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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Whatcom County Puts Some Records Online

Here's a piece from Sam Taylor at the Bellingham Herald on the Whatcom County Auditor's decision to put some routine records online.

Putting records online is great for the public and cuts down on the number of public records requests, something agencies always say they wished would happen.

Years from now we will wonder why it took paper requests for paper records, which resulted in paper court filings to get paper court orders requiring disclosure ... of paper records.