Q&A: Copies of state police reports

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From a citizen: Q: I wondered if you knew why the Indiana State Police would tell me I could not get copies of a report...

Q&A: Bids and public meetings

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From LAK Publications: Q: Is it a violation of the Open Door Law if quotes and bids are not opened in a public meeting? A contractor...

Q&A: Newspaper boxes on postal property

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Q: Newspaper boxes have traditionally not been allowed on U.S. Postal Service property. Does that still hold? A: While some post offices allow them, I've...

Q&A: Statements of ownership

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Q: Can you give a general description about circulation statement requirements? A: A federal statute mandates the publication of the annual statements of ownership for...

Q&A: Whispered public discussion, recording of public meeting

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From the Newton County Enterprise (Kentland): Q: I have two questions. First, at town council meetings, often the council will talk quietly with each other...

Q&A: Notification of public meetings

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The Times (Munster): Q: I am in the process of writing a letter to the president of a government agency, the Crown Point Development Corp.,...

Q&A: Public information about fire runs

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Q: What records concerning fire runs and arson investigations are available for inspection and copying? A: Any fire run report is a public record, except...

Q&A: Public access to committee meetings

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From the South Bend Tribune: Q: Century Center in South Bend is a public facility with a board of directors that is a public agency....

Q&A: Newspaper contest considered lottery

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From The Tribune (New Albany): Q: In Indiana, when is a newspaper contest considered a lottery and against state statute? A: The Indiana Gaming Commission has...

Q&A: Email and cookie records

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From the New Albany Tribune: Q: A school superintendent is willing to meet with me to talk about why I think something should be public....