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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

How to Make a FOIA and PRA Request

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
There are two primary ways to request public records from state or federal governmental agencies. This guide will review what you can request in both a FOIA and PRA request, how to make each type of request, and provides a general template for creating a successful request.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Last week, Bellingham voters approved a ban on government use of facial recognition and predictive policing technologies by their city.
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Monday, November 8, 2021
Our organization and more than a dozen others sent a letter to the United States Department of Justice to formally request the agency investigate the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and Clark County Sheriff's Office. It’s a request we don’t make lightly, but given the situation in southwest Washington, it’s time for a new approach.
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Monday, November 8, 2021
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Friday, November 5, 2021
"Many in the media are reporting the results across the country and in our state as a referendum on change. I am disappointed, but neither surprised nor disheartened – and I do not agree."
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Friday, October 29, 2021
Black and Indigenous peoples and people of color, in particular, are disproportionately harmed by violent crime, and by highly funded, militarized police departments.
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Friday, October 22, 2021
With Hispanic Heritage Month recently coming to an end, the ACLU of Washington wanted to highlight the work of organizations that advocate for Latinx communities throughout the state. We asked three of the state’s organizations how the pandemic has impacted their work and how others can help.

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