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Tag: Public Records Act


Tacoma: Judge blocks disclosure of Click’s contracts with local broadcasters; The News Tribune to appeal

The fees local broadcasters charge Click Cable TV’s roughly 22,000 subscribers are potentially a trade secret that should not be made public – at least, not by his court.

That’s essentially what Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper decided Friday by granting a preliminary injunction to block the city-owned cable network from releasing its so-called “retransmission consent agreements” to The News Tribune.

“I don’t really like this decision too much, because I’m a great believer in the Public Records Act,” Culpepper said. “… But I also have concerns about the effects this could have on the

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