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SB287 Freedom Of Information Needs your Help

Please Call Our Elected Officials To Keep Access To Information Accessible Storey County Commissioner Jay Carmona recently decried The Teller and BardeBlog as the source of vexatious public record requests costing the county $100,000 in 2018 alone. He then said he and the County are considering steps to discourage the reckless behavior of …

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The Curious Case of Gary Hames. Again

Or, Having Friends In High Places Is Better Than Talent In Storey County I tell people I run a news site that focuses on, among other things, the political apparati of Storey County. I like say I am always busy and never surprised by the lengths and depths our fearless …

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Public Disclosure of Public Record Requests

The Facts Behind The Teller’s Public Record Requests As editor of The Teller, I have recently come under fire from members of Storey County Government as well as members of the public on the Virginia City Highlands email discussion group for filing public record requests. During Commissioner comment at the …

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Why and How Public Record Requests Benefit Everyone

Public Record Requests; Good and Good For You I have gotten a lot of grief over the past couple of days since Commissioner Jay Carmona announced that “one or two” people have cost the county $100,000 because of vexatious public record requests. After the meeting, he qualified his statement by …

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Lance Gilman’s Proclamation(s) of Emptyness

When a politician’s lips move, take notes. When they act, compare the actions to the lip movements. Readers of The Teller may remember at the April 2nd Storey County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Lance Gilman made yet another Proclamation of abundance. In his proclamation, Gilman announced that he would be holding …

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The Mystery Surrounding Gary Hames

Storey County District Attorney Invokes Gag Order In Gary Hames Incident Scores of people have contacted The Teller looking for more details since we broke the Gary Hames story last week. Thanks to the complete lack of transparency in Storey County, we know exactly nothing about why. Hames removal comes …

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