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Waste system move misstated

Wednesday’s editorial on the Regional Solid Waste System misstated the move from city to county control. The agreement under which the city of Spokane took over the system expires on Nov. 16. On Nov. 17, the county will take over. The bonds for the Waste-to-Energy Plant were paid off in 2011.


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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.