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Re: “Common Ground

Snowflakes want free speech but demand " No Free Speech Zones ".

This college Idiocracy is why no one takes college children seriously and just laugh at the stupidity they spew.

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Posted by CommonSense on 10/27/2016 at 11:27 AM


Gary Johnson is on the ballot in all 50 states. The guy has integrity, his vision is maximum freedom with limited government. He doesn't ply you with cheap slogans or lie to your face; he's THE candidate with integrity.

You can vote out of fear and continue getting government run on fear and crisis; or you can vote out of principle and get government by principles.

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Posted by Rory Leckband on 10/26/2016 at 8:59 PM

Re: “'Trust But Don't Verify'

Buccifer3.0, not to say that you don't have a valid point, but, this is Stevens Co. Many of the people here have no idea of what goes on because it is always kept quiet, the voters are the ones that believe what they see, but don't get out much. The people who stand up for them selves are made to be public nuisance and criminal therefore unable to vote. I turned 41 the other day and this is the second year I have been able to vote ever. I moved to the area when I was 17, have seen close friends die from colville police ten miles out of town and never been investigated, I have personally been handcuffed with my feet uphill, cops knees on my shoulders, head under water, I had resisted, but was more than co-operative when I was being told that I would be shot and had a.45 pointing directly at my face. I let the officer cuff me and was thrown down into the rock along the railroad tracks, feet to the tracks head under water, the guy jumped on my chest and held my head under, I thought I was done and I saw a county officer running up and the city officer stood up, probably saved my life just because they were not both city cops. A little bit off track but that is how I see the city of Colville police department, especially when the officer who did that is still on the force, only with more power now.

Posted by Charles Moreau on 10/26/2016 at 7:15 PM

Re: “A Most Worthy Mortal

I am a direct descendant of Peggy and Finan. Their son Donald McDonald married Mary McRea, who had a a daughter Catherine McDonald who married Jeremiah Daniel Cockburn, who had a son James Donald Cockburn who married to Rose Millard, who had a son John Cockburn (my grandfather) who married Ada Arnold, who had a daughter Patricia Cockburn (living) who is married to Herb Tran (living), I am Jeffrey Tran married to Valerie Nattress, living in Markham, Ontario. And by some strange coincidence I have retraced Voyageur Canoe Routes on the Border waters between Canada and USA near Quetico Park, and worked as an Outdoor and Environmental Education Teacher. I found your article interesting and enjoy reading historical accounts.

Posted by Jeff Tran on 10/26/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “High-Rise and Fall

There are all kinds of businesses that flourish in Spokane, but not when they are based on debt and debt alone.

Posted by Robert Fury on 10/26/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “'Trust But Don't Verify'

Have video to post if can figure out how of local officer (very recent) abusing his authority in an official civil call show threaten the parent and child in arms with loaded firearm until parent had to scream for help and witnesses started recording after all attempt to come to parents assistance was harshly denied tube officer lied to supervising officer in front of two other officer and supported by them with all present seeing the wrongs committed the other offices refused doing their official duty to stop this officer from his blatant malicious attack on citizen well within rights. Stating "not our call." and just allowed the continue abuse of both the child and parent. This is not only morally wrong but legally very clear violation of many of the citizens rights and liberties according to the laws they are sworn to enforce and follow. To unlawfully arrest maliciously prosecute and steal a safe baby from a validly concerned parent with no legal order standing and arrest parent on trumped up charges just on personal bias with no investigation or care for child or parent. THE OFFICER EVEN SAYS THE WORDS " I DINT GIVE A F%$# ABOUT HER FEELINGS OR YOURS TO PARENT AND CHILD AFTER PARENTS PLEA FOR THE LOADED FIREARM NOT POINTED AT AM UNARMED PARENT HOLDING THE CHILD! This good old boy backing is still rampant all through the twisted system of Stevens county. The using threats of arrest, malicious prosecution, malicious use of child protection services, or shot as the kid shot in his bed at benny's colville inn. Then his young lifeless body thrown in the bathtub before investigators arrive "so could save the mattress " before investigators show. From witnesses there at time...the man on the house boat shot in front of his child the man in fruitland shot in back and killed with no weapon present... The lack of justice,accountability, transparency and a blatant disregard for the laws they are paid to not only abide by, enforce, but are to be held to a drastically higher, not lower, level of accountability. This good old boy backing is still rampant all through the workeres of this county threats of arrest , assault humiliation or child protection services. The police of Stevens county seem more of a terrorist group than a civil service organization to serve and protect the citizens of this great beautiful county we are blessed to live in.

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Posted by Concerned citizens on 10/24/2016 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Starting Small

It's all full of crap. I volunteered to them get started with helping them build the shop. And still no call and that was over a year ago. It all a pastor trying to make himself look good but doesn't help

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Posted by TC Cochran on 10/24/2016 at 10:38 AM

Re: “'Trust But Don't Verify'

I've been arrested by a few of the mentioned and really it all reflects on their character anyway. Most of the mentioned "cops" are dbags and treat people like garbage and they profile among other things. Policeman need to be reminded that they serve us and they wouldn't be payed if the people didn't pay taxes. The responsibility of a police officer shouldn't be delegated to those who take it on a personal level and let it get to their head. They start power tripping and then they feel self entitled. When really they're here to serve and protect. Not terrorize the people. And that's what the majority of police in the world do. Use fear as a tactic. They are predators and we are the prey.

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Posted by haterz13 on 10/23/2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “'Trust But Don't Verify'

IMO I believe they should let all the city cops go with Colville area. Too many instances have come up. It's time to bring in new recruitment. The gig is up and obviously the higher up don't give a damn.

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Posted by haterz13 on 10/23/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “'Trust But Don't Verify'

What exactly did the voters of Spencer Co. do to show their displeasure? How are the elected leaders frustrating the popular will,....if they are. Folks can just vote the rascals out, no?

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Posted by Buccifer 3.0 on 10/23/2016 at 11:19 AM


The WA 3rd district is the poorest district in the State of Washington. It has been for decades. The DEMOCRATS have dominated the WA 3rd district for decades. No Republican has held any legislative office in the 3rd district for decades.


Dump the DEMOCRATS! What do you have to lose?????

The liberal D's have done nothing for you and have been taking you for granted for decades.

Remember Lisa Brown? She now gets paid $300,000+ annual salary. (For doing what?????)

Her former aid, Marcus Riccelli is your state rep. It's a bet she still has his number......

Brown got a nice six figured annual pay off in your tax dollars. What did you get???????

Do you think Riccelli, Billing and Ormsby are focusing on your needs and the needs of the 3rd district? They are waiting for their pay off for services to the democrat party.

What are they doing for you?

Are you really better off than you were 4 years ago?

You are not the only victims of DEMOCRAT dominance; Detroit, Baltimore MD, Milwaukee, WI, Cleveland, OH etc.

It's time to kick the D's to the curb and send a message to Olympia and the rest of WASHINGTON STATE.

The 3rd district is not going to rubber stamp the democrat dolts on the ballot ANYMORE.

The GOP will want to keep the 3rd district and will move heaven and earth to do it.

Look at Wisconsin, New Jersey, Louisiana etc. They elected Republicans and they are doing much better.

DUMP THE DEMOCRATS 3rd district.


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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 10/23/2016 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Ground Down

Let's see.

Should we go for the legal beagle gal who will neglect the lands and never cut a tree; no matter how tinder dry it gets in our forest, or the guy who has been on the front lines fighting the fires caused by neglect of the liberal nutter elected to oversee Washington's Department of Natural Resources.

Since I could barely breath for over a month in 2015 thanks to the fires caused by awful forest management ala democrat Goldmark, I'm voting for the Republican McLaughlin.

Better to hire the party that puts out the fires versus the one the causes them.

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Posted by Breath Easy and Vote McLaughlin on 10/22/2016 at 4:41 AM

Re: “'Trust But Don't Verify'

What is really messed up is that these cops worked in the local CPS office there in colville, which is not okay by any means I think a lot more should be investigated!!

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Posted by FYI on 10/21/2016 at 7:42 PM

Re: “The Do-Over

@Way to go Spokane

Is that you Adam McDaniel the de facto manager of the YES FOR BUSES!

I believe Adam is the manager of the $140,000+ campaign to pass the awful STA $200,000,000+ measure on our Spokane ballots this November.....again (we voted this down in April 2015). Adam must be the manager, considering the $15,000+ he has charged the campaign so far for his "services".

I wonder how many dollars per word Adam charges for posting comments on the Inlander?

He certainly is not using the considerable campaign assets provided to him to fool the voters into passing the STA Measure.

One would think his working as an assistant for the infamous council president Ben Stuckart would be a conflict of interest.

Considering all the inane and downright nutters policy and acts out of the Stuckart cabal, (elephant hooks, bomb trains, bomb trains again, etc.) Adam must be doing nothing more than drawing a salary from the City of Spokane, so he can run ludicrous liberal campaigns into the ground; for cash.

@No WAY STA.....
Right on Bro!

Right on Bro!

@Eric Wiseman
You are exactly correct.

@Yes Spokane Can
Adam, is that you, again??????

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Posted by Agreed! STA PROP 1 is a bad idea....VOTE NO! on 10/21/2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Token Democracy

@Adam McDaniel

Is that Adam McDaniel form the STA YES FOR BUSES campaign?????

Don't you also draw a salary as a LA for wacko council prez, Ben "Bomb Train" Stuckart.

How's that STA YES FOR BUSES! campaign going? According to the WA Public Disclosure Commission, you have been paid a great deal of money ($15,000) so far, to run this failing campaign.

Seems like a conflict of interest huh?????

Are you going to donate excess funds from YES FOR BUSES to Stuckart like the April 28th, 2015 STA campaign did?

I'm looking forward to election night to see how many people voted down this latest reincarnation of the Central Line / Trolley $200,000,000+ boondoggle.

It's an unnecessary expenditure of $200,000,000+ and a huge expansion of government.

No way STA.

Have a good day Adam.

Say "high?" to Ben!

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Posted by H to the ell NO for Buses! Vote NO on Prop 1, Spokane on 10/21/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Annexation or death

There's a reason businesses such as Costco are moving outside of the city. Perhaps the city should consider making itself more business friendly instead of trying to chase after the companies that leave for a less business unfriendly environment.

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Posted by Marcus Findley Sr. on 10/21/2016 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Token Democracy

I was shocked at all the labor unions and groups who are not associated with Spokane that donated to Billing.

My goodness, who does he represent; his district or special interest???????

Apparently, it's special interest.

Billing needs to find work in the private sector. He is bought and paid for by special interest.

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Posted by Justsaying' on 10/21/2016 at 4:49 PM


Gretchen, my I suggest to you and every voter in WA a simple solution when voting this November.
Vote NO or reject all Initiatives, Measures and proposals.

Do not vote for any incumbent Supreme Court Justice.

Do not vote for any democrat.

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Posted by 2016 Ballot advice on 10/21/2016 at 4:27 PM

Re: “'Trust But Don't Verify'

The people of Stevens County tried to get the Chief and Sheriff to hold these guys accountable. You can see the leaders are the problem.

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Posted by G'maG on 10/21/2016 at 3:32 PM


I am concerned about 1491 as it does not offer enough protections of the civil rights of the person who is the subject of the extreme risk protection order. 1. The petitioner who seeks the order has plenty of time to prepare for the court date. However, the respondent (often someone with mental illness) is only required to get 5 business days notice of the impending hearing. How does a person suddenly find qualified representation in 5 days? 2. It would be costly for the respondent to fight this. I see no provision in the initiative to provide legal fees to the respondent who may be indigent. 3. If the protection order is granted, the subject has to wait an entire year before s/he can again seek to have his gun rights restored. 4. There is no requirement for evaluation, treatment, or monitoring of the subject and does nothing to address the underlying issues. If the person is truly dangerous, this initiative is just putting a bandage on the problem and delaying the tragedy.

More info: “The ACLU of Washington has not taken a position on Initiative 1491.  We do not support the initiative because of the due process and other concerns outlined below.  While keeping guns out of the hands of people who pose serious risks to safety is a reasonable public safety measure, the ACLU’s role is to evaluate such measures by their impact on civil liberties, and we have concerns that the initiative has inadequate due process procedures.  Further, these deficient due process procedures could set a bad precedent for other criminal justice processes..."

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Posted by Gretchen Hoyt McDevitt on 10/21/2016 at 11:02 AM

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