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A personal story about open access

Are citizens who seek government information “busybodies on fishing expeditions”? Are they “persons seeking to embarrass government agencies”? Should each agency set its own fee for copying pages of public documents? Here is an account of one citizen in Oregon who calls attention to bad policies.

  • An Oregon Story, By Darrell Flood, Sunlight Foundation Blog (04/08/10)

    Across the country people are going to government meetings asking for better government. In Oregon the Attorney General is asking people for their input and Darrell Flood answered the call to make sure the elected officials in Oregon know that government information needs to be online and updated in real time. He has graciously shared his experience with us.

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