22 results for " keeping secrets"

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    Bill would dial back access to records

    Since a recent law opened personnel records, the public has learned details about untrustworthy cops and an administrator who received tens of thousands of dollars in pay members of his board said they didn't know about.

    Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2:00 AM

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    Wake, Lincoln sheriffs attempt to sidestep law

    After an altercation that left a Wake County jail inmate comatose, Sheriff Donnie Harrison recently declined to say whether the officer involved had ever been suspended, demoted or promoted.

    Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2:00 AM

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    Rules shield former trooper

    A young woman returning from a trip to a convenience store was near her Raleigh home on the night of May 24 when a police officer in an unmarked car pulled her over. The officer is alleged to have placed the woman in handcuffs and then exposed h...

    Monday, January 24, 2011 at 2:00 AM

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    Airport chief's pay is a surprise

    When recently retired Pitt-Greenville Airport manager James Turcotte landed on the list of the state's top 10 state and local government pensioners, it surprised some members of the small regional airport's board.

    Friday, December 31, 2010 at 2:00 AM

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    NC Attorney General: Open up the personnel files

    A legal opinion issued today by the state Attorney General's office says that the new law on personnel records requires state and local governments to release historical information on public employees' salary, employment and discipline.

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2:29 PM

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    Drescher: Little sunshine in Revenue Department's stonewall

    "I'm going to open the windows wide in the state capital, and we're going to let the sunshine in."

    Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2:00 AM

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    N&O series 'Keeping Secrets' wins award

    A series of News & Observer stories about the state's secretive personnel law has won a national journalism award.

    Friday, September 3, 2010 at 2:00 AM

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    N.C. ethics reform law signed, opening state workers' records

    With two suspensions for inappropriate contact with a student, Jessica Wishnask quietly left the New Hanover school district two years ago to go work for another. But that will change Oct. 1, thanks to a series of reforms Gov. Bev Perdue signed ...

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 2:00 AM

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    Legislature passes ethics package

    State lawmakers early this morning passed a comprehensive package of ethics and good government reforms. Government scandals prompted much of the legislation.

    Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 4:07 AM

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    Amendment could add to state secrecy

    Tuesday morning, the state House and Senate appeared to be in sync on legislation that would take big steps in disclosing information about disciplined employees. Then the House approved shielding such information unless there's a conviction.

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 2:00 AM

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