FOIA Loopholes

Roger Chesley, Virginian-Pilot: I don't expect local officials to make my life easy when I'm trying to collect information. It's my job to dig that stuff out. I also don't expect them to twist the law to keep details about the public's business from the public. The state's Freedom of Information Act gives authorities too many loopholes. Time after time, Virginians are deprived from learning about what's going on with their leaders and in their communities.