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Photo disrespectful

The front page picture (Nov. 4) of our president was uncalled for and totally disrespectful. I did not vote for, nor did I support President Obama’s agenda, but after over 30 years of serving our country under presidents from Truman to Carter, I understood the concept of loyalty and respect for the commander in chief.

This president deserves more from your paper.

Guy D. Perham

Col. (Ret) USAF



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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.