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My Turn: The Unity Ticket and American exceptionalism

...time of great challenges, emerges the "Unity Ticket" of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott; pledging to bring back open government and bring the best and brightest of Alaskans together to meet the challenges we face. Once again, all of the Alaskan...
Alaska Open Meetings Act has long history statute, the minimum allowable notice for an average meeting appears to be three days, according to an Alaska open government guide prepared by media law attorney John McKay.By far the most cited abuse of the Open Meetings Act occurs through...
Alaska Editorial: The people have a right to know 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...
Outside Editorial: Put more sunshine into U.S. Senate campaigns

...Sunshine Week, the nationwide annual call for greater open government so citizens, voters and taxpayers can keep track...Florida's senators should join this reasonable open government process.The FEC wants the Senate to change the rules...
Studies: Alaska lags in transparency

...public_access_to_information.Online:A complete breakdown of Alaska's open government laws can be found online at public information request letter creator can be found online at...
Alaska pursues lawsuit over refuge land 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...
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Legal memo: Text messages are public records in Alaska

...Parnell's administration.French, D-Anchorage, said in a news release that this is about "having a transparent and open government.""It is the right of the public to be able to see how and why their government officials are making the decisions...
Ex- assembly member, state rep supports Jebe for mayor

...come election day next Tuesday.For me her most salient qualification is her strong commitment to transparent and open government. After all, we're talking about everybody's tax money, everybody's public lands, parks, waters and resources...
Conference looks at pros, cons of faith-based initiative

...Concerns over the separation between church and state have hobbled the Bush initiative, which began as an effort to open government programs to churches, synagogues and other religious organizations. The Senate passed scaled-back legislation...
State's Douglas Bridge plan is back before the Assembly

...meeting and objected to a vote, since it was not listed on the Assembly's agenda. "It's not in the spirit of open government," he said. Assembly members agreed to take up a resolution supporting the plan again at Wednesday's work session...


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