office pet birds to say “howdy.” It didn’t go well.
A few parakeets that seemed to cause most of the consternation were swiftly removed and the birds that remain are well-liked by employees, a System spokesperson said.
Access To and Use Of Voter Registration Lists
This page provides information on 50 state laws on access to and use of voter registration lists, including who is eligible to receive lists, what information lists contain, what information is kept confidential, and how information contained in voter lists may be used.
A nationwide reporting adventure tracks improbably frequent lottery winners
Lawrence Mower of the Palm Beach Post in 2014 filed a public records request for 20 years of data on Florida Lottery winners. After analyzing the data, he found something unusual: A small number of lottery players were winning hundreds of times at almost inconceivably long odds. A statistician compared one frequent winner’s feat to […]