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Limiting access to government information a disservice

7:24 PM, Mar. 14, 2014
David Cuillier
David Cuillier
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When the Valley Journals of Riverton, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, wanted to know the time of the town's 2012 Easter egg hunt, they couldn't find out. The city barred the parks official from speaking to reporters without permission, and nothing, not even the Second Coming, would pry that information loose.

What Valley Journals Managing Editor Linda Petersen experienced is unfortunately all too common - and becoming more so - in Utah, Washington, D.C., and other government shops across the country.

Agencies at all levels, through aggressive and manipulative tactics, are increasingly ...

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