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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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Sunshine in Government: Pass the Freedom of Information reforms

A coalition of media groups today urged every U.S. Senator to support legislation that establishes a presumption of openness in law, encourages agencies to use public-friendly technology, and makes other changes to the way agencies respond to requests for information from the public. The Sunshine in Government Initiative (SGI) sent …

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Sunshine Week March 13-19

Sunshine Week

The best disinfectant. Let’s give credit where credit is due, as this is all about newspapers and journalism, where attribution is everything. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote it: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; …

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How to check the money spent on TV political advertising

The Federal Communications Commission requires television stations to report how much is spent on political advertising, and that information is available on the FCC’s site. All you need to do is enter the call letters for the TV station, then click on the Political Files tab (as seen in the …

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Let’s settle this medical marijuana records confusion

Thanks to the Reno Gazette-Journal for being willing to go to court to clarify the law on public records cf medical marijuana establishments. The city of Sparks, for some reason not readily apparent, is holding onto an interpretation of a poorly worded statute intended to protect medical-marijuana cardholders’ and physicians’ identities …

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