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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Leaker barely scrutinized

Tighe Barry stood in a cool breeze at the corner of 22nd and C streets in Foggy Bottom wearing nothing but a jockstrap and goose bumps. A small sign hanging …

Senate backs making hunter information private

Senators voted 30-3 to exempt hunting and fishing license information from Idaho’s public records laws.

Open records crucial to a successful democracy

We are reluctant to second-guess a federal judge on questions of law, but if Benjamin Settle is right that Washington’s open public records act may unconstitutionally abridge a right to …

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Spokane County Marriage licenses

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Spokane County Marriage licenses

Idaho site offers nitty-gritty on spending

BOISE – A nonprofit group on Tuesday launched a “government transparency” Web site that offers details about state and local government spending in Idaho, from a mayor’s salary to an …

Idaho guv wants ‘total, complete transparency’ on state lands

A committee of top real estate professionals was asked to review how Idaho could update its rules for transfers of state endowment lands to match “modern business practices,” and this …

Our View: Public-records committee still has crucial role

When Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire launched her assault on burgeoning bureaucracy last month, she pointed to a list of 470 state boards and commissions that had been “created over decades …

Sims leaving legal bill for public-records fight

OLYMPIA – The man President Barack Obama selected to be his top deputy at the Department of Housing and Urban Development is leaving his last public job with a huge …

Lawmakers seek to limit inmates’ access to records

SEATTLE – An entrepreneurial spirit struck Allan Parmelee last fall as he sat in a Washington state prison, serving 17 years for bombing the cars of two attorneys. He wrote …

Our View: Lawmakers should side with public on records

As the Washington Legislature settles in for a 2009 session dominated by budget challenges, other important issues will compete for its attention, too. One familiar topic will be the defense …