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Resource ID: #15078
Subject: State Government
Source: Courier (Evansville, Ind.)
Date: Feb. 22-26, 1998



Seven Indiana newspapers teamed up for an investigation on the difficulty of obtaining open records in the state. In each county, the group requested five common public records: a police incident report, the sheriff's daily crime log, a death record, school board minutes and the salary of the basketball coaches at each county's largest high school. The investigation found widespread disregard of the law by government officials, especially among local sheriffs' units, to disclose documents.

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