Monthly Archives: July 2016

Jul 15

Celebrate the FOIA Anniversary by Sending One

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act, which gives citizens, as well as journalists, insights into the workings of their government. Under this law, citizens can ask for any records kept by the government.  They … Read More

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Jul 05

Eid al-Fitr Is Likely an Underreported Story

Today is Eid al-Fitr, one of the holiest days for Muslims. It’s the end of Ramadan, the season of fasting and prayer  (see previous post or read more here).   I haven’t seen many stories in local or national media about … Read More

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