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From Herald-Tribune: SARASOTA - Computer forensic expert John Jorgensen met with Mayor Suzanne Atwell at 10:30 this morning to brief her about accusations that public records were erased from the...

From Seattle Weekly: The dashcam video—once sparse, now widespread—is the new vulnerability for police officers who go too far. Once entered into a court record and made public (or leaked to the media...

From OpenTheGovernment.org: A recent report [OpenTheGovernment.org] released with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) used data collected annually by the Department of Justice...

from govfresh: With the growth of the open government movement and more and more governments embracing open data, we see an increasing number of useful civic applications being developed. Every...

From Voice of OC: While cities like Costa Mesa and Santa Ana consider outsourcing numerous city services to the private sector, open-government advocates say that unless cities require companies to...

From KansasReporter.org: TOPEKA — When compared to the national average, Kansas taxpayers have a better chance of tracking what the state does with their tax money. But what local governments show...

From Xconomy: Sometime this November, MIT will put its 1800th course on line, completing the implementation phase of its OpenCourseWare initiative and essentially making the school’s entire curriculum...

Opinion from Mary Treacy, activist and citizen blogger: We may be living in the Teachable Moment when open government takes its rightful place as a major player—the bulwark that it must be—in the...

From Gantdaily.com: An attorney for ESPN contends that despite recent actions, Ohio State violated Ohio public record laws over several public records involving the recent scandal in the football...

From The Santa Fe New Mexican: State government meeting attendees would have more notice about public meetings under a measure backed by Gov. Susana Martinez ahead of the 2012 Legislative session. The...

From SanLuisObispo.com: When the county’s top two administrators, David Edge and Gail Wilcox, were canned in 2009, the public realized that there were problems at the top levels of county government....

From BuffaloNews.com: Since winning election in November, Alden Supervisor Harry "Bud" Milligan has been getting together with two councilmen every Monday morning at Town and Country Family Restaurant...

From Courthouse News Service: NEW HAVEN (CN) - The Vietnam Veterans of America says the Pentagon has "systematically and wrongfully discharged" more than 22,000 veterans since 2001 "on the basis of so...

From Tampa Bay Times: Bonnie Hazelton, director of the Office of the Ombudsman and Public Services, will take over as director of Gov. Rick Scott's Office of Open Government, Scott's office announced...

Happy New Year, everyone! Below, a few items selected from many of interest that we might not have drawn attention to earlier: #gov20 2011 Year in Review By most accounts, the biggest stories of 2011...