Sunshine Week Demands Open Government
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- An annual event promoting open government and transparency, Sunshine Week runs from March 13-19 nationwide.
In Western North Carolina, the Carolina Public Press is sponsoring events throughout the week, including a presentation by Stefanie Ilgenfritz, part of The Wall Street Journal's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalism team. The CPP team is also launching a new website, OpenWNC.org, to provide citizens with data about their representatives and local governments.
Angie Newsome, Executive Director of Carolina Public Press, joined Evan Donovan in the WLOS ABC 13 studio to discuss what Sunshine Week is all about, and why citizens should care about open government.