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Re: “Bridging the Gap

Passages that didn't make the cut: "Here we see the scorched cedars of West Central. Daily, they are set ablaze, simply by coming in contact with the poverty stricken oxygen of West Aleppo...I mean central."
-Daniel Walters

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Posted by JD96 on 10/01/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Bridging the Gap

This article paints a picture very unlike what my experience as a West Central resident has been. Sure I bought a vacant eyesore & have been rehabbing since day 1, I connected some neighbors & we changed some rental habits of a slumlord or two down the block, but location, location, location plus beautiful old homes full of character waiting for those of us with tools & skills were my main reasons to buy here. I love this neighborhood. It is diverse on every level and that is what I craved over the more singular demographic neighborhoods that I was steered into when looking to purchase a home in Spokane. If you want to help out a neighborhood that has been overlooked by the city with the exception of the weeks before Bloomsday comes through maybe you need to stop depicting it as a broke down palace such as the illustration on this weeks' cover does. I am proud to call West Central my home.

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Posted by WC Proud on 09/30/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Bridging the Gap

I see this to be a terribly inaccurate report on the "impoverished" side of west central. Our homes do not reflect the description you have written for the most part and the people here put a lot of work into where they live. Also, the people I've met from Kendall yards have been very kind, and I number them as friends. My experiences living here my entire life is not even close to what this article has to say. I walk through Kendall yards all the time with my pit bull and get smiles from people in their porches, and people walking by me, I've had perhaps one encounter that I felt a Kendall yards person was stiffing me.

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Posted by Jacob H on 09/30/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Rematch

I did some fact checking on cmr's support "for legislation that would give tribes more control over their land." I even called her WDC office and spoke with Steven. People, there is no such legislation -- either introduced or proposed. She is just like Trump -- fact-free and ethically ambivalent. If you want to know who she works for, Google her donor list. About 13% of her donations comes from the people who she is elected to represent.

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Posted by Makena on 09/29/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Urgency of Change

Andrew Biviano is quite possibly the worse choice for County Commissioner since Mark Richards.

Shelly is nothing to write home about, but she is much better than Andy.

Biviano would be yet another attempt to put the wackiness of the Spokane city council liberal mindset at the county level.....

Shelly will at least not support very expensive moron ideas like the the STA 200 million dollar Central City line....

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Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 09/29/2016 at 3:54 AM

Re: “Rematch

Joe Pakootas is not a series candidate.

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 09/29/2016 at 3:36 AM

Re: “Think Global, Tax Local

If it passes it won't survive a court challenge.

Best to let some other state be the guinea pig for something like this and see if the Carbon Con Men are right.

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Posted by CommonSense on 09/28/2016 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Great article! As a Christian I gave up on the Republicans when they did nothing about Roe vs.
Wade when they had the presidency, the supreme court and the congress under Bush 2. I really admire Max Lacado for saving what he did about Trump.

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Posted by Barbara G. Hall on 09/28/2016 at 7:45 AM

Re: “OK, Hold Your Nose

Hey, Hillary didn't go into a coughing fit and Trump looked presidential.

Who would have guessed?

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Posted by POTUS-Election on 09/27/2016 at 5:11 AM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Incredibly powerful words from you dad and mom. Even as a liberal, I appreciated every aspect of this article, and could understand what your parents felt. I could only imagine their difficult decision on what to do/who to vote for. They are good people to stick by their faith and recognize that Trump truly has nothing in common- from his multi marriages to his seedy business deals to his humiliation of those he see "less" than he is.

I've seen a good friend change from Republican to Independent, because Trump is not what his Republican Party stood for- he is not the party of Abraham Lincoln. I've had conversations with my conservative mother-in-law about the matter- and feels just as strongly as your parents do due to her faith, and would rather see Hilary win.

This article should hit home so for many, no matter what side of the aisle you are on. We all have those in our lives feeling this conundrum and I truly hope this helps open their eyes.

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Posted by Milynda M on 09/25/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Geez Dan, you deleted my comment????????

What are you afraid of?

Nothing was vulgar; nothing was profane; nothing was untruthful.....

Yet, since you didn't agree with it, you deleted it.....

Alternative newspaper, HA

Cowards, one and all.

Do better, DAN

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Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 09/25/2016 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Steep Learning Curve

We appreciate all of the services available to our children. As addiction assessments determine treatment levels, therapies can be designed for various intensities. I can't imagine anyone making a major change in their life in 15 days, however. Please continue to work collaboratively to help the children.

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Posted by Anne on 09/24/2016 at 12:53 PM

Re: “OK, Hold Your Nose

There is the hard truth of what is at stake regarding the presidential choice. Even if you have to vote somewhat against your principles in that matter to avoid a crisis, you still have plenty of opportunity to get your message out about the direction you want your country to go. This you do by voting in the local, state and congressional candidates that align the best with your principles/ convictions. So if for instance Hillary wins, but the Congress goes in favor of a congress far to the left of her, I'm sure Hillary will get the message and has to govern accordingly.

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Posted by ruth on 09/23/2016 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Your dad should vote for President Obama as a write-in. He can look at it as a political Hipoccratic oath: Do no harm. He avoids voting for candidates with whom he disagrees, and there's no chance that President Obama can be reelected. Win-win.

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Posted by muddydog on 09/23/2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

"So, Dan, your parents are going to vote for the PROVEN liar and quid pro quo queen instead of the bombastic billionaire?"

Nope. They aren't voting for either.

Let me put it in Obama terms: "Let me be clear: They reject this false choice."

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Posted by Daniel.Walters on 09/23/2016 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Trump vs. Jesus

Fantastic article Daniel, really helpful in moving away from the caricature of conservative Christians as mindless Republican drones and into challenged, thinking, compassionate people.

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Posted by Asher Ernst on 09/22/2016 at 7:58 PM

Re: “OK, Hold Your Nose

The saddest statement of our local political culture is that it took 3 people to write this crap. As I had suspected all observations about Trump were snarks and all the observations about Clinton are attempts to not reveal the evil nature of her character and past. Just pathetic! Do you journalists--a thoroughly defamed profession--really think you have accomplished your aims by putting out this crap? People despise the profession of journalism--after it collectively helped lie the American people into a 5 trillion dollar debacle. If journalists say they like something the public will dislike it and vice versa. A journalist lying can be counted on to be the fact in almost every circumstance these days and it is only their hubris that will make them think that sharing their wretched opinions will sway the public in any manner that is not contrary in nature. lol

The statement about Pence controlling the foriegn and domestic policy of this country is absurd. The campaign had obviously picked the VP candidate that would bleed the fewest neo-con fascist voters. I doubt he will have any power after the election even if he plans to be the next DIck Cheney. Pence is not that diabolical and Trump is not nearly the dupe that dubya was..

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Posted by lysander on 09/22/2016 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Base of Support

A public institution football coach has no business endorsing political candidates and it's wrong for the Inlander to request his opinion. Mike Leach was hired to coach football, not to use his highly paid position to influence hundreds of young college students. In fact, the whole Base of Support section was confirmation that neither Republicans or Democrats are going to cross party lines, nor really look at the candidates qualifications to lead our country. What scares me is that in all the conversations about issues, science and the environment is missing. As voters, we need to consider both candidate's stance on climate change, the EPA's role in regulation, air and water quality for future generations, and who they will appoint to enforce our country's environmental laws. Keep this in mind when you vote and also keep in mind Leach needs to control his recruits, not pontificate on what makes America great. John Roskelley

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Posted by johnroskelley on 09/22/2016 at 4:24 PM

Re: “The Messenger

If you actually read the Southern Poverty Law Center's "report" you'll find the disclaimer that the survey it is based upon is "not scientific" (their wording) because the respondents were not chosen at random.

Furthermore, "Teaching Tolerance," the wing of the SPLC that created the survey, states clearly in the "report" that it reaches "more than 400,000 teachers a month," and yet the entire report was built on results from only 2,000 anonymous responses.

Either 398,000 teachers ignored the email survey or the SPLC cherry-picked 2,000 reliable people who would give the "right" answers.

The whole point of the SPLC promoting a "survey" that even they admit is flawed is that it allows them to agitate their mostly elderly, mostly Progressive donor base while skirting the strict IRS rules that prohibit 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or denouncing candidates running for office.

Once again, another SPLC "report" turns out to be a marketing ploy.

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Posted by Richard Keefe on 09/22/2016 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Crash > Click > Cash

FIRST, please note that Mr. Sweetser does not have clean hands and this article seems more like an attack on a firm who is more profitable than him then a legitimate care for the community. Here are some articles relating to his time as the Prosecuting Attorney of Spokane - you shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house Mr. Sweetser!

Craig Swapp is one of the nicest men I have ever met. Please research your facts before pointing fingers. I have worked for attorney's since I was 18 and I am now in my late 40's. I have vast experience with horrible attorneys and Mr. Swapp is not one of them. He truly believes in helping the little guy. He sends out monthly newsletters to his employees talking about helping people and how important it is to help people who don't understand insurance and the system - to be there for them during this horrible time in their lives. He personally takes to time to know each employee and make them feel special. He is one amazing person and attorney.
A lot of the cases we took while I worked there were cases no one else wanted. Mainly because the victim wasn't hurt badly enough to obtain a huge settlement and/or award. For example, two people were in an accident and one was badly injured but the passenger wasn't another firm in the area ONLY took the more lucrative case and left the passenger dangling!!! (note the Craig Swapp and Associates took the passengers case)
This article also attacks an employee, Marissa Ibarra, who is a wonderful person and does a wonderful job - to single her out and attack her for doing her job is LOW and VILE! The writer of this article should be ashamed for their twisting an honest person's words.

(note: I only ceased working for Craig Swapp because I moved out of state)

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Posted by Funluvn70 on 09/21/2016 at 2:25 PM

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