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Shine a light on political finances


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 11, 2013

~~<p>Sunshine Week, which is being observed this week across the nation, raises the profile of a critical aspect of American democracy: the right to information about, and access to, government officials and the &quot;people's business&quot; that they handle.</p>
<p>It's an issue that often is overlooked until a problem crops up, a conflict that perhaps could have been avoided had there been more information available to the public. That's why when opportunities arise to clear away some of the fog that so often obscures the workings of government, citizens should take them.</p>
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Sunshine Week, which is being observed this week across the nation, raises the profile of a critical aspect of American democracy: the right to information about, and access to, government officials and the "people's business" that they handle.

It's an issue that often is overlooked until a problem crops up, a conflict that perhaps could have been avoided had there been more information available to the public. That's why when opportunities arise to clear away some of the fog that so often obscures the workings of government, citizens should take them. Login for more...



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