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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016

Global warming won't wait

I have noted that some environmentally progressive voters have decided to vote against Initiative 732 because they think the taxes thereby accrued should be used differently than proposed. I believe this side argument is most unfortunate and urge those progressive voters to vote for I-732.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016

I-1464 editorial clarified

To clear up some things from the S-R editorial on I-1464. Ninety-one percent of Americans agree money has too much influence in American politics. To see how broken our system is, look at your ballot. Every statewide initiative was previously brought forward as bills to our legislators in Olympia, but our elected officials did not act on them. Why? Because big money interests blocked the way.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016

Move forward with Prop. 1

I am writing in wholehearted support for Prop. 1, STA's "Moving Forward Plan" that is on the November ballot. The name of the plan creates the keywords "moving" and "forward."

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016

Reject STA tax hike

Sales tax in most of Spokane County will increase from 8.7 percent to 8.9 percent by 2019 unless you vote "rejected" on Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016

S-R should back Biviano

The S-R endorsement (Oct. 9) of Shelly O'Quinn over Andrew Biviano in the county commissioner District 2 race is disappointing. You give many of the reasons why Biviano is the one we need at this time: smart-justice reforms, STA support and his understanding of our economic development opportunities. This county is bursting at the seams with opportunity for smart growth and improved quality of life for all its citizens. Andrew understands all this and is ready.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016

Volz more experienced

As in the primary, the choice for 6th District representative couldn't be clearer. Mike Volz has far more substantive experience in managing large organizations, working with the complexities of governmental budgets and understanding just what makes the economy successful. Mike will also be the only CPA in either house, a skill set sorely needed in Olympia.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016

What about Bush emails?

In response to Wayne Gebhardt's letter ("Clinton deceptive," Oct. 14): It is difficult for me to understand the complete dismissal of a candidate as qualified as Hillary Clinton, because of her email situation.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016



TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016

Move on after election

Please take a minute and imagine it is Nov. 9th. The election is over. All votes are counted. No more yelling about inappropriate sexual behavior, improper use of emails and all the other extraneous discussions. Unfortunately, your candidate lost. It may have been in the primaries, but it doesn't matter. The election is over. Take a deep breath. You are disappointed. You are sad. But the election is over.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016

Noxious specter re-emerges

The following appeared in your paper a year ago. The intervening months underscore the importance of the message, and I hope you will publish it again. I added one word: "bullying."

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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016

Vote for restored dignity

I woke up this morning and checked my address to make sure I still lived in the United States. We have a man running for president who encourages disrespect, sexual harassment, bullying and incites domestic terrorism. His claims of "rigged" voting are frightening, to say the least.

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