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Fire 6 penalized in records case

Mason County Superior Court penalized Fire District 6 $94,300 on Monday for violating the state’s Public Records Act.

Judge Amber Finlay reviewed the courts findings, saying this was “a challenging case for a variety of factors.” Finlay said the court is concerned because the court found negligence due to altering records. Finlay said agencies need to be transparent.

The penalty of $94,300 comes from the tax base multiplied by $50.

Jeffrey Brittig was the plaintiff in the case against Mason County Fire District 6 and filed his lawsuit against the fire district in April 2020. According to court...


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