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The Nevada Press Association represents journalists, newspapers, magazines and news websites in the Silver State.
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NevadaPress Apr 19
“I think that the local jurisdictions need to understand what the (public records) rules are. I understand when there’s no repercussions for them not following (rules for access), that’s where the problem comes in." -- Gov. Sisolak
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Nevada Policy Apr 19
continues his career-long fight for transparency in government, citing the lack of penalties in the NPRA as the source of noncompliance: SB287, sponsored by and , would solve that!
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Ryan Tarinelli Apr 18
CARSON CITY, Nev. --
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NevadaPress Apr 18
This story has it all: High school newspaper censorship. Intimidation of a student journalist to get him to reveal sources. Excessive fees as a tool to discourage a public records request. A government-secrecy trifecta.
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Nevada Policy Apr 17
BREAKING: legal complaint filed after lobbyist submitted false testimony to aid in bill’s passage
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NevadaPress Apr 16
Journalist arrested for standing on a sidewalk and doing his job.
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NevadaPress Apr 16
Your child is autistic. He comes home from school with a bloody nose or you are just concerned about how he is treated by a particular teacher. Will give you video footage that might allay your concerns? No. Not unless you hire a lawyer and sue them.
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NevadaPress Apr 12
A couple of helpful amendments were added to the bill before it passed, but it’s still extremely dangerous. sensed the danger as soon as he read it. Now that it’s out of committee we hope other lawmakers will as well.
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NevadaPress Apr 12
That was the provision in the bill that concerned us. Thanks to for fixing it.
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Maggie McLetchie Apr 11
Seriously, if you care about access to public records, you can easily voice your support for here:
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NevadaPress Apr 11
"As I write, this is happening in Carson City: Governments are using your money to pay lobbyists to try to prevent you from having access to documents you paid for," says , who urges NV lawmakers to pass public records reform bill .
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Patrick File Apr 10
This editorial supporting highlights one of my favorite parts of the bill: an obligation for govt agencies to help requesters with their search. This is good for citizenship and will be good for govt too.
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NevadaPress Apr 10
We’re approaching the first crunch time with SB287, which would strengthen Nevada’s Public Records Act by disincentivizing unlawful stonewalling by secretive state agencies. Call 775-684-6800 or 702-486-2626 to ask your senator to support the bill!
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NevadaPress Apr 8
“Throughout Wednesday’s (hearing on SB287) the underlying message officials conveyed was that the Public Records Act is a burden, not a vital tool for the public and the press to exercise oversight of the government.”
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Brian Duggan Apr 5
I don't often write editorials, but when I do it's because something matters: Here's why the backs a major reform to make Nevada's public records more accessible
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NevadaPress Apr 4
1. Surrendering power and control 2. Criticism 3. Embarrassment 4. Shame
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NevadaPress Apr 4
Replying to @nevadapress
P.S. The balancing test in Donrey v. Bradshaw is used to balance a government agency’s public policy interest in withholding the document against the Public Record Act’s general policy in favor of open government.
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NevadaPress Apr 4
Replying to @nevadapress
On the other hand, we’re not overly concerned. There are already 473 statutory exceptions (see below) to the Public Record Act’s mandate that records held by the government are public information. And there are many other statutory and regulatory exceptions not listed there.
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NevadaPress Apr 4
Replying to @nevadapress
It’s qualified because we aren’t certain there aren’t situations where the balancing test is still necessary.
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NevadaPress Apr 4
About to give our qualified support for before the Assembly Government Affairs Committee. ’s bill would eliminate the NV Supreme Court’s vague “balancing test”, which is often used by government agencies to deny legitimate public-records requests.
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