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Cut VA administration

The main problem with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as with most government bureaucracies, is too much administration. I believe most of the VA’s problems could be solved if it would reduce its administrative staff by at least 40 percent and use the money saved to hire more caregivers to serve the veterans.

Arlie Kellogg

Sandpoint


 

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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.