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March 9, 2013 at 6:20 AM

Seattle Police blogger Jonah Spangenthal-Lee honored by Coalition for Open Government

Jonah Spangethal-Lee, the Seattle Police Department’s blogger-in-residence, is being honored at Saturday’s Washington Coalition for Open Government convention for his witty pursuit of government transparency.

A former crime journalist, Spangenthal-Lee energized the SPD blog with posts such as “Marijwhatnow,” the Seattle Police’s guide to now-legal marijuana. The Coalition is applauding his approach, which he summed up this way:

“If there’s information we can give to anyone, we should give it to everyone.”

The Coalition is a non-partisan advocate for open government and a bulwark against continual efforts to erode our state’s open records laws. They deserve your support. Saturday’s convention includes a keynote address by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, war stories from journalists, including Seattle Times investigative editor Jim Neff, and how-to tips by government open records officers.

There’s a few other links to some of Jonah’s work:

It’s Not that Kind of Greenspace

Porn-weilding Cop Impersonator Arrested in Auburn

Handsy Bandit Back in Jail After Botched Bank Job

 

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