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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

From Miami, A NIce New FOI Tool

For Sunshine Week, the Miami Herald has unveiled a cool new page dedicated to using public records.

Watchdog Data Sleuth -- developed by Assistant Managing Editor Manny Garcia and two of the newsroom's computer and online talents, Rob Barry and Stephanie Rosenblatt -- provides links to valuable public databases.

Also available on MiamiHerald.com today is a special page on public records and access, located here.

Over time, the Herald plans to build the Watchdog pages into a robust collection of links and databases that will serve as a resource in the yearround push for open government.

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