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Wednesday, August 12, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Change can be good

I would send my kids to a teacher that has never taught. Electricians, mechanics, carpenters all have first days and many will go on to be desired craftsmen.

When I had my heart surgery, I had a very well-known surgeon in Spokane. I asked him if he was doing the surgery and he said no. He said the kids coming out of school today have talent and technique I could never have imagined and we will rely on one of them. That was 25 years ago and that still holds true today. Change is often good.

The point is when the time comes vote for what you want for Spokane. We have laws that deal with almost all situations but we don’t use them, always a lame excuse. If we need a larger jail, then “so be it.” Don’t send offenders back into the neighborhoods to confront taxpaying citizens.

The taxpayers have equipped police with body cameras and all I ever hear is they are used against the police. When do we the taxpayers get to see what the police have to deal with every day and night? Why are the cameras not being used to inform the public of the severity of these problems?

Maybe some of us would change our minds and see Spokane has a problem. I will vote for Nadine and hope that a little tough love will be part of the answer.

Richard D. Gardner


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