Washington state AG sues federal agencies after no response

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued three federal agencies on Monday after six months of no response regarding the closure of the National Archives in Seattle. The three federal agencies that sued in the U.S. District Court are the General Services Administration, the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives. A fourth federal agency, the Public Buildings Reform Board, had made the recommendation to close the archives and move its contents in January. The attorney general told The Seattle Times the agency demanded $65,400 to Ferguson’s office in July in order to redact the public records associated with the decision to close the archives.