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Entries from February 27th, 2009

Your Right to Know: Open Meetings Laws

February 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Using Public Records

Are you curious about how decisions are made and what occurs while your government officials are meeting. Thanks to the open meetings laws you don’t have to just wonder about the meetings, you actually have direct access to them. All states have created some policy whereby meetings involving public matters are open to the public. […]

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Bridge Inspection Records

February 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Kentucky, Ohio, states, West Virginia

Who could forget that deadly Minneapolis bridge collapse in 2007. It was a catastrophe that claimed 13 lives and terrified countless others. Yet, this was not the first bridge collapse in recent American history. There have been many other bridge collapses reported, some the result of crashes that created structural damage, yet other collapses, such […]

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Housing Discrimination Database

February 14th, 2009 · No Comments · federal, New Links, Using Public Records

Does your state or county of a history of discrimination? Despite all the progress made in our country, discrimination is still a fact of life in many arenas. One place where discrimination remains present is in housing. There is a law called the Fair Housing Act (FHA) which actually prohibits discrimination in housing based on […]

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