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We’ve become cold

How long was there a tent city below the freeway? How long did it take to get the port-a-potties? How long were they in place? Why on the coldest night were they told to leave? Where did our compassion go?

Out of sight, out of mind?

Rene Penna



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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.