Author: Laurie Bowen

  • Local freedom of information request draws federal jail threat

    In November of 2010, the federal government emailed Michael Morisy with a very clear message: fail to take down the information posted on your website and face major fines, or even jail time. Morisy, aware of the seriousness of their intentions, respectfully declined. His site, muckrock.com, was created as a tool to help citizens access […]

  • Coming Into View: Advocate’s Website Provides Voice To The Homeless

    A cartoon Mark Horvath walks onto the screen wearing jeans and a brown sport coat. He addresses the camera calmly and introduces himself; he’s the man most people know primarily as @hardlynormal on Twitter. What they may not know is that Mark was once homeless, living on the streets, and just barely getting by in […]