Thursday January 24, 2019 04:39 PM Democratic lawmaker calls for hearings on Interior Department proposal to put restrictions on public records requests Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for a free press are challenging an Interior Department proposal to limit requests for access to public records under the federal Freedom of Information Act, saying Thursday the moves would "clamp down on transparency." Separately, Arizona Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, asked acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in a letter late Wednesday to extend the almost-over 30-day public comment period and hold agency public hearings on the proposed changes. An agency spokeswoman said the agency would respond to Grijalva's letter "in a timely manner." Interior Department spokeswoman Faith Vander Voort responded to Grijalva's calls for more public input on the restrictions, saying Thursday that … [Read more...] about Interior proposal to limit records requests draws challenge
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Jessica Bliss Nashville Tennessean Published 9:48 PM EST Dec 23, 2018 When children and families walk into therapist Stacy Jagger's office for help with behavior and connection issues, the first thing she usually recommends is a 30-day blackout from technology. Yes, that means no cellphones, no television, no Netflix streaming or social media. For. The. Entire. Family. (With maybe a few work-related exceptions.) "That’s when the parents look at me like I am absolutely insane," Jagger says. "Like I have lost my mind. "I explain that the first five days are going to be hell on earth. And days six and seven are what I call 'the pit of despair' where the child honestly thinks boredom is going to kill them. "But no child has actually died of boredom. "The next three weeks after that, I simply coach the parents to replace what used to be entertainment with connection activities. "Then, I literally watch connection happen and their … [Read more...] about 30-day tech blackout helps families reconnect — after device withdrawal
Lowcountry residents who trade in driving alone for a more sustainable commute could win tasty prizes in October. That’s when the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) Lowcountry Go commuter services program is sponsoring the first-ever LowGoTober challenge. The event, which takes place Oct. 22-26, is aimed at encouraging commuters to try sustainable options for traveling to and from work by way of carpool, vanpool, transit, bike, walk, or telecommuting. Participating in LowGoTober is easy: Register with Lowcountry Go by visiting lowcountrygo.com or downloading the Lowcountry Go app on Apple or Android devices. Track trips each day (up to two, one-way trips daily) for a chance to win daily prizes. All trips must be logged by 8 a.m. the following day to be entered in daily drawings. Keep an eye on the live leader board at ridelowgo.com. The top LowGoTober challengers will be chosen at the end of the week for bigger prizes! “The LowcountryGo … [Read more...] about BCDCOG LowGoTober Commuter Challenge Offers Prizes for Smart Commuting October 22-26
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, provided by 12:19 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 You might think a coffin is the last thing you need, but if you can hang out in one for just 30 hours, you can win big. You might think a coffin is the last thing you need, but if you can hang out in one for just 30 hours, you can win big. Photo: Mike Kemp/Getty Images Two ministers married 1,000 couples in one day on top of the Goliath roller coaster at Magic Mountain on Valentine's Day 2000. Vows were said before the coaster made its first drop. Two ministers married 1,000 couples in one day on top of the Goliath roller coaster at Magic Mountain on Valentine's Day 2000. Vows were said before the coaster made its first drop. The first Six Flags had attractions like a stagecoach ride. Eventually those were replaced by scream-worthy rides. The first Six Flags had attractions like a stagecoach ride. Eventually those were … [Read more...] about Would you spend 30 hours in a coffin to win $300?
Holly V. Hays Indianapolis Star Published 11:19 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 A late effort by Attorney General Curtis Hill to challenge an agreement establishing early voting sites in Marion County has drawn rebukes from a government watchdog, the local NAACP branch, the Marion County Election Board and the state’s top election official, Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Hill in a Tuesday filing in federal court said an agreement that Common Cause Indiana and the Indianapolis NAACP reached with the Marion County Election Board to add early voting sites is contrary to Indiana law and the public interest. He said election boards should decide voting sites, not courts of law. Common Cause Indiana, the Indianapolis NAACP and the election board all said Wednesday that Hill needs to get his facts right. Lawson called his action "reckless." Tony Dungy on national anthem: Give players time at mic 'Broken promises': AT&T workers rally in Indianapolis Hill in a written statement … [Read more...] about Curtis Hill draws criticism for ‘reckless’ challenge of early-voting case