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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...
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...
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...

...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...
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...
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...
What others say: State should revisit, debate strengthening Public Records Act suing over that denial.The Legislature itself, however, may be the worst offender in flouting the spirit of open government. The body carved out a whale-sized exemption for itself from the state Open Meetings Act, which requires public...
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.


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