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Our Opinion: Public records and technology

A bill in the Legislature would make it easier for state agencies to provide public records – and would make the process more environmentally friendly too.

SB 1305 would require public bodies that keep records electronically to provide them on CD-ROM or another electronic format upon request.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Jay Tibshraeny, a Chandler Republican.

It would make the process faster and cheaper with information that is easier to search. And it it makes printing a stack of documents unnecessary.

Public records law must keep up with evolving technology. This bill would help accomplish that.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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