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Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Why isn’t Puerto Rico the pearl of the Caribbean? It is U.S. territory. Its citizens are U.S. citizens.

Shouldn’t it be a shining example for all the other islands of the region? Shouldn’t it be a desirable place to live, work, invest and vacation? We, the American people, must help Puerto Rico after last month’s hurricane.

If we develop a vision for Puerto Rico’s future, the costs can be an investment that will pay off for all Americans.

Howard Glass



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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.