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Wednesday, August 12, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Noxious government

“Invasion of skeleton weed” (Aug. 27) was an informative story, about a noxious weed moving into Eastern Washington. I see it regularly along the Centennial Trail.

Here’s the best part: “If a landowner refuses to cut his or her weeds, the control board sends in a team to do the work for them… ‘We send them a bill,’” said Tracie Oxford, office manager of the Spokane County Noxious Weed Control Board. “However, the control board has no such power to compel city, county, or state officials to tackle noxious weeds on publicly owned land.”

Citizens are required by the government to control the weed on their property, but the government is not required to control it on its property. If you haven’t realized the government is too big with too much power maybe this will help.

The national debt is $22.5 trillion and climbing; your share is $68,400.

Rich Zywiak

Spokane

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