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EDITORIAL: State should focus on real safety risk, not supposed threats from open records

State officials went into crisis mode earlier this year when it became apparent that records regarding Anthony Montwheeler would be released. They formed teams. They spent a fortune on lawyers. And they tried to panic other officials into keeping the documents confidential.

Montwheeler is the Idaho man who for nearly 20 years was treated as mentally ill in Oregon. He then insisted he had been faking his illness all along, and a state psychiatrist contravened . . .

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