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Wisconsin Newspaper Association battling for access to public records
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

In recent months, Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) staff, along with attorneys and lobbyists, have been battling to regain access to public records which have been redacted from police reports in 56 municipalities statewide.

The censored information largely includes data obtained through Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) records.

“A growing number of police and sheriff's departments from across Wisconsin have either slowed or stopped the free flow of information regarding their actions — information that had been routinely available,” said WNA?Communications Director Mary Callen.

“This disturbing trend flies in the face

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:16 PM

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