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Bob Franken: Open-government charade

...transmitting information, we continue to be held captive to contrived events and spoon-fed information while most of our open government is conducted in old-fashioned secrecy. No wonder officials get so angry about leaks. They show everyone that their...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-15/bob-franken-open-government-chara
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Alaska advances suit over federal refuge closures

...6 million." But the federal government, in court records, contends the lawsuit is moot since the refuges are open. Government attorney Dean Dunsmore, in a May filing, said while the plaintiffs point to past lapses in federal money, they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-26-0
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-05-12/where-do-the-elite-meet-behind-cl
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-16-0
News

...induction 25 years after the release of their first record.Journalists, advocates voice concern about limits on open government at state and local levelIt was a chilling crime and, even with a quick arrest, disturbing questions lingered.Derrick...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-15-5
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Public records in real time: Commissioner says state is doing well to fulfill requests

Alaska has a long and proud tradition of open government and citizen access to the state's public records...few months. We remain committed to transparent, open government and the right of the people to access Alaska's public...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120108/ope_362284819.shtml
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-23/murkowski-co-sponsors-donor-disclosu
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Parnell won't change state email policy

...different from any other records, and subject to retention rules.John McKay, an Anchorage attorney who specializes in open government cases, said he believes the court didn't endorse use of private accounts but tried to take a "commonsense" approach...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-15/parnell-wont-change-state-email-poli
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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.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/061109/let_351049511.shtml
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092707/oped_3992.shtml

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