The data was was captured by the state's digital archiving team. Among the saves: 1,605 press releases, 536 speeches and 162 media events.
"One hundred years from now," Reed said, "our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will have access to the legacy of the Locke administration."
Determined to foil the dustbin of history, we at the Spokesman-Review's Olympia bureau have also archived some of the same documents (by tacking them to the office wall).
-"Gov. Gary Locke Urges Citizens to vote on Election Day" (press release, Nov. 1, 2002)
-"Gov. Locke's statement supporting Pledge of Allegiance" (June 26, 2002)
-and "Gov. Gary Locke Proclaims October Clean Water Month" (press release, Oct. 18, 2002)