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Friday, May 29, 2015

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Secrecy vs sunshine battles rage

Jeanni Atkins, executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes a guest column about Sunshine Week and the problems of secrecy in government. (March 18, 2015, Page 4)

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    Public’s right to information important to us, to you

    This is Sunshine Week, a week set aside to inform the public about their right to access to public records and to the efforts of members of the media to represent them in gathering public information and records. We encourage all to read stories and columns this week about making everything open that’s supposed to be open. (March 16, 2015, Page 4)

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      ‘Actual cost’ needs better definition

      Charlie Mitchell, president of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes a guest column about the wide range of interpretations of what’s a fair and actual cost for searching, reviewing and/or duplicating public records with the hope that state lawmakers can come up with a uniform cost. (February 15, 2012, Page 4)

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        Sun shines brighter over time in Mississippi

        Guest columnist Layne Bruce of the Mississippi Press Association discusses progress over the last few years in Mississippi as far as open meetings and open records go. Bruce’s column is part of a closer look at government, the media and the public during Sunshine Week. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)

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