Stories tagged: open records
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Legislature’s efforts to keep secrets from the public is shameful self-dealing
There’s a fascinatingly circular argument the attorneys for the Washington Legislature are making for why lawmakers should be allowed to keep the records of their activities secret from the public. …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
No peeking: You can’t see Washington lawmakers records because of this law
When rejecting requests for everything from lawmakers’ daily calendars to emails to disciplinary reports, legislative attorneys routinely cite language quietly added more than two decades ago to Washington’s public records …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Washington Legislature passes bill on police body cameras
The Legislature has passed a bill that seeks to keep police body-camera videos available to the public while limiting broad requests for the footage.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Police officer names would be kept secret under Virginia bill
Should the government be allowed to keep the names of police officers secret from the news media and public? A bill moving forward in Virginia would do that.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2011
Eye on Boise: Seminars on open meetings, public records draw well
More than 230 people throughout North Idaho attended open government seminars last week in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow and Lewiston. Each of the sessions, sponsored by Idahoans for Openness in …
Tue., April 27, 2010
Idaho watching R-71 signature case
BOISE – Idaho has much at stake in Washington’s big U.S. Supreme Court case over whether referendum petition signatures should be public. “Our initiative and referendum statute is very similar …
Mon., April 26, 2010, 3:17 p.m.
Idaho has stake in Washington signatures case
Idaho has much at stake in Washington’s big U.S. Supreme Court case over whether referendum petition signatures should be public or not. “Our initiative and referendum statute is very similar …
Thu., Oct. 15, 2009, 2:27 p.m.
Court exempts Wash. state judiciary from disclosure
The judiciary in Washington is exempt from public disclosure requirements under the state’s Public Records Act, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, creating what a critic called a “huge black …
Tue., Aug. 18, 2009, 4:26 p.m.
Government transparency site launched in Idaho
A nonprofit group on Tuesday launched a new “government transparency” Web site designed to give anyone who’s interested details about state and local government spending in Idaho, from a mayor’s …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2007
Open season on open records
OLYMPIA – Here are some of Washington’s government secrets: Preliminary drafts. Pesticide-poisoning reports. Complaints about embalmers. And the names of van-pool riders. Thirty-five years after Washington voters included open-records rules …