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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

TNT Editorial on Elder Abuse and Public Records

This editorial from The (Tacoma) News-Tribune describes how access to public records allowed the public to learn of abuse of the elderly in adult family homes.

This blog piece by the TNT's Kim Bradford amplifies the point about how voluminous public records requests ("excessive" requests in the eyes of some government officials) allowed the Seattle Times to report on this important story. Darn, those "excessive" requests just lead to mischief like exposing the abuse of the elderly.