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SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2018

Vote Tom Konis

Tom Konis has been an employee of the Assessor's Office for over 20 yeas, doing appraisal of residential, commercial and industrial properties. He knows Spokane County from the ground up.

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Voting is the first step

Great news: Spokane voters are turning out in record numbers. ('Spokane voting heavy in early balloting' by Jim Camden, The Spokesman-Review, October 25, 2018)

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We need French's influence

One important reason to vote for Al French for the Spokane County Commission is that he is one of nine members of the County Roads Administration Board (CRAB) in Washington state. CRAB members are responsible for the Distribution of Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax, and he is the only member from Eastern Washington. We cannot afford to lose his influence. I know this to be true because he gave me an hour of his time that helped to solve a road issue that built good community. He is an impact servant.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018



THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2018

Ensure your vote counts

In the 2004 election for Washington state governor, Christine Gregoire bested Dino Rossi by around 130 votes from the entire state. While I voted that year, I was informed by a letter about a month after the election that my ballot was not counted as the signature did not match what was on record.

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Follow the I-1631 money

Voters, follow the money: Big Oil has spilled over 21 million dollars into the anti-Initiative 1631 campaign. With the 2017 Tax Act Exxon Mobil's effective tax rate fell from 3.7 percent to -85.6 percent! We taxpayers just refunded $382 million to California Chevron.

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Froma Harrop: Forget about cheaper drugs on Trump’s watch

President Trump’s plan for lowering Medicare drug costs is good, even cutting-edge. As Democrats successfully campaign on health care, Trump has come back with a proposal that could save Medicare patients and taxpayers $17.2 billion over five years. Too bad its chances of happening are close to nil. We’ve seen this talkie before. As Election Day approaches, Trump makes a promise that seems to favor the public over big-money interests. The moment the last vote is counted, it vanishes.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2018


It’s time for a new day in politics

Participating in this election has been one of the most engaging and rewarding aspects of my career. I started my campaign as a concerned citizen. Since then, I’ve had the privilege to meet people all across our community who have made me better informed and more empathetic to many of the problems we’re facing here and in the rest of the state. It’s time to change the status quo for the people of the 3rd Legislative District by electing a genuine leader who will fight for them. As a first-time candidate, not beholden to PACs or party, I value people above politics. Unlike our current representative for the 3rd District (Position 2), I have knocked on thousands of doors across Spokane from Hillyard to Kendall Yards, from Garland to Five Mile, from Sprague to Shadle, and more, talking to people from all walks of life about what policies truly matter to them. Many feel alienated from state government. I care about their concerns and I intend to be the representative our community deserves.

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