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    UNC Must Walk the Walk on Openness

    Posted in Education, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen

    We recently queried the University of North Carolina about public comments made by the UNC Law Schools' dean, Jack Boger. He was  quoted as saying: “The open records act permits citizens and institutions to request such records without clarifying what their motives are. I think some within the university — I’m probably one of them […]

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    Newspaper Gets a D in ID of Mayor

    Posted in Crime, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Guess which word is missing from a 1,500-word Charlotte Observer story about the arrest of the mayor on federal corruption charges? Here's the beginning: Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced. Cannon was charged with theft and bribery after an […]

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    Charlotte Mayor Arrested of Federal Corruption Charges

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has been arrested on charges of federal corruption today. From Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. ….. The complaint and law enforcement affidavit allege that […]

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    "Sunshine Week": Why Public Records Requests are Not 'Bullying'

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The N&O published an editorial commemorating "sunshine week" – serving to highlight the importance of government transparency and the public's ability to view public document upon request. This is Sunshine Week, during which advocates of open government celebrate the blessing of open records. Those advocates include The News & Observer and other news organizations that […]

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    Raleigh’s Russian Connection: Capstrat & Ken Eudy

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Surprisingly the Russia/Ukraine conflict story has a Raleigh connection. That would be the Ken Eudy led Capstrat, the Raleigh PR/consulting firm which has ties to the Democratic party, and which was bought by the DC Lobbying firm Ketchum.  Ketchum just announced it was sticking with Putin and keeping Russia as a client.  "Ketchum has worked for the Russian government since 2006, when it […]