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Editorial: Government in the sunshine is healthy for everybody


April 5, 2016

The public’s business, the people’s business, should be conducted in public, in front of the people.

This year, March 13-19 was Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for citizens and their communities.

We didn’t do anything “special” this year for Sunshine Week – when it occurred, at least. Maybe we should have.

Our City Council has given us some indications recently that it might be developing a preference for working behind closed doors.

Last month, the council’s ad hoc subcommittee on healthcare met to add...

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