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Illumination prohibition

Congressional meddlers, in an attempt to conserve energy, have attacked incandescent lighting. What’s next, limits and tariffs on showy outdoor Christmas displays?

And what manner of energy efficient bulbs will Congress legislate to replace our tiny little twinkling strings? Could this become the “illumination prohibition” in which shady characters make illegal fortunes dealing in black market banned bulbs?

Bah, humbug!

David Michaelson

Harrington, Wash.


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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.