Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes the Legislature's anti-public-records bill. But that handsome guy with the strong chin told Chris Hayes it couldn't be done!
Gun way or another
Why read the Spokesman-Review to see what two leaders think about gun control when you could read the Inlander and find out about what four leaders think about gun control.
This week has 10 Days
The last days of Restaurant Week are here. Make your reservations now. I recommend Italia Trattoria.
The power of public records
The Reardan-Edwall School District has fired a school resource officer who (the Inlander reported on by using the exact sort of public records request that the Washington State Legislature believed themselves exempt from) was accused of sexually harassing an EWU student.
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Proof of veto
Gov. Jay Inslee told legislators that he'd let the controversial bill removing the state Legislature from the Public Records Act if they recruited enough votes to override a veto. And they did.
"However, that was before I saw the process which failed to meet public expectations for openness and delivered a bill that fell short," he wrote in a veto announcement last night.
House and Senate Democrats, while they continued to defend the bill, wrote a letter explaining that "we made a mistake by failing to go through a full public hearing process on this very important legislation."
House Republicans were more brutal, noting that Democrats had refused to allow debate on Rep. Paul Graves' bill to treat the Legislature like every other local legislative body in the state.
"We requested a hearing on the HB 2255 repeatedly," they refused. "Each request was summarily denied."
Both agreed not to override the veto.
So what happens now? The Seattle Times explains. (Seattle Times)
Begun, the trade wars have
Trump goes full protectionist announcing the sort of steel tariffs that horrify economists. (New York Times)
The second-most disgraced Jared In 28 days, Presidential Son-in-Law Jared Kushner's reputation and power has plummeted.
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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...