NARA Seattle Closure Updates

UPDATES OF NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT SEATTLE CLOSURE

December 4, 2020 Press Release

AG FERGUSON INTENDS TO FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO PREVENT IMMINENT SALE OF NATIONAL ARCHIVES BUILDING IN SEATTLE

December 4, 2020
BREAKING news per Feliks Banel at KIRO Radio and MyNorthwest :
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will file suit against the Trump Administration to halt the “expedited” sale of the Seattle facility of the National Archives. Based on a decision quietly made by the esoteric federal agency called the Public Buildings Reform Board, sale of the building could now happen as soon as January 2021. The decision to sell the building in the first place lacked transparency and was made without required public and stakeholder input.

August 17, 2020
Washington State AG Ferguson files federal lawsuits against three agencies failing to produce records
Washington State Office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson, News Release, August 17, 2020

August 2, 2020 Update
“Despite pleas, it looks like National Archives in Seattle still set to close” Erik Lacitis, Seattle Times, August 2, 2020

July 2020 Updates:

The National Archives at Seattle is still closed because of COVID-19.  I will let you know when it reopens.

“Fate of Seattle National Archives facility still in limbo,” by Feliks Banel, 10 July 2020, online publication of MyNorthwest.com

March 24, 2020 Update on the closure of the National Archives at Seattle

February 21, 2020 Summary of Information on the Closure of the National Archives at Seattle