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Supreme Court to consider how to redact minors’ names

Nevada Supreme Court justices will be looking at how courts statewide handle the names of minors in filings — when they should be kept confidential and when they should be public. Current practices appear to vary around the state. Justice Nancy Saitta petitioned the court to amend its rules to …

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Open-meeting complaints continue to decline

Complaints to the Nevada attorney general of violations of the state’s open-meeting law have continued to decline over the past half-dozen years, according to the attorney who investigates them. Since January 2014, the Attorney General’s Office has averaged 32 complaints a year, according to George Taylor, the senior deputy who …

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What the prison still didn’t want us to know

As is often the case, it didn’t take long for a judge to recognize the value in opening some previously sealed state records in the case of two inmates shot by a prison guard. According to the story by Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Sandra Chereb, U.S. District Judge Andrew P. …

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Examples of public records from Reno Gazette-Journal

Thanks to the Reno Gazette-Journal for adding to the chorus of those who believe the Nevada Legislature, through its lawyers, went too far in sealing itself off from public scrutiny. The best part of the RGJ’s editorial is the slideshow of 14 examples of public records that “made Reno better …

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A discussion of the Legislature’s secrecy

Ralston Live will feature the type of interviews, commentary and analysis that have made Jon Ralston a household name in Nevada for many years. Longtime executive producer Dana Gentry also joins Ralston Live. Production of Ralston’s nightly broadcasts will be shared by Vegas PBS and KNPB Reno. The two stations …

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The astonishing response to AP’s request for records

Nevada Legislative Building

Here’s my quote in the Associated Press story about the Legislature’s response to a request for some records: “I’m appalled by the breadth of the arrogance in this response.” I told reporter Michelle Rindels quite a bit more, too (which I’ll get to later), but I think this pretty well …

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