Editorial: Richardson's wild pitch on records 

It’s been a busy few months for Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who has worked hard to remain in the public eye: It seems that hardly a day goes by without some sort of press release from his office. 11 more words


Going Public

Yesterday felt like Friday. But it wasn’t. I hate fake Fridays.

I went to the WAPRO conference yesterday. For those of you who don’t know, it’s all about records management if you’re a government entity. 373 more words

Our opinion: Secretary of State Richardson's plan would lend sunshine to public records law

Summer sunshine may be on its way to Oregon, but at the state capitol, it’s still overcast and cloudy when it comes to accessing public documents. 41 more words


Editorial: Don’t approve email bill

Some people are sensitive about sharing their email addresses. Others don’t really care, because email is easily filtered, ignored or deleted.

But what if a person has shared his or her email address with a state legislator? 21 more words

Oregon Legislature

Dennis Richardson co-opts Kate Brown's public records referee

For months, Gov. Kate Brown has pushed for creation of a public records advocate. Her proposal, which calls for an advocate beholden to an advisory council to work out of the Secretary of State’s office, has been making its way through the Legislature in the form of… 42 more words

The Oregonian

Lawmaker targets spammers with public records exemption bill

The bill builds on 2013 legislation aimed at stopping the use of email lists for spamming

A bill set a vote in the House of Representatives Monday, May 15, would prevent the use of public records law to obtain email lists from legislative offices. 12 more words

Oregon Legislature

Updating the Public Databases Miner

The Public Records Database miner  (PUBDBS) at


has been updated and reindexed.

Search by states, gov agencies, or keywords.

Use it to build your own curated collection of public databases. 6 more words

Data Mining