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Outrage aplenty

Ah, there they are! I specifically went online to The Spokesman-Review’s website and found what I was looking for. Others in the community were as outraged as I was in opening the paper Saturday morning to find a photo of a recently deceased person. I suppose it is an editor’s choice to run a picture of a body, but I feel the editor of the S-R in this case went way “over the top” on journalism ethics when you add the fact that the person hadn’t even been identified yet! What were you thinking?

Jan Oman



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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.