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Launched in 2005, Sunshine Week has grown into an enduring annual initiative to promote open government and push back against excessive official secrecy. Citizens from across the country are now gearing up for this year’s Sunshine Week – March 12-18

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Sunshine Week Participants 2016

Below are some of the Sunshine Week 2016 participants already on board. Let us know if you should be listed here by sending links or PDFs to sunshineweek @ asne.org. We are working at collecting as much as we can,

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Sunshine Week Events 2016

Across the country, Sunshine Week 2016 will be marked by panel discussions, workshops and other events about using and understanding the latest developments in freedom of information resources. If you’d like to see some of what went on in 2013-2015,

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Your Right to Know: black-and-white

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Your Right to Know: Color

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Keep the conversation going on campaign finance disclosure

Please note: This column is embargoed for publication on March 20, 2016. By George Stanley Editor Milwaukee Journal Sentinel We’ve just completed Sunshine Week — an effort to recognize the fundamental importance of open government to democracy, spearheaded each year

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Photo: US gov’t sets record for failures to find files when asked

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US reduces backlog of records requests, spends more in court

Slug: BC-US–Sunshine Week-FOIA-By The Numbers Headline: US reduces backlog of records requests, spends more in court Summary: Here are key findings from an analysis by The Associated Press of how the Obama administration responded during fiscal 2015 to requests for

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US gov’t sets record for failures to find files when asked

Slug: BC-US–Sunshine Week-FOIA,2nd Ld-Writethru Headline: US gov’t sets record for failures to find files when asked Summary: When it comes to providing government records the public asks to see, the Obama administration has a hard time finding them. In the

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A look at college investments that have been questioned

Slug: BC-US–Sunshine Week-College Endowments-Investments Headline: A look at college investments that have been questioned Summary: Some of the nation’s top universities have drawn criticism for making investments in certain industries that activists say run counter to the schools’ mission. Many

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