It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of Joe Turner (TNT, 7-11). In my tenure as a 22nd District legislator, Joe was as good an Olympia reporter as there was. He served his readers as well as he had served his country in Vietnam. And he had a great sense of humor. Following a retirement party that was held for him in 2009, Joe told me, with a grin, that he refused a House leader’s attempt at that party to unmask me as a source.
It was poignant that on the day Joe died, a …