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Why the AP wants the Sandy Hook 911 calls

By William J. Kole, New England bureau chief, The Associated Press BOSTON – It’s journalism’s dirty little secret: Just because we have information doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to use it. When The Associated Press asked officials in Newtown, Conn., for the tapes of 911 calls made during last December’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Keeping R.I. parents in the dark

Under the legislation, and contrary to current law, all school safety plan discussions would take place in closed school committee meetings, and every document produced by school safety teams would be exempt from disclosure under the open records law. Although ways to best protect students from very rare, but terrible, tragedies like Newtown are the subject of lengthy nationwide debate, passage of this legislation would quash much of that debate in Rhode Island.

Newtown spins off debates on First and Second Amendment rights

When we are bleeding, hurting, we heal by sharing and coming together. Secrecy offers no answers and drives us apart.