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6 Utah websites get government transparency awards

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Six Utah public sector websites are being honored by a national nonprofit that promotes government transparency.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Six Utah public sector websites are being honored by a national nonprofit that promotes government transparency.

The Sunshine Review gave 2012 Sunny Awards to Salt Lake City, Riverton and West Jordan. Also taking home awards were the Jordan School District, Ogden City School District and Salt Lake City School District.

Editors at the Sunshine Review evaluated more than 6,000 government websites and graded each on a 10-point transparency scale.

A total of 214 government entities earned an "A'' grade on providing easy citizen access to information like city budgets, meetings, financial audits, contracts, public records and taxes.

The awards were announced prior to Sunshine Week, a period that began Sunday and recognizes strides toward open government.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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