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Politicians hate to wait

Isn’t it interesting how quickly the Democrats and Republicans came together to end the furloughs for the air traffic controllers? Maybe it was inconvenient for the lawmakers to have long waits at the airports.

MariAnn Leffler



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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.