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Sunshine Week 2019: Thanks to the transparency community, public records reporting is stronger than ever

Sunshine Week 2019: Thanks to the transparency community, public records reporting is stronger than ever

For Sunshine Week, we wanted to look at how public records has been behind some of the biggest headlines of the year, and how those stories can inspire a whole new crop of reporting. Sunlight may be the best disinfectant, but transparency is contagious.

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Heavy-hitting national reporting

Heavy-hitting national reporting

At the federal level, FOIA reporting tells the stories that matter.

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Light-hearted looks into the federal government

Light-hearted looks into the federal government

Thanks to some creative request ideas, FOIA helps puts the “fun” in “functioning democracy.”

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State-level stories that made an impact

State-level stories that made an impact

Transparency begins at home - all across the country, journalists are using state public records laws to hold agencies accountable.

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Release Notes: Muck.Rocks plus merging agencies

Release Notes: Muck.Rocks plus merging agencies

Last week we launched a new tool to make it easier for us to merge duplicate agencies. Today we are excited to officially unveil Muck.Rocks, our Code for Boston project that serves as an instant source for FOIA inspiration.

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