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Group sues US for details about impact of grazing program

Sep. 25, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government is keeping details secret about a cattle grazing program in six Western states that could be harming habitat and endangered species, an environmental group says. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Western Watersheds Project said the Interior...

Army redacts report on Texas training that killed 9

Sep. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Army is not publicly releasing its full investigation into a 2016 training session at a Texas military base that left nine people dead, arguing it has the right to protect privacy and not reveal its deliberations. Eight soldiers and a West Point cadet died when their vehicle...

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...