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Voters fact-checked Romney

This just in: Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republicans just got fact-checked by “We the people,” not just the 47 percent of us he holds in contempt and said we were never going to vote for him anyway, “because we are takers and just want ‘free stuff,’ ” but by the 51 percent of us who are the electorate.

We examined his “facts” and found them to be wanting.

Bill Joy



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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.