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Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff looking at his cell phone. Thorpe has proposed a bill that would spell out that any records stored on the private cell phone, computer or social media of a public official or employee are not required to be disclosed. (Capitol Media Services 2017 file photo by Howard Fischer)

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Editorial: There is no privacy when doing the public’s business

There is no question that laws written decades ago have a hard time keeping up with technology.

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Lawmaker wants his cell phone to remain private

Proposes a bill to overturn a court ruling that he can’t

A veteran state lawmaker is carving out what one lawyer calls a large and “blatant” exemption to the state’s public records law.