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A better place for basketball?

Here we are again with the big 3-on-3 B-ball tourney upon us.

I was thinking, isn’t downtown messed up enough now - why not transfer the event to Spokane County Raceway? They have ample parking for cars, STA runs almost to the door, they have ample seating for spectators, concession stands to feed the hordes and abundant washroom facilities for the public. The Northern Quest Casino is right next door for out of town visitors, it’s a win-win.

Obviously the downtown merchants are not in love with this event because they all whine every year as this event approaches. Spokane County Raceway would take all the stress off the downtown merchants — plus it just makes sense to hold big events out there.

That’s why the county commissioners bought the place I thought.

Norm Ellefson



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