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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Public Records Show ... Wealthy Donor Tried to Get UW Football Coach Fired

How does access to government records allow the public to know if their institutions are functioning properly? One example would be finding out that a wealthy donor offered a big donation to the UW in exchange for the university firing the football coach and athletic director, reports the Seattle Times. And then seeing if the donor was successful--that is, does money get its way all the time at the UW.

This Tacoma News-Tribune editorial discusses the link between the Public Records Act and finding out what was going on at the UW.