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Spokane debate season in bloom; Verner, Condon will debate twice on Thursday

Spokane candidates will give their pitch for city office at two debates on Thursday.

The League of Women Voters will hold candidate debates for mayor, City Council president and for each of the three City Council seats on the November ballot. The group also will have a debate for the open Spokane School Board seat and forums focused on the Spokane County animal control proposal, the Community Bill of Rights initiative as well as three state initiatives.

The event starts at 5 p.m. at Spokane City Hall and is open to the public. It will be taped and will air eight times on CityCable 5, starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, according to a city news release.

Mayor candidate Mayor Verner and David Condon also will debate at noon at the weekly downtown Rotary Club meeting at the Spokane Athletic Club.

Read on to find out about two other debates next month that were recently announced.

The annual Chase Youth Commission debate will start a 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Spokane City Hall. Teen in the audience will cast votes for each race and results are announced that night.

Ferris High School’s leadership class will host two debates starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the school’s auditorium. One forum will feature Verner and Condon. The other will feature Spokane School Board candidates Deana Brower and Sally Fullmer.

Here is the full list of air times for the League of Women Voters debate on CityCable 5:

– Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m.

– Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.

– Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.

– Saturday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.

– Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 8:30 p.m.

– Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m.

– Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m.

– Monday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m.

Jonathan Brunt
Jonathan Brunt joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. He is the government editor. He previously was a reporter who covered Spokane City Hall, Spokane County government and public safety.

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