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Photo: In Texas, government denials of record requests have soared

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Photos: Trump’s actions raise fears about access to government data

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Why Freedom of Information Faces Problems, and How Experts Say Those Can Be Solved

By David Cuillier and Eric Newton People must be able to get facts from their government to make smart decisions and hold public officials accountable. Politicians from both parties agreed on this long ago when they first passed federal, state

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Photo: Media groups push back after fake news defined US elections

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Photos: Advocates say First Amendment can withstand Trump attacks

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Amid attacks, journalists need to focus on Trump’s actions

Slug: BC-US–Sunshine Week-Rhee Column,ADV12 Headline: Amid attacks, journalists need to focus on Trump’s actions Summary: A president who is all over the map on policy is so single-minded about going after journalists every chance he gets. In this new reality,

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In Texas, government denials of record requests have soared

Slug: BC-US–Sunshine Week-Texas Records,ADV12 Headline: In Texas, government denials of record requests have soared Summary: The public records law in Texas says government officials typically must have the state attorney general review decisions that deny public access to records. The

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Trump’s actions raise fears about access to government data

Slug: AP-US–Sunshine Week-Information Under Attack,ADV12 Headline: Trump’s actions raise fears about access to government data Summary: Previous presidential transitions have triggered fears about access to government data, but not on the scope seen in the early weeks of Donald Trump’s

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Advocates say First Amendment can withstand Trump attacks

Slug: BC-US–Sunshine Week-First Amendment,ADV12-1st Ld-Writethru Headline: Advocates say First Amendment can withstand Trump attacks Summary: As journalism marks its annual Sunshine Week, featuring panels and other events nationwide devoted to the need for open government, free speech advocates called the

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Sunshine Week celebrates the public’s right to know

Slug: BC-US–Sunshine Week-Stewart Column,ADV12 Headline: Sunshine Week celebrates the public’s right to know Summary: Sunshine Week encourages Americans to recognize the importance of open government to a robust democracy. Access to meetings, minutes and records of our elected and appointed

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