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Offers practical advice to individuals seeking public records or attending government meetings. The weekly show will review court decisions, legislative developments, and news stories related to government transparency.

WA State Office of the Attorney General Open Government Training

Online Police Reports

General Offense (GO) Reports in PDF format are available online for all Burglaries, Robberies, Aggravated Assaults and Homicides. These reports are made available to the public in accordance with the Public Records Act (See Revised Code of Washington, RCW 42.56).

The first time you enter this application, you will need to create a user account with the City of Seattle before you can view these reports. See terms of use

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WCOG is building a network of citizens who support open government laws and practices. We will notify you, as they arrive, of threats to open government and opportunities to strengthen it.

** In order to keep its listservs professional, valuable, and useful for all subscribers, WCOG has established policies and procedures. Please click here to read our policies and procedures. **

Local Email Discussion Lists
WCOG has focused email lists to enable communication and coordination among WCOG members in specific cities or counties.

WCOG will not automatically add you to any of these lists – you need to subscribe yourself if you want to be on any of them. To join any of these lists, simply go to and click on the name of the list you want to join. Provide your email address and name on the subscription page that will be displayed, and click “Subscribe”.

Because these lists are open only to WCOG Members as a benefit of membership, your subscription request will be emailed to the WCOG administrator for approval. You’ll also receive an email confirming your request, to which you will need to respond.

WCOG is happy to set up additional local email lists for members in any city or county. Just send your request to, and we’ll get it done!

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