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March 12, 2012
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Sunshine Week 2012: Fees for public documents: From dimes to dollars

What does it cost for you to copy a piece of paper?

Probably a few pennies if you do it yourself, or 10 cents a page if you go to a commercial-copying business.

If you ask the government in Nevada for a copy, though, you might get it for free - or you might pay as much as $2 a page.

That can be a problem when it comes to public documents, because one of the barriers to access to documents is the fee that may be charged to make a copy.

During Sunshine Week, when newspapers around the country …

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