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Island purchase inexplicable

The Spokesman-Review

Can someone tell me, with a straight face, why our elected officials in Olympia are spending $9 million to buy an uninhabited island in the San Juans? While our schools, police and fire departments and cities are struggling to make ends meet, our state reps are buying islands with our money. It may be a noble gesture, but the timing is all wrong.

This particular island happens to be on the kayak route of one of those elected officials. Methinks something smells fishy and it ain’t the local catch. This little piece of unnoticed pork rind just slipped by us Washington citizens like a downwind skunk.

Our state is struggling to oversee the property we already own, keep our parks open and safe and manage all the forest land. Yet, some elected officials from the West Side are out buying islands with our money, just to prevent development.

Someone just doesn’t get it. I know I don’t. Do you?

Emery Wold

Spokane


 

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