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Storm brings out heroes

I’ve never been so proud to be an American. Our fellow citizens on the East Coast have proved again that we are a nation of strong, capable and giving people. The families in New York and New Jersey and all along the Eastern Seaboard have shown the world their determination, their commitment to their fellow man and their never-ending knowledge that it will get better. The medical personnel who worked so diligently to save their hospital patients is awesome.

To the people back East, you are all our heroes, especially the fire, police, National Guard, Federal Emergency Management Administration representatives, and all the other rescue personnel.

Shirley Maike

Medical Lake


 

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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.