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Budget questions

Could we have the mayor of Spokane please explain why we had street sweepers working on Garland Avenue at 9 p.m., Dec. 7-8, when we are having to cut back on employees? It just doesn’t make sense because those were the two coldest nights of the year so far.

Also, I’m still waiting for the Spokane County commissioners to give a full budget report on Raceway Park. It seems like that never happens.

Kenneth Kelling Sr.



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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.