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Our View: Leadership is adrift

Yes, there’s an unusual amount of snow, but so much that schools need to close for an entire week? So much that vulnerable people are reduced to being shut-ins? So much that commerce must grind to a veritable stop?


In today’s editorial, we make the case that the current level of service in response to these snowstorms is unacceptable. Other cities can dig out much more quickly. Spokane shouldn’t settle for less.

UPDATE: For those wondering where the mayor has been, she will be holding a press conference at 6 tonight at City Hall. I’d imagine local stations will go live with coverage.

Meanwhile, Gov. Gregoire flew into town and declared an emergency. Kootenai County has done the same.

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