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Thankful none hurt in storms

Has anybody else noticed? Three sudden and very violent storms in three weeks. Numerous massive trees and power lines down, some atop cars, houses and electric lines. A mobile home park devastated.

And yet, not even one person killed or injured. Even the 5-year-old boy beneath a tree that fell on his roof and debris raining down was uninjured.

We have so very much for which to be thankful.

Bernadine Van Thiel



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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.