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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010, 9:54 A.M.

Kevin: In Praise Of Betsy Russell

It is unusual for us to use this space to praise one of our competitors. When it comes to open government, though, the media should be allies. And we're glad to have Betsy Russell on our side. The Spokane Spokesman-Review Statehouse reporter is a passionate, proven - and persuasive - advocate for the public's right to know. Idaho has a better open meetings law, one that's more enforceable and more clear for local agencies, thanks in part to Russell's work as longtime president of the Idaho Press Club/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Does anyone but the media care about open government in Idaho?

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