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Tickets available for Spokane candidate debates sponsored by Northwest Passages

At the first Pints and Politics, from left, government editor Jonathan Brunt, candidate Candace Mumm, candidate Matthew Howes and reporter Kip Hill participate in a candidate debate Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at the Washington Cracker building. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Washington voters will receive their ballots in less than three weeks.

Spokane voters still unsure who to choose for mayor, City Council and school board can hear the candidates explain their positions at two Pints and Politics forums hosted by the Northwest Passages Book Club.

Free tickets are available at

Candidates for the Spokane City Council and Spokane School Board will take questions from Spokesman-Review reporters and from the audience starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Washington Cracker Building, 304 W. Pacific Ave.

On Oct. 15, Northwest Passages and KHQ will host City Council president and Spokane mayoral candidates at the Bing Crosby Theater.

The debate between council president candidates Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle will start at 5 p.m. A debate between mayoral candidates Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward will follow at 6 p.m.

Spokesman-Review reporter Adam Shanks and KHQ’s Sean Owsley will host the mayoral debate, which will be aired live on KHQ from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The City Council debate as well as an extended mayoral debate will be streamed online.

Northwest Passages is The Spokesman-Review’s community book club.