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Naghmana has my vote

As a former city councilwoman and longtime resident of Northeast Spokane, I am excited to endorse Naghmana Sherazi for Spokane City Council in District 1.
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Pro-parent candidates

This year’s election for our Central Valley school district board members is crucial! Do you want to have a say in your child’s education, or do you want board members who will ignore you, walk out on you, and tell you the state knows best and should be in charge of making decisions for your child?
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Re-elect Dan Hansen

I’d like to echo others’ statements in support of Dan Hansen for re-election to the West Valley School District board.

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The power of vaccinations

Sad to see the bursting hospitals resulting from COVID-19 and its delta variant. The numbers clearly show the power of the vaccine to cut cases and deaths.
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Write in a better candidate

I've got a question for the candidates for CVSD School Board Position 5. Let's imagine you were successful in overturning the school mask mandate. What is your plan for replacing the funding that would then be withheld by the state? Do you even have one?
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Bedford and Smith for SPS board

I attended a webinar for Spokane Public School Board candidates forum organized by Coalition of Color (APIC, NAACP, HBPA and MCAS) on Oct. 2. I enjoyed the questions posted to four candidates, they all responded in a civic and friendly manner, obviously some candidates had more substances or gave answers informed by data.
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Belock will be a great addition

Jacquelyn Belock will be a fresh voice to represent the unrepresented in the Cheney City Council and build a bridge between the city of Cheney and EWU and between the younger and the older residents.
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Biden is unbelievable

President Biden said that the Democrats’ agenda in the spending bills that are currently under debate and negotiation will pay for itself. That is unbelievable. If the Democrats’ agenda would pay for itself, then passing the bills and implementing the agenda wouldn’t depend on raising the debt limit. Let me be clear. The Democrats in Congress, and President Biden are saying that they have to borrow more money in order to implement programs that pay for themselves. How gullible do you have to be to believe that?
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Chalich doesn’t represent you

I’m seeing several folks pushing Stan Chalich for CVSD and that’s a shame, as Chalich seems to lack the temperament and vision needed for the position. Here’s how I’ve come to that conclusion:
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Getting what they want

Republicans do not like taxes. As a result, states led by Republicans have less money to spend on public education.
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Inslee abusing his power

It's been nearly 600 days since Gov. Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency. He continues, to this very day, to issue emergency powers orders without going through the legislature. Gov. Inslee's most recent order that all state employees and health care professionals must be vaccinated or face termination is a blatant abuse of power. It fully violates the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Washington Law Against Discrimination, and section 2 of the Governor's Proclamation 21 - 14.
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Poor recount coverage

S-R coverage of the Saturday presidential vote recount in Bonner County, Idaho, was disappointing. It was clear that the reporter didn’t attend the recount and did not watch the livestream. The source cited was the twitter posting of the secretary of state’s office. That’s not sufficient.
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Riley Smith for School Board

As a teacher, parent, and alumnus of Spokane Public Schools, I support Riley Smith for the school board. Riley will bring a fresh perspective to the board, with an emphasis on the student experience and student voice. He will listen to the advice of experts and health professionals with regard to keeping our students in school safely during this pandemic.
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Some food for thought

96% of American Medical Association surveyed practicing physicians have been vaccinated for Covid-19. (June 11, 2021)
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Stop war

On Sept. 12th in the Spokesman’s guest opinion ("Veteran suicide leaves many questions unanswered"), Wesley Anderson asked how we can prevent veterans’ suicide.
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The wisdom of Spock

Dear Mr. Spock, you have the helm. During this time of great turmoil and challenge, can you provide us with some of your well-aged wisdom?
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They deserve your vote

As a mother of two children living in Spokane Valley and who attended Central Valley District my entire childhood, I am in full support of and highly recommend write-in candidate Bret Howell for Position 2 and Pam Orebaugh for Position 5 of the Central Valley School District Board.