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  • 9 Apr 2021 11:40 AM
    Message # 10291473

    In the Oregonian, the Portland newspaper, on April 9th 

    Feds won’t sell building housing historic archives

    The Biden administration has reversed a decision by its predecessor to sell the federal archives building in Seattle, following months of opposition and a lawsuit.

    Washington Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell announced Thursday that the federal Office of Management and Budget had withdrawn its approval for the sale, which would have forced the transfer of millions of records to facilities in Kansas City, Missouri, and Riverside, California. A federal judge had already blocked the sale in response to a lawsuit by Washington, Oregon, and more than two dozen Native American and Alaska Native tribes.

    Among the records at the center are the histories of 272 federally recognized tribes in Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho, as well as all federal records generated in the Pacific Northwest, including military, land, court, tax and census documents. Associated Press

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