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Open government group honors reporter, executive

Published: Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 10:14 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES — An organization dedicated to open government honored an Associated Press reporter and a former newspaper executive.

The Iowa Freedom of Information Council on Thursday night will presented its annual Friend of the First Amendment award to AP reporter Ryan J. Foley and Michael Gartner, who has held numerous leadership roles at newspapers and broadcasters and now is principal owner of the Iowa Cubs baseball team.