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Whatcom judge penalizes WWU for withholding sexual assault records

Five years after student journalists filed suit, judge awarded them $111K in penalties

William John Crittenden, Erasmus Baxter and Asia Fields at a Washington Coalition for Open Government town hall in October 2022. Fields said the coalition and the Student Press Law Center were big supporters throughout the process of an open-records lawsuit. (Photo courtesy of Peggy Watt)
By Charlotte Alden General Assignment/Enterprise Reporter
Five years after two students and a graduate of Western Washington University sued the university fo

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