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How to Make a FOIA and PRA Request

Document, Published: 
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: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Tacoma Police Department violated Public Records Act, failed to disclose information on invasive surveillance technology
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that state legislators’ offices are subject to the state’s Public Records Act general public records disclosure mandate. 
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Finding that Tacoma Police Department (TPD) deliberately withheld public records on its use of an invasive cell phone surveillance device, a judge in Pierce County ordered the City of Tacoma to pay fines, costs and fees in an amount she said is “necessary to deter future misconduct.” 
Published: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Civil liberties highlights from the 2018 Washington State Legislative Session
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Friday, August 16, 2013
A Washington family discovered that even if you win a court case, you can still lose. The ACLU is supporting efforts to do something about the situation.

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