Short takes: Sunshine week; Stevenson needs more officers

March 14, 2013 12:13 PM

Editorial from Lebanon Express:

This week is Sunshine Week, where journalists everywhere discuss the importance of open government and access to information.

In the last few months, the Lebanon Express and its sister paper, the Albany Democrat-Herald, have requested numerous documents and bits of information to shed light on why a police chief of six months — and a 17-year veteran of the force — left the department and was offered a severance package.

Although the city was not as forthcoming as we’d have liked, it should be noted that the city has not charged the papers for any of the information it released.