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Community not fooled

A jury and Judge Fred Van Sickle handed Officer Karl Thompson Jr. and the “circle-the-wagons” types of the Police Guild, Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office, and city and county governments a reminder of Abraham Lincoln’s adage: “You can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

John Simanton

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.