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By Roger Harnack

Gov. Inslee suspends portions of public meetings, records laws

In-person attendance blocked after Eyman challenges gun bans


Last updated 3/28/2020 at 9:36am

Gov. Jay Inslee

OLYMPIA - With no fanfare or disclosure, Gov. Jay Inslee quietly amended a month-old coronavirus-related proclamation, so that it now strips residents and news organizations of the right to attend public meetings and review public records in person.

The move came just a day after Tim Eyman, a gubernatorial candidate challenging Inslee for his seat, attended the Bellingham City Council meeting to object to an effort to restrict the right of residents to keep and bear arms in connection with Inslee's order and in violation of the federal Stafford Act.

It also came a day after Inslee declared...

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