11 investigations that show why public records are so important

Credit: Teesha McClam

Credit: Teesha McClam

This is National Sunshine Week, which puts a spotlight on the importance of the public having access to records and information illustrating how critical policy decisions are made at all levels of government.

We also think it is a good time to showcase the various ways our reporters keep you informed about the issues you care about.

As a recent Quinnipiac poll found, 90 percent of American voters say it's important "that the news media hold public officials accountable."

Our reporters do that every day.

Here are 11 recent stories made possible with public records:

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