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Vestal shooting blanks

Shawn Vestal’s liberal blathering hit another low Feb. 5 by making fun of opponents of Initiative 594, yet another gun control bill that does nothing to prevent crime but leads to the very thing Vestal ridicules. And, oh yes, it does potentially make criminals of normally law-abiding citizens.

He is welcome to his views, but most folks in this part of the state don’t buy it. Perhaps he should focus his misinformation campaign elsewhere.

Ralph Wilfong

Spokane


 

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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.