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Official wants independence for new Oregon transparency role

Sep. 10, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon official who is resigning her job aimed at making government more transparent is urging her successors to defend the independence of the new office in the face of attempted influence by the governor's office. Public Records Advocate Ginger McCall, who announced her resignation...

'Conservative' string attached to $50 million college gift

Aug. 30, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A $50 million gift made earlier this year to Virginia's largest public university was given specifically to "promote the conservative principles of governance," newly released documents show, raising concerns from critics that it compromises academic freedom at the school. George Mason...