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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Public records of video meetings discussed


February 25, 2021

COLFAX — Public records storage of remote meetings on video is becoming an issue for Whitman County.

The topics of storage and retrieval were discussed Monday morning virtually by various county representatives during a commissioners’ work session.

“If a record is destroyed before it’s supposed to be destroyed ... inadvertently, the office holder is responsible,” said Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy. ”I think the ultimate responsibility is to the voters.”

County commissioner Art Swannack asked what happens if a record disappears.

“Who is legally liable for those archi...

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