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Government drops plan to move Northwest archives out of Seattle


April 22, 2021

SEATTLE (AP) - The Biden administration has reversed a decision by its predecessor to sell the federal archives building in Seattle, following months of opposition in Alaska, Washington and Oregon - and a lawsuit.

The federal Office of Management and Budget has withdrawn its approval for the sale, which would have forced the transfer of millions of Pacific Northwest records to facilities in Kansas City, Missouri, and Riverside, California.

A federal judge already had blocked the sale in response to a lawsuit by the states of Washington and Oregon and more than two dozen Native American and...

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