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West Central neglected

Dashing through the snow? That’s not the case in the West Central neighborhood. Folks around here are still homebound and heavily relying on the generosity of others for their livelihood.

Some of the most strapped and hardest working families in the county are involuntarily homebound. STA routes are, supposedly, among the first to be plowed; yet days after our major snowfall, bus route 21 West Broadway is still out of service and crippling our daily commutes. Even more detrimental are the streets.

Friends on the South Hill have reported their streets being plowed twice so far. Where’s the love on West Mallon or Dean? I would hope the disparity in income wouldn’t alter the plow routes.

If you brave our streets, you wouldn’t see flashy four-wheel-drive vehicles powering through the ruts, but economical four-cylinders blanketed under feet of snow like little gravesites reminiscent of our idle freedom.

Spokane, stick to your words. Keep the arterials clear, get all the buses running, and plow our neighborhood. We need to work. We support the local economy just as much as anyone else, some might argue more so, as we stereotypically struggle through the service industry with erratic schedules and lower wages.

Drew Olsen



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