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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Attorney, Seattle Times publisher to receive government-transparency award

from The Seattle Times:
Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen and Spokane attorney Duane Swinton will be honored in September for their contributions to transparency in government.

The nonprofit Washington Coalition for Open Government announced this week that Blethen and his newspaper will receive the James Madison Award for his leadership in fighting for open government on many fronts — including the newspaper's aggressive use of public records, its willingness to challenge government secrecy through litigation and its pioneering use of computer data analysis.
Read the rest of the article here.

Read the press release from the Washington Coalition for Open Government here.

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