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Spokane Transit Apologizes To Youths

Three young people talking about bisexuality were kicked off a Spokane Transit Authority bus last month, and now STA officials said the driver made a mistake in booting them. Two women in their 20s and a teenage boy were talking among themselves about a friend’s sexual orientation during a bus ride on Oct. 20. After other passengers got off the bus, the young people got into a dispute with the driver about whether they could continue their discussion. The bus driver told them the topic bothered her and she ordered them off the bus midway between stops and more than a mile from their destination, said Carla Savalli, executive director of Odyssey Youth Center. The Spokane center provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth/Mike Prager, SR. More here. (Pacific Northwest Inlander photo by Young Kwak: Jessica Jahn, left, and Mat Kellogg didn't have a great trip on an STA bus)

Question: Did STA do the right thing by apologizing to three young people kicked off bus?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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