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Old order restored

After last week’s election, everything seems back in order. The Republican Party was able to buy a “nonpartisan” election. A corporation was able to buy a statewide initiative, and the “good old boy network” in Spokane kicked back in as a convicted felon was allowed out of jail for nearly three months to await his sentencing. All’s well.

Larry Reisnouer

Spokane


 

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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.