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MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2018

Gun auctions help police

It is hard to believe that any elected City Council member would vote to destroy a financial resource that produces revenue for the police department ("Seized long guns would be destroyed," Oct. 30).

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ITEP agenda

In a recent column about "tax fairness" ("State ranks last in tax fairness," Oct. 26, 2018), Shawn Vestal described the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy as "nonpartisan."

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SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2018



French disgustingly predictable

Al French making disparaging remarks about his opponent ("Commissioner race takes contentious turn," Oct. 23, 2018) is as disgusting as it is predictable. Al's MO is why he can't win a primary commissioner's race in his own district: he can't fool the folks who have seen him up close and personal for all these years.

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Just another day

On the way to a birthday party for an 11-year-old we learned of the synagogue shooting. The event went on in the noise of a funhouse, go-carts and batting cages, foosball and arcade machines.

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Ormsby owes us a debate

Given our appalling property crime situation, does anyone else think Timm Ormsby should stop avoiding a debate with Dave Lucas and explain his role in stopping SB5539 (it would have created a Community Supervision Program for Spokane)? It had already passed the Senate, but Timm, as budget chair for House Appropriations Committee, chose not to support it.

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Remember Obama?

Remember how Barack Obama got into Democrats' good graces by claiming for years that George W. Bush was not born in America? How he darkly warned that if McCain won in 2008, it would be because the election was rigged? How, hundreds of times, he called Fox News and conservative newspapers "the enemy of the people"? And how he encouraged physical attacks on protesters?

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Spokesman Review endorsement of CMR

The Review endorsement of CMR is, sadly, a missed opportunity. The editors could have recommended one of the most gifted, insightful and successful legislators to have ever served Eastern Washington, Lisa Brown.

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