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March 14, 2022

Celebrating Sunshine Week with GRAMA

This blog post was written by Becky Wright who is an Archivist with the Davis County Clerk and Auditor’s Office. This is the first in a series of blog posts she authored in celebration of Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week is a nation-wide initiative promoting open government and access to public information. To read the other blog posts, check out the
April 20, 2018

The Sunshine Conference materials are now available on our website!

Did you miss our Sunshine Conference on March 13, 2018? Was there a session that you would really like to share with your co-workers? The materials and recordings from our Sunshine Conference are now available on the State Archives’ website. You can also access the videos from our YouTube channel. We hope that you will find these materials useful.  
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March 13, 2018

It’s A Day of SUNSHINE at the Archives

Today is the day!!! Our sunshine conference has finally arrived! As you can tell, we are really excited to see all of our attendees both in person and online. For those interested in joining us for our FREE event, we still have space. The more the merrier! Event time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. In-Person
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February 1, 2018

A Day of Sunshine

Welcome to the inaugural Open Government Conference! Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9 a.m. – 4 p.m The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is excited to announce “A Day of Sunshine.”  Come and learn why transparency matters and how to work together for a better open government. Our guest speakers include: John Dougall, State Auditor Joel Campbell, Associate Professor
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March 16, 2017

Transparency in the Archives

Here at the Archives, we have a number of people that are focused on facilitating transparency in government. We took the time to speak with a few of them to see what they do. Rosemary Cundiff is our Government Records Ombudsman. Her days consist of helping the public understand how they can access current government records, helping government employees respond
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March 15, 2017

Telling the Government’s Story

Defining a fact-based, historical government narrative can only be done though existing historical records. As stated previously, government records are the business of the governed and, here at the Utah State Archives, our purpose is “to provide quality access to public information” (Utah Code 63A-12-101 (2)(i)(2010)). With millions of records in the Archives’ custody, this task can seem overwhelming at
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March 13, 2017

Spread the Sunshine!

It’s Sunshine Week, also known as the week- long, nationwide celebration of access to public government information via Sunshine Laws. Sunshine laws are those laws that secure government transparency. These laws are fundamental to self government. They provide empowerment to our people, accountability to our government employees, and build the public trust. Utah has two key laws to provide transparency: Government