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She’s not collaborative

Donald Hill (Jan. 10) is proud of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for being collaborative? Did he not hear her on the radio on Jan. 9 saying the Republicans will shut down the government to make a point about our president? She is not a leader; only a follower of her corporate-owned Republican bosses.

She’s one of many who did very little for their hefty congressional salaries last year, and ran up the bills that we must now raise the debt ceiling to pay.

Ruth Sweeney



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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.