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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Spin Control

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Turning the Spokane Valley into its own city apparently has brought one of the typical problems of urbanization.


So concerned are city leaders about people plying they highways and byways for spare change that they've decided to put together an ad hoc committee on panhandling.

The seven-member committee -- four volunteers still needed, should you be interested -- will "research regional efforts to determine the source of and solutions to panhandling throughout the City of Spokane Valley."

Not sure about the solutions, but the source of panhandling should be pretty obvious.

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