“Beaverton workers begin scan of papers”

Lots of documents involved a thorny annexation fight in Beaverton, OR:

"Nineteen new city employees began poring over thousands of documents in a high-security room at City Hall on Wednesday morning.

"The work is the culmination of more than a year of legal bickering between Nike leaders and city officials over records related to the city’s annexation policy and whether city leaders had plans to forcefully bring the sportswear giant into the city.

"But Beaverton officials still don’t know whether the workers will have to review 1 million documents as first estimated. And they don’t know how much the effort will cost or who will pay."

Those issues probably should be resolved before scanning begins, dontcha think?