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I need to respond to a Jan. 20 letter by Mattie Hyslop. It was about rude depictions of our president by Michael Ramirez.

Here is a pat on the back for saying what I have wanted to say for some time. Ramirez must think he’s really funny. Not so. I am sure if he drew a picture of himself it would look exactly like the north end of a horse going south.

Harley McLaughlin

Seven Bays, Wash.


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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.