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OUR VIEW: Still an issue after all these years -- Opinion

There is no doubt that Oregon continues to display a public records access problem, and the latest example involves the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. 60 more words


Chief FOIA Officers Council Meeting Scheduled for July 27

OGIS and the Office of Information Policy (OIP) at the Department of Justice are happy to announce that the next meeting of the Chief FOIA Officers Council will be held on Thursday, July 27th from 10 am to noon. 266 more words

Best Practices

Editorial: Bill targets exceptions to records

We’ve written before about the 550 or so exemptions that have entwined themselves around Oregon’s public records law in the decades since it was passed in 1973. 78 more words


AMP Leaves Alamedans in the Dark

Our electric company may be publicly owned, but public participation is down because it requires too much energy.

In 2017, eight of the eleven monthly public utilities board meetings… 535 more words

City Hall

Governor backtracks, releasing email showing why she opposed DEQ pick

Gov. Kate Brown’s office on Wednesday released six emails it earlier withheld from The Oregonian/OregonLive, including talking points that make clear the governor opposed the hiring of Richard Whitman as the state’s top environmental official. 41 more words

The Oregonian

Editorial: Keeping the public in the dark 

Two unrelated incidents this week in Linn County serve as reminders of how easy it can be for even well-meaning governmental bodies to operate outside of the public view. 11 more words


Scrutiny can work

Surveys are not always reliable.  Yet if you asked the usual representative sample how they liked to spend time, attending local authority committee meetings is unlikely to score highly. 667 more words

Exeter City Council