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Voters love Republicans

Well, this town never met a Republican it didn’t like. The sad thing is Mary Verner did a good job and deserved a second term, but so it goes. I guess it’s the allure of the middle-aged businessman. Hey, what could possibly go wrong?

Doug MacKenzie



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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.