FILE PHOTO: Washington state's attorney general Bob Ferguson (C) speaks to the media next to Washington state solicitor general Noah Purcell (R) outside the U.S. federal courthouse in downtown Seattle February 3, 2017.
REUTERS/Dan Levine(Reuters) - The U.S. states of Washington and Oregon, along with dozens of Native American tribes and cultural groups, sued the federal government on Monday to stop the sale of the National Archives building in the city of Seattle.
The National Archives and Records Administration facility in Seattle was approved for eventual closure and sale last year.
The facility is among a dozen properties around the United States recommended for sale by the Public Buildings Reform Board.
After the planned sale of the facility by the government, the records would be moved to National Archives facilities in Kansas City and in Riverside, California.
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