Are all records available to the public?

No.  RCW (Revised Code of Washington) 42.56 contains a list of records that are exempt from disclosure, and there are additional records exempt from disclosure cited in various other chapters of the RCW. 

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1. What is a Public Record?
2. Are all records available to the public?
3. What is "inspection" of a public record?
4. What is the cost for a copy of a public record?
5. Must a public records request be fulfilled within 5 days?
6. How do I request a public record?
7. Are public record requests confidential?
8. May I submit a request anonymously?
9. Must copies of records be provided at no charge for non-profit organizations or indigent customers?
10. Can I obtain a list of citizens or customers for the purpose of marketing my business?