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State agency records and local government records from Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties

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(360) 586-1492

Local government records from Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties

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(509) 963-2136

Local government records from Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties

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(509) 235-7500 Ext.100

Local government records from Clallam, Island, Jefferson, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties

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(360) 650-3125

Local government records from King, Kitsap and Pierce counties

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(425) 564-3940