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Leaders the scary ones

So “non-racist” Brent Regan describes President Barack Obama as “black and scary-looking,” yet can’t spell the president’s name or get his title correct. And some folks think that somehow disqualifies Regan to be a school board member … in Idaho?

If anything, judging by state Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll’s comparison of insurance companies under Obamacare to Jews killed in the Holocaust, perhaps the problem is that Regan is simply serving below his appropriate station. His intellect is obviously wasted at the local level.

Jim McPherson



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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.