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Social Security numbers exempted under change to Oklahoma Open Records Act

Oklahoma governments may redact Social Security numbers from all documents under an Open Records Act amendment that takes effect Nov. 1. “All Social Security numbers included in a record may be confidential Continue Reading →

Libertarian candidate for Oklahoma County clerk pledges support for open government

An Oklahoma City Libertarian has pledged to comply with the letter and spirit of Oklahoma’s open government laws if elected as the county clerk. In signing FOI Oklahoma’s Open Government Pledge, Chris Powell also promised “to Continue Reading →

OKC school district, NOC reconsider banning public from taking notes when reading docs

Oklahoma City Public School District and Northern Oklahoma College officials are reviewing their procedures/policies with an eye toward removing bans on the public using “writing instruments while viewing” records. Rather than take Continue Reading →

Sorry, government bureaucrats; But Oklahomans may make their own copies of public records

A reporter reviewing state Health Department records recently was told she couldn’t take photos of the documents with her smartphone. Meanwhile, the state Department of Education, Northern Oklahoma College and the Oklahoma City Public Continue Reading →

Candidates who pledged support for open government fare well in Tuesday’s elections

A Payne County commissioner who pledged to comply with the state’s open government laws if re-elected fell just five votes shy on Tuesday of avoiding a runoff election Aug. 23. While in Norman, Continue Reading →

Wagoner County Commission agenda violates Open Meeting Act requirement for executive session

The Wagoner County Commission agenda for Tuesday’s meeting violated the state Open Meeting Act by failing to list the specific item of business to be discussed in the executive session. After the Continue Reading →