Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
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SOURCE National Press Club
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating Sunshine Week 2013, the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Committee will join with the D.C. Open Government Coalition to present the second annual "D.C. Open Government Summit" on March 13 from 6 to 8:30pm in the National Press Club's Holeman Lounge.
This event will focus on the state of government transparency in the District of Columbia and it will provide an opportunity for citizens to weigh in. The D.C.Open Government Coalition (www.dcogc.org) will share results of its recent open meetings audit, surveying compliance across D.C. agencies. Discussing the audit will be Robert Spagnoletti, chairman of the newly established Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, which oversees the not-yet-established D.C. Open Government Office. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) will participate in a question-answer session on the state of transparency in D.C. government. Finally, the event will feature a conversation with V. David Zvenyach, general counsel to the D.C. Council, regarding the council's recent settlement with the D.C. OGC of FOIA litigation over access to council members' emails.
The event is open and free to all, but pre-registration is requested at
The D.C. Open Government Coalition works to enhance the public's access to government information and ensure the transparency in the D.C. government. The event is also co-sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists' D.C. Professional Chapter and American University School of Communications' Journalism Division.
Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue on the importance of open government and freedom of information. This non-partisan, non-profit initiative is celebrated in mid-March each year to coincide with James Madison's birthday on March 16. To learn more, visit www.sunshineweek.org.
The National Press Club, located at 529 14th St. N.W., is the world's leading professional organization for journalists and works to advance press freedom and open government in the United States and globally.