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Free truth-seekers

A June 6 letter writer suggested that The Spokesman-Review editors not publish letters from those folks who challenge the fact of global warming.

I was reminded of other facts advanced by the experts: The fact that the sun rotates around the Earth; the fact that the Earth was flat; the fact that diagnosis is possible only through the four humours of physiologic medicine; the fact that blacks and women aren’t capable of holding responsible jobs; the fact that smoking tobacco was healthful.

Our history is littered with the facts advanced by so-called experts. Only a free society, with its people seeking truth, exposes the fakes among us.

Larry Treffry



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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.