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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for April 5, 2013

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Only one law enforcement agency fully complies with public records request

From Port City Daily:

One week after Port City Daily sent public records requests to five municipal law enforcement agencies, only one agency fully complied with the public records request.

On Friday, March 8, Port City Daily sent a public records request to Wilmington, Leland, Wrightsville Beach, Surf City and Carolina Beach police departments.

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Sunshine Week reminds us why people should have access to information

Editorial from StarNewsOnline.com:

In an ideal world, there wouldn’t be a need for “Sunshine Week,” which celebrates the right of the people to watch their government in action. That includes free access to meetings and documents that discuss the public’s business. An accessible government is a keystone of our democracy.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for February 22, 2013

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.

Bill adds teeth to state laws on open meetings, records

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