Oklahoma County sheriff’s refusal to release jail-death records garners Black Hole recognition

A long-time library executive, the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and an assistant Tulsa County district attorney were named recipients of FOI Oklahoma’s annual awards this year. Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor received Continue Reading →

FOI Oklahoma seeks nominations for 2017 freedom of information, First Amendment awards

FOI Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its annual awards honoring individuals and organizations who promote the First Amendment and freedom of information. Nominations also are being sought for the Black Hole Award that recognizes Continue Reading →

EPA head Scott Pruitt deemed open records Black Hole while he served as Okla. attorney general

OKLAHOMA CITY – A city clerk, a college professor and a Norman attorney received awards Friday for their contributions to openness in government and for promoting the free flow of information in Continue Reading →

FOI Oklahoma seeks nominations for First Amendment, freedom of information awards for 2016

Nominations are being accepted for FOI Oklahoma’s annual awards program that recognizes individuals and organizations who promote the First Amendment and freedom of information. The organization’s Black Hole Award is designated for those Continue Reading →

FOI Oklahoma deems Norman a Black Hole for refusing to release records

Three Oklahomans were honored Saturday by FOI Oklahoma for their efforts to promote the First Amendment and the free-flow of public information. The organization’s Black Hole recognition went to the city of Continue Reading →

FOI Oklahoma seeks nominations for First Amendment, freedom of information awards for 2015

Freedom of Information Oklahoma is accepting nominations for its annual awards that will recognize individuals and organizations that promoted the First Amendment and the free flow of information to the public in Continue Reading →

FOI Oklahoma bestows Black Hole award on judge who closed courtroom, records of billionaire oil baron’s divorce trial

An administrator with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, a state lawmaker and a persistent University of Oklahoma student won FOI Oklahoma’s top awards Saturday at the organization’s Sunshine Week program. The Black Hole recognition, Continue Reading →