Former Chickasha city manager alleges open records, meeting violations

Chickasha’s former city manager has accused city officials of open government violations centered around his firing in early October. In a lawsuit filed Oct. 24, Alan Guard said officials violated the state Open Continue Reading →

OKC school district, NOC reconsider banning public from taking notes when reading docs

Oklahoma City Public School District and Northern Oklahoma College officials are reviewing their procedures/policies with an eye toward removing bans on the public using “writing instruments while viewing” records. Rather than take Continue Reading →

Sorry, government bureaucrats; But Oklahomans may make their own copies of public records

A reporter reviewing state Health Department records recently was told she couldn’t take photos of the documents with her smartphone. Meanwhile, the state Department of Education, Northern Oklahoma College and the Oklahoma City Public Continue Reading →

Court of Civil Appeals rejects coach’s plea to seal court record of DUI

A coach’s concern about the consequences if her players and students discovered her “conviction for driving under the influence and revocation of her driver’s license” was not a compelling reason to seal Continue Reading →

Activists’ lawsuit alleges Norman officials violate Open Records Act

Norman city officials violated the Open Records Act by charging to search for records requested in the public interest and by failing to provide “prompt, reasonable access” to documents, two activists allege Continue Reading →

Stillwater Medical Center employee salaries are public information, judge rules

Like other government workers, Stillwater Medical Center employees do not have an expectation of privacy that shields their salaries or compensation from public disclosure, a Payne County district judge has ruled. “The Continue Reading →

House committee passes bill to gut Oklahoma Open Records Act

Fees for public records would be significantly expanded and 10 exemptions would be added to the Oklahoma Open Records Act under a bill approved Thursday by the House Public Safety Committee. Government Continue Reading →