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Wolves get priority

Regarding wolves, education and medical care.

In the state of Idaho, Gov. Butch Otter and the Idaho legislators seem to have no problem coming up with funds or ideas to eradicate Idaho’s wolves. Yet, when it comes to education and medical care for Idaho’s youth and people in need, there seems to be no funding or proactive results available.

Rosalie Shelby

Priest River, Idaho


 

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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.