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Sunshine week highlights need for open government

 National Sunshine Week begins today. This is the annual observance of open government, an event that hits close to home for us this year. With the Great Bend Tribune’s stonewalled efforts to find out information about a fatal shooting and the unconstitutional efforts to slap a gag order on proceeding participants to prevent them from talking to the media, we have become more keenly aware of the need for openness.

Created by journalists to cast sunlight into the dark corners of officialdom, Sunshine Week is about the public’s right to know what its government is doing, and why ...


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