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Sue Lani Madsen: Following Seattle money to Spokane

Running a successful political campaign at any level requires money. Preferably local money, but it’s not surprising to find statewide and national organizations interested in the council races in Washington’s second largest city.
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Front Porch: Readers share their reading memories

In my previous column, I wondered if a love of literacy was hardwired in our family DNA. All four of my sons are book lovers like me. I invited readers to share their bookish memories, and it seems that many of you also caught the reading bug young and have no desire to be cured.
Opinion >  Column

Sue Lani Madsen: Immutable characteristics that matter

School board elections are usually sleepy events with one or two candidates, and in some districts they still are. But virtual school in 2020 put parents physically in the classroom as partners in learning and inspired some to get involved at a systemic level. This year has drawn an unusually high number of competitive races, with parents driven to action by debates over divisive curriculum and dissatisfaction with decisions delaying school re-opening.