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SPD is the best

I read with disgust the Nov. 21 letter Mary Ann Tripp, who is wondering if there is a good apple left in the whole barrel of the Spokane Police Department. She surely must realize these brave men put their lives in danger every day. Where would we be without these brave men?

Within every organization there may be a few not up to par, but our Spokane Police Department is the best!

Joan O’Brien



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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.