Another day, another dollar (actually 65,000 of them) paid out under the Public Records Act. The Washington Attorney General's Office and the Department of Corrections split the bill to settle a claim by the Washington Coalition for Open Government. WCOG alleged that the AG's Office had helped corrections officers sue to stop disclosure of records requested by a prisoner. This case had its origins with the same arsonist, Allan Parmelee, whose frequent records requests prompted the State Legislature to allow injunctions against harassing and abusive requests.
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