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Praise for Rogers article

I have to admit there were tears on the front page of my newspaper the morning of Sept. 1. I’ve been so upset about seeing 16-year-olds’ photos and names on the front of the paper glorifying (for some) their alleged murderous deeds.

So what an unexpected surprise to see such an enlightening article about the Rogers High School football team in the paper. Many thanks and blessings to The Spokesman-Review for choosing to run three pages of coverage on this most remarkable team. They deserve the credit.

I think Jonathan Brunt should win an award for his thoughtful and compassionate writing and Dan Pelle for his outstanding photos. Coach Matt Miethe will gain all the love and respect that he deserves from these strong young men and their parents and friends. The community should be backing them with donations.

Mary Naber



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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.