State Military Department paying $110,000 to settle public records suit

The state Military Department has agreed to pay $110,000 to a Seattle attorney and a King County activist to settle a long-running public records lawsuit centered on the Washington National Guard’s counterdrug task force.

Marijuana activist John Worthington of Renton and attorney William Crittenden sought the release of flight records and other documents.

Worthington had requested them since 2008 under the state Public Records Act, which applies to state agencies. News reports show that King County Sheriff’s deputies seized marijuana plants from Worthington’s home in 2007. Continue>>>