Apr 12, 2021

Feds Halt Sale of National Archives Center in Seattle

Great News! The Biden administration has halted the sale of the federal archives building in Seattle, following months of opposition from people across the Pacific Northwest and a lawsuit by the Washington Attorney General’s Office.

A federal judge had already blocked the sale, pending a lawsuit by Washington, Oregon and more than two dozen Native American and Alaska Native tribes. All eight senators from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska opposed the sale, and Murray and Cantwell had been pushing the Biden administration to halt it.

There are many online reports of this cancellation of plans to sell the building without first taking any public input. I read the story first in an Associated Press article by Gene Johnson at: