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Shining a light…

Shining a light…

National Sunshine Week (March 14-20) gave CNPA Members a chance to share with readers how and why journalists ask questions, request records, and obtain and explain it all.

Here are four such observances:

“The definition of a ‘record’ can be broad.”

Sunshine Week: Some Local Governments Keep Info in the Dark (GVWire)

“Most officials profess to believe in transparency. But while they talk the talk, they don’t walk the walk.”

California officials ignore public’s right to information (The Fresno Bee)

“Ensure a commitment to openness in all cases, not just when transparency bolsters the justification for government acts.”

Editorial: On Sunshine Week, a reminder to Petaluma leaders (Petaluma Argus-Courier)

“Wherever we might find governments operating in the darkness of secrecy and no transparency, we will find a dying democracy.”

National Sunshine Week (Sonoma West Times and News)
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