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Artistic efforts undermined

For those of us who, like artist David Clemons, spend our lives trying to make the world just a bit better by making assorted wonders, we are often confronted with evidence that the world will never come close to being perfect.

There are too many thugs, cowards and people who are less than citizens that do not want it that way.

Harold Balazs



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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.