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Wed August 14, 2013
Laramie sues local newspaper and city council member
The city of Laramie is suing the Laramie Boomerang newspaper and a city councilor to get a judge's ruling on whether they're entitled to inspect city personnel records.
Tuesday's district court lawsuit follows requests by Laramie Councilor Joe Vitale and the newspaper for information related to former Mayor Jodi Guerin's qualifications to serve as city recreation manager.
The city recently hired Guerin over more than 70 other applicants. She and her husband run a coffee shop. At least one city Parks and Recreation employee has said they're concerned Guerin is unqualified.
The newspaper last week requested records showing Guerin's education and professional background. The Boomerang reports it told the city it would sue later this week for the records, but the city filed its own lawsuit on Tuesday.