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Killing dog inexcusable

Concerning the young Labrador fatally shot through the raised window of a parked van, and then referred to as a charging pit bull: Ridiculous! In my opinion, the officer destroyed the dog only because it was there barking, and he knew he could. Certainly, a gunshot would tell any criminals that the police were there faster than anything a dog could do.

We, the public, do not need impulsive, thoughtless and uncaring people of any stripe on our streets using deadly force. If “official rules of conduct” condone such actions, then those rules need to be changed. ASAP!

Irene Anrode

Spokane Valley


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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.