Let the sunshine: Your right to know is vital to freedom
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It didn’t feel particularly warm yesterday, but this is Sunshine Week. Newspapers, libraries, and other groups across the country are taking note of a week that celebrates the public’s right to public information. You might think that wouldn’t be necessary in a land that embraces the First Amendment.
In New Hampshire, there is reason to celebrate and also to be concerned about the status of the public’s right to know. That right is enshrined in both state law, the “Right To Know” law; and also in an amendment to New Hampshire’s Constitution.