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Cal Thomas: Sunshine Week should turn up the heat

...Editors to "promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information." What better time to...Congress and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. Open government ensures that government better serves the people...
Open secrets

...the audacity to expose conduct that violates the entire tradition of our alleged right to privacy.What is it about open government these people don't understand? How do they determine that they can't be bound by the rules of a democracy that...
What others say: Public should play role in city manager selection

...during its Jan. 14 meeting. Our hope is that the process will be a model for open government and those applicants who place the highest priority on open government will rise to the top for consideration. We can think of no reason for the council...
Alaskans need to protect their rights

...Revenue are a party." Citizen power is in the ballot box! Elect honest officials with integrity and a belief in open government who are willing to address problems and solve them in a bipartisan manner.
Chenault wins District 29 by a landslide

...accomplish." Sybille Castro said she voted for Knudsen and for gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker because they stood for open government. "We need transparent government here in Alaska, no more backroom deals," she said. "Alaskans need to put Alaska...
Where do the elite meet? Behind closed doors

...candidly topics ranging from foreign affairs and intelligence gathering to tax policy and elections strategy. But some open-government advocates say the events reduce confidence in the democratic process."This just creates more ways for mega-donors...
Current administration consistently denies Freedom of Information Act requests

...priority to respond quickly," Schultz said. Sunday was the start of Sunshine Week, when news organizations promote open government and freedom of information. The chief of the Justice Department's Office of Information Policy, which oversees...
Murkowski co-sponsors donor disclosure legislation

...last year on issue ads. Those groups don't have to disclose their donors because they're governed by tax law.Open-government groups have pushed Congress, to no avail, for a law that would require politically active groups to disclose their...
Open government works for community

These are difficult times, and this is a serious and divisive issue to discuss in the best of times. We can work together as a community, we can share our talents and resources to assist our elected officials with difficult decisions working together in tough times and finding creative solutions to difficult challenges.
Soldotna City Council

...opportunities for youth, families and seniors. * Open government, including more effective communications between...your vision for Soldotna in the future. I believe open government and grass-roots involvement is the key to our success...


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