Evening Update Tues March 29

Backlogs of Freedom of Information Act requests have more than doubled since 2009.

A State Assemblyman proposes legislation to stop the fraudulent use of disability placards by motorists.

Romantic partners have a significant influence on the financial behavior of college students.

Soil samples are being collected in Boyle Heights to monitor lead contamination levels from the closed Exide battery recycling plant.

Gun violence in the United States is a major problem, but the flow of federal dollars for research remains insufficient.

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