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EDITORIAL: Try again for public access improvements

The Indiana General Assembly came close, but failed this year to pass a valuable new state law that would have improved public access to public records.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep legal notices in plain sight

Each year in the Indiana General Assembly, it seems, there are challenges to the principles that the public's business should be done in public and that public information should be easily accessible.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Put public notices where public will find them

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's Office of Air Quality has decided to post notices of public hearings exclusively on its website and no longer in the media. In doing so, the agency has made the public's business much more difficult to follow.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am

New law imposes fines for denying access to public records

INDIANAPOLIS | Government officials who refuse to turn over documents requested by the public can be fined under a law signed Monday by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.

March 19, 2012 3:45 pm

The Times to webcast Lake County trials

INDIANAPOLIS | The Times soon will begin broadcasting Lake County civil court hearings on its website, nwi.com, as part of a pilot project intended to bring courts closer to residents.

January 27, 2012 1:15 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public access seminar supports open government

To gain and maintain the trust of the public, government must be open and transparent in the way it conducts the public's business. If government officials huddle behind closed doors or refuse to release public records, they won't enjoy the public's trust. And trust is a necessity to govern.

May 12, 2011 12:00 am
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