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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Dec. 06, 2022 07:13 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 30, 2022. Editorial: Missouri’s aging Sunshine Law is too easy for politicians to ignore. Strengthen it A recent court ruling that the Missouri attorney general’s office “knowingly” violated the state Sunshine Law in 2018 is an...

North Dakota AG Wrigley: Deleted emails 'irretrievable'

Nov. 22, 2022 17:29 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley said Tuesday that an outside tech firm tried and failed to resurrect the deleted email accounts held by his predecessor Wayne Stenehjem and Stenehjem’s deputy. The timing of the deletions had raised...

Judge rules Hawley-led agency broke record laws on purpose

Nov. 15, 2022 17:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge ruled that a state agency previously led by Republican Josh Hawley broke public record laws on purpose to help his U.S. Senate campaign. Cole County Presiding Judge Jon Beetem on Monday fined the Attorney General's Office $12,000 and attorney...

Biden, Xi shake hands, open meeting aiming to 'build a floor' in relationship amid sharp economic, security tensions

Nov. 14, 2022 04:41 AM EST
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Biden, Xi shake hands, open meeting aiming to 'build a floor' in relationship amid sharp economic, security tensions.

Settlement reached in suits over FBI posing as AP reporter

Nov. 04, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will get a $145,000 settlement following a pair of lawsuits filed after an FBI agent posed as a reporter for The Associated Press and created a fake story. The long-running Freedom of Information Act cases led to...