Feds reverse decision to sell historic archives in Seattle

    Seattle, Washington (AP) - The Biden administration has reversed a decision by its predecessor to sell 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.

    Sen. Patty Murray said in a news release Thursday that the federal Office of Management and Budget had withdrawn its approval for the sale, which would have forced the transfer of millions of records to facilities in Kansas City, Missouri, and Riverside, California.

    A federal judge had already blocked the sale.

    Among the records at the center are tribal, military, land, court, tax and census documents.

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