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National Archives In Seattle To Close, Send Indigenous Records Out Of State

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The National Archives facility in Seattle holds historical government records from Idaho and other northwest states, including indigenous archives. 

Earlier this year federal agencies decided to sell the building and send the records to California and Missouri. Residents, researchers, tribal leaders and elected officials from Idaho are among those fighting to stop the move. Boise State Public Radio's Troy Oppie reported on this and joins Idaho Matters to tell us more. 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!