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FSRN Weekly Edition – October 31, 2014

Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records California’s Prop 47 could free one in five inmates from state prisons Legislation seeks to reform FOIA and improve access to government information Corruption and extremism...

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:55 am

Legislation seeks to reform FOIA and improve access to government information

Forty years ago, in the wake of the Watergate Scandal, the Privacy Act was passed along with amendments to bolster the Freedom of Information Act. These two pieces of legislation sought not only to...

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 9:14 am

Corruption and extremism hinder efforts to rebuild bombed-out Pakistani schools

This year, Pakistani teen Malala Yusufzai shared the Nobel Peace Prize for her work advocating for education and peace in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. On Wednesday, she was also awarded the World’s Children’s Prize. The...

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:45 am

Q&A: “Yes means yes” and on-campus sexual assault prevention

On college campuses from Washington to Florida, from Maine to Southern California university students, faculty and community members took part in a National Day of Action Wednesday against sexual assault. Participants carried mattresses and...

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 1:31 pm

California’s Prop 47 could free one in five inmates from state prisons

A ballot initiative in California could result in the early release of one in five of the inmates in the state’s prison system. Supporters of Proposition 47 say it could save the state hundreds...

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 1:35 pm

Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records

The 2014 elections are underway around the United States with voters already casting ballots both at early polling sites and by mail. Next Tuesday is Election Day, and costly campaign advertising has been hitting...

Posted on 27 October 2014 | 2:18 pm

FSRN Weekly Edition – October 24, 2014

Canada honors soldier; PM calls for swift action on ramped up security powers Election 2014: Wisconsin battle for Governor’s mansion Los Angeles seeks to renegotiate multimillion dollar fees owed to Wall Street banks Bedouin...

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:57 am

Election 2014: Wisconsin battle for Governor’s mansion

Wisconsin is locked in a tight race for Governor. Scott Walker, best known for his union-busting law which sparked massive protests and a Capitol occupation, is up for re-election. If he wins this race,...

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:54 am

Canada honors soldier; PM calls for expedited expansion of policing authority

Parliamentarians in Canada held a moment of silence Thursday in honor of the guard killed in an attack at Ottawa’s war memorial this week. The gunman later stormed the Parliament where the Sergeant-at-Arms shot...

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 9:37 am

Q&A: After attacks, Canada’s PM calls for new security and surveillance powers

Parliamentarians in Canada held a moment of silence Thursday in honor of the guard killed in an attack at Ottawa’s war memorial the day before. The gunman later stormed Parliament where the Sergeant-at-Arms shot...

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 2:22 pm