- Dem lawsuit alleges school board meeting violation Updated: Dec-04-13 5:56 pm
- Roundup of Arkansas editorials Updated: Dec-03-13 9:05 am
- Ark. GOP official sues Beebe over public records Updated: Dec-02-13 5:46 pm
- UA says it will review refusal to release files Updated: Nov-24-13 4:05 pm
- Fallin's top lawyer responds to secrecy claims Updated: Nov-23-13 5:35 pm
- Open meetings complaint filed against Twin Falls Updated: Nov-23-13 5:08 pm
- ND AG: University system broke open records law Updated: Nov-22-13 8:20 pm
- Judge says state can keep audit secret Updated: Nov-21-13 7:55 pm
- High Court: Firm subcontracts not public under law Updated: Nov-20-13 12:19 pm
- Providence launches 'open meetings portal' Updated: Nov-20-13 11:34 am
- Judge: City of Clinton violated open records law Updated: Nov-19-13 6:53 pm
- Wash. AG names new open government ombudsman Updated: Nov-19-13 1:01 pm
- Spring Mill found in violation of open meeting law Updated: Nov-19-13 4:04 am
- Court rules for governor, Kia in open records case Updated: Nov-18-13 2:53 pm
- DCS posts records on child deaths Updated: Nov-14-13 11:19 am
- Hearing in ACLU suit against ed board Updated: Nov-12-13 5:12 pm
- Penn State alum starts fund for open records fight Updated: Nov-11-13 5:40 pm
- Open records advocates fear impact of court ruling Updated: Nov-10-13 11:01 am
- Fisher named director of open government group Updated: Nov-09-13 5:41 pm
- Shawnee Court says KCC violated meetings law Updated: Nov-08-13 3:34 pm
- Farm bill could hide farm locations from public Updated: Nov-07-13 3:44 pm
- Big Isle committee rejects Sunshine Law change Updated: Nov-06-13 3:32 pm
- Kentucky editorial roundup Updated: Nov-05-13 2:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A Democratic elections lawyer is suing the State Board of Education for allegedly violating the state's open meetings law.
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The executive director of the Arkansas Republican Party filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to force Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe to comply with her public records request for documents his office received from those seeking appointments to state boards or commissions.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - University of Arkansas officials plan to reconsider their refusals to release public documents that they have already shared with auditors and prosecutors regarding multimillion-dollar deficits in the university's fundraising division, according to a published report.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Even though Gov. Mary Fallin remains locked in two separate legal battles over her office's refusal to release documents, her top lawyer insists Fallin's administration is the most transparent Oklahoma has ever seen.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - A complaint has been filed against the city of Twin Falls contending that officials have been violating the state's open meeting law.
FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota University System officials were at fault in an open records dispute over deleted emails of North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said in a ruling released Friday.
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The state can keep secret an audit that prompted it to freeze payments to providers of mental health and substance abuse treatment, a state district judge ruled Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Supreme Court says a private business working on a construction project for the St. Louis County School District does not have to provide subcontractor data under open records laws.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The city of Providence has launched a web portal designed to give residents easier access to information about open meetings and public officials.
CLINTON, Iowa - The city of Clinton violated Iowa's public records law when it refused to release minutes and recordings of closed meetings related to a $4.5 million whistleblower settlement, a judge has ruled.
OLYMPIA, Washington - Attorney General Bob Ferguson has named a new open government ombudsman.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The attorney general's office has concluded that the tiny city of Spring Mill in Jefferson County violated the state Open Meetings Act by holding special meetings in the mayor's home.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of the governor and Kia Motors Manufacturing in an open records dispute over hiring records.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Department of Children's Services has begun posting records related to child death investigations on its website.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A state superior court judge has turned down a request for a preliminary injunction in an ACLU lawsuit alleging the state Board of Education broke open government laws by discussing and voting privately on new graduation testing requirements.
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - A Penn State alumnus is organizing a drive to fund his legal efforts to obtain records pertaining to the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal, and to make the school more transparent and subject to open records laws in the future.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Transparency advocates are warning about the ramifications of a recent Tennessee appeals court ruling that "high government officials" can keep documents secret if they deem them part of their decision-making process.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The former senior news editor at The Tennessean has been chosen to lead the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government.
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Shawnee County District Court has fined the Kansas Corporation Commission for violating the Kansas open meetings law.
WASHINGTON - Parts of the nation's $500 billion farm bill that Congress is considering would prohibit the government from disclosing some information about farmers or their employees, possibly preventing people from learning about nearby agricultural and large-scale livestock operations blamed for polluting water or soil.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - The Big Island's council is poised to block an attempt to change Hawaii's open meetings law.
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: