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Bad role models

Talk about a paradox. It is amazing people are outraged and jumping on the bandwagon reporting and condemning sexual predation by Charlie Rose, congressmen and other prominent people. In the meantime the entertainment industry is actively promoting a generational culture of sexual predation.

How can you expect young men to have respect for women when you have entertainers such as Miley Cyrus on twerking like a female dog in heat? Where is the outrage?

Jim Shubert

St. Maries


 

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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.