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Protect Thanksgiving

What’s going on with our national psyche that “retail therapy” has been upgraded to an essential service on Thanksgiving Day? Consider the message we’re sending to children when family time takes a back seat to the lure and seduction of enticing sales.

In our 24/7 economy, Thanksgiving is a rare day that is both faith-friendly and faith-neutral to pause and express gratitude. Support retailers that close on Thanksgiving Day! Let’s celebrate this unique holiday as a time-in to reflect and give thanks with family and friends.

Susie Leonard Weller

Liberty 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.