Officials Jack Up Charges to Keep Public Records From Being Released

·By Nick Grube

Public records are seen here at the Hawaii Department of Health's Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch, Sept. 12, 2013, in Honolulu.

Experts say high fees often bring legal challenges but many record seekers just give up.

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Do you think agencies in Hawaii sometimes inflate the cost of records to keep them from being released?