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SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017

Sat., July 29, 2017

Burke's been here longer

Although Kathryn Alexander herself is straightforward about her background, some of the letters have been misleading. They imply that Kathryn has more experience at the local level than Kate Burke. In fact, Kate Burke has lived in Spokane her entire life, and Kathryn just moved to Washington state three years ago.

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Sat., July 29, 2017

Capitalize on experience

I disagree with Rob Leach's assumptions about education (July 18 letter). While I'm bothered by all of the absolute language and over-generalizations, I'll focus on the comments about experience.

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Sat., July 29, 2017

Dunau to focus on Spokane

I have watched City Council focus on many subjects in the world beyond municipal government over the last four years. There is a reason that potholes and infrastructure are the topic of conversation in every campaign cycle, so to spell it out: that reason is because our City Council doesn't want to handle the nitty gritty of municipal government. They would rather focus on topics outside the reach of what our fine city should be handling.

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Sat., July 29, 2017

Gun just a tool

Several weeks ago Shawn Vestal went on his quarterly rant against guns. Usually this follows a big event like Sandy Hook, but the closest thing might be the 100 shootings in Chicago over the Fourth of July in the city with the strictest guns laws in the U.S. This time Shawn quoted from the NBER, talking about how right-to-carry does not stop crime. Nice, but did he read the other article, also from NBER stating, "the data does not support increase or decrease in crime?"

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Sat., July 29, 2017

Hazel is impressive

I met Judge Tony Hazel many years ago. He was a student at Gonzaga University in a pre-law class. I was a practicing attorney at that time and my law partner, Tim Mackin, and I volunteered to mentor the students in that class. Tim and I were very impressed with Tony; it was clear he wanted to learn and be the best attorney he could be.

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Sat., July 29, 2017

Retain Mumm for District 3

My husband and I are voting for Candace Mumm for City Council District 3. We agree with the Spokesman-Review's endorsement. Candace has been a strong supporter of our North Indian Trail Neighborhood for the past four years. She regularly attends our neighborhood council meetings, listens to us, and keeps us informed about important city issues especially those that affect our neighborhood.

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Sat., July 29, 2017

Wiser for school board

I have known Mike Wiser since middle school. We met at Sacajawea. I was a Jefferson kid; he went to Wilson Elementary. Mike has always been calm, thoughtful, empathetic and hard-working; a person of the highest integrity.

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FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017




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