Behind the curtain

An FBI agent’s affidavit provided a clear glimpse of what federal authorities were looking for when they launched a raid on the Grand Junction Regional Airport offices in the fall of 2013.

But it was sealed for more than 21 months and it took more than week for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver to release the document after closing the investigation — the only basis for sealing it in the first place.

Unfortunately, this is par for the course when it comes to timely disclosures from government agencies. It doesn’t matter if it’s the federal government or City Hall, the public’s right to know always seems to be of minor importance to government officials.


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    You Said It, Aug. 16, 2015

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