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No one fights for freeway

I see where our wonderful state of Washington has no money to complete the North Spokane Corridor. It does sound to me that we have several politicians, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers included, on this side of the state who are only concerned about moving up the ladder and are not working for the people.

It seems to me they can construct a tunnel with a boring machine at the cost of several hundred million dollars to build a freeway under the Alaskan Way in Seattle, but they don’t have enough money to build ours on the east side of the state. I am completely disgusted with our political system. It is a complete failure.

We have had a north/south freeway in the planning stages for over 20 years, but we can’t get it built because our state can’t afford it. Wake up, people on this side of the state.

Walt Holderman

Spokane


 

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