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Washington Supreme Court to hear police public records case

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving six Seattle police officers who were in Washington D.C. during the Jan. 6 insurrection and sued several people who filed public records requests to disclose the…

Legislative records fight before Washington Supreme Court

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A push by media groups to gain access to the records of Washington lawmakers is before the state's highest court.The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case that will determine whether state lawmakers are subject to the same disclosure rules that apply to other elected officials under the voter-approved Public Records Act.

Washington newspapers urge veto of records exemption bill

Ten newspapers in Washington state have published front page editorials urging Gov. Jay Inslee to veto a bill passed last week by the Legislature designed to circumvent a recent court ruling that found state lawmakers were fully subject to the state's public disclosure laws.