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BNSF advertisement

I had to smile when I read the advertisement for the BNSF Railway in the December 17 Spokesman-Review. The full-page advertisement, entitled “On The Right Track,” touted numerous attributes for moving freight by rail. Among them was “cut particulate matter emissions by nearly 50%”. Yikes, I did the math on that and realized that half of infinity is infinity.

Forrest Diehl



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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.