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Why RCW 42?

The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is the compilation of the permanent laws of Washington State now in force.

This website is a source of information about Washington State's "Sunshine" laws:

The Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) is RCW 42.30

The Public Records Act (PRA) is RCW 42.56

"The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may maintain control over the instruments that they have created."
[RCW 42.30.010 Open Public Meetings Act]
[RCW 42.56.030 Public Records Act]

Many public agencies deliberately impede the public's right to know by making access to information that is the property of the public more difficult, costly, and time-consuming than it ought to be. strongly supports

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