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Alaska Editorial: The people have a right to know

...now 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-15/alaska-editorial-people-have-right-kn
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/alaska-pursues-lawsuit-over-refuge-la
Not For Web
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-18/outside-editorial-put-more-sunshine-u
Opinion
Studies: Alaska lags in transparency

...public_access_to_information.Online:A complete breakdown of Alaska's open government laws can be found online at www.rcfp.org/alaska-open-government-guide.A public information request letter creator can be found online at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-21/studies-alaska-lags-transparency
Local
Bill would force super PACs to reveal their donors

...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://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-24/bill-would-force-super-pacs-reveal-thei
State
Transparency you can't believe in - four years later

...signature initiatives: creating open government.On his first day in office...And even though his record on open government issues has been far from spotless...administration helped launch the Open Government Partnership, a multinational...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-07-05/transparency-you-cant-believe-four-ye
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-07/legal-memo-text-messages-are-public-rec
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-28/ex-assembly-member-state-rep-supports
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081403/sta_faithservice.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090203/loc_bridge.shtml
News

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