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Mayoral candidate Barbara Lampert is lucky Spokane's famous yellow-bellied marmots don't vote.
At the first significant mayoral debate of the election season, Lampert listed controlling Spokane's varmint population among her priorities.
“Varmints bring disease,” Lampert said Tuesday at the forum sponsored by the nonprofit group Sustainable Resources INW. “Let's create a city plan to control pests and rodents.”
Lampert said in an interview on Wednesday that the city needs to reduce the population of squirrels, crows, marmots, skunks and potentially other rodents and animals.
“Children are being dive-bombed by crows. Children are being bitten by squirrels,” she said. “I don't think it's right in civilization for pests to have the upper hand.”