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Monday, February 4, 2008

Interesting Blog on Local Gov't Corruption

Local Government Watch (Washington) is a blog of news stories about local government misdeeds (or alleged misdeeds) in our state. Og-blog readers might find this site interesting because most of the stories on Local Government Watch were made possible by public records or open meetings.

When you are reading stories about individual local governments doing bad things, keep some perspective: there are about 2,500 units of local government in Washington state. Some are bad, some are good, and most are somewhere in between. This is why we need public records and open meetings--to tell the good from the bad and keep all of them accountable.