Open government workshop July 13 at WWU


BELLINGHAM - People can learn about their right to know what their governments are doing and how to access that information during a free workshop Saturday, July 13, at Western Washington University.

Experts on open government will explain Washington's open public meetings and public records laws and how to use them. Reference materials will be supplied to help people use what they have learned. The workshop will offer general guidance rather than specific legal advice.

Scheduled speakers are Toby Nixon, Kirkland City Council member and president of the Washington Coalition for Open Government; attorney Judith Endejan of the Seattle law firm Graham and Dunn; and WWU journalism professor Peggy Watt.

The workshop is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 224 of the Communications Facility. Parking is free in the C lots, which are at South College Drive and West College Way.

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