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Sue Lani Madsen
FREELANCE COLUMNIST
Sue Lani Madsen rulingpen@gmail.com

An architect and rancher, she writes a column for the Spokesman-Review as a correspondent.


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Sept. 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane Interstate fairgoers visiting the Liberty state booth would be surprised to hear themselves described as paranoid extremists seeking a fantasyland. Top topics include tax increases, income tax proposals, property rights and gun control. Pretty mainstream concerns in Eastern Washington.

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Sept. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Initiative 1639 raised the age for buying a rifle to 21 and requires an “enhanced background check.” The results are, by turns, stigmatizing for those with mental health issues, burdensome for law enforcement and mind-bogglingly convoluted for some gun owners.

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Aug. 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
Someone has been shooting cows from the road in Stevens County, according to the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association. But the cattlemen’s shooting charge is hard to prove, and there’s no conclusive evidence it has happened. Hoping to find something more concrete, they’re offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

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Aug. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Most parents want their kids to find meaningful work and a living wage by their early 20s. But gettng those things doesn’t always require a college degree.