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U.S. House of Reps Moves to Bake In Stuctured Data

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 29 2011

Photo credit: Architect of the Capitol In a letter released this morning, the House Republican leadership took another step towards institutionalizing openness right into the U.S. House of Representatives, asking the ... Read More

Four-Fifths of U.S. States Still Not Releasing Structured Election Data

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 3 2009

Here's a neat little civic engagement project to get started on tomorrow. Google and the Pew Center on the States have been working for years now on something called the Voting Information Project, aimed a solving one ... Read More

The District's Visionary "Apps for Democracy" Challenge

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 23 2008

Apps for Democracy is a remarkable contest for software developers launched by the city government of Washington DC. The challenge? Build applications for Facebook, iPhones, Google Maps, and more that make the lives of ... Read More