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Public disclosure at Washington state agencies slows to a crawl in pandemic

Attorney Ailise Delaney (CQ) works for Eastside Legal Assistance Program representing domestic violence victims in pursuing protective orders and other cases.
She has been waiting for a police report to help with a client’s case.  But she likely won’t get it until after her case wraps up, rendering it useless. 

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Washington state law requires governments to produce public records in a reasonable time, but in the pandemic, responses drag on for months, even a year.

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