New and Notable Data projects

A rolling showcase of data projects from Washington state agencies and their partners, including projects from,, and agency websites.

Law Enforcement Certification Investigations

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission now publishes data on investigations into misconduct allegations against law enforcement and corrections officers, as mandated under RCW 43.101.400. The new dataset lists cases where misconduct allegations prompted a review of the officer's certification, and includes officer names and agencies, investigation outcomes and links to key case documents.

Metadata Guidance Documents

Guidance documents are now available on how to generate good descriptions, column definitions and other core documentation (metadata) for content.
Publishers updating metadata fields can export the tables to use as worksheets. The guidance covers all nine metadata fields now required to be completed. Open data program staff are always available to publishers for further consultation and support.
Screenshot of Metadata Editing button

Map of campaign contribution locations in 2020 Washington gubernatorial race

See Where Campaign Contributions Come From

Campaigns are underway for the November 8 general election. A visualization tool from the Washington Public Disclosure Commission allows the public to map where campaign contributions are coming from, and see how financial support changes over time.