Questions raised about how Oregon lawmakers archive public records


Oregon legislators are required to keep their email messages for a year, according to their own rules and state law. But confusion about a computer backup system suggests an unknowable number of public records has been lost. 
The issue wasn't on anybody's radar until The Oregonian requested copies of email related to a trip seven Republican lawmakers made to Palm Springs in January. The all-male group visited a topless club while they were there and, a few months later, House GOP leader, Rep. Kevin Cameron, stepped down because of fear that the public would find out.