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One Arizona Man's Quest To Save Deleted Government Data

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(Photo by Casey Kuhn - KJZZ)
Russ Kick searches his database of recovered or discovered government documents.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture completely scrubbed thousands of animal-welfare documents from its website. After outcry from advocates and questions from legislators on both sides of the aisle, some - but not all - of the documents have been reposted. One Arizona man said the fight isn’t over to protect public information – and keep government transparent.


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Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.