Plastic sheeting was thrown over shelves of documents and records kept at the state archives in Olympia following a 2014 watermain break from pipes hung from the ceiling. (Secretary of State’s Office)

Plastic sheeting was thrown over shelves of documents and records kept at the state archives in Olympia following a 2014 watermain break from pipes hung from the ceiling. (Secretary of State’s Office)

Editorial: New building needed to keep state’s history safe

Housed in a 1960s-era underground building, state records are under threat from leaks and fire.

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