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Dan knows the WVSB

Suggesting that school levies should be cut and replaced by making budget adjustments is an uneducated and naïve statement. There is clearly a lack of understanding about school budgets and levies. Levies pay for a variety of expenses, such as teachers, technology, safety and security, nurses, buses and extra-curricular activities.
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Government in action

It seems to be the trend nowadays to speak negatively about government at all levels. People criticize local government actions and complain of the costs.
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Jesuits vs. Mark Few

Mark Few made a mistake ... on his own personal time, doing that which countless have done. Nobody died. Nobody hurt. No property damaged.

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Orebaugh plan naive

Pam Orebaugh’s guest opinion ("Offering a conservative voice to CV school board," Oct. 19) was appealing until the very end.
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Your vote matters!

Many voters don't see the election just ahead as important; they instead look to the midterms of 2022 or the presidential election of 2024. Those thinking that way are making a big ... possibly huge ... mistake.
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Boards are nonpartisan

In response to the letter, “It’s not extreme to care” by Rob Linebarger on October 17: As related to First Amendment rights as citizens of the United States, we have the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech (in most situations), freedom of press, the freedom of assembly (in most situations), and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.
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Chalich is the right choice

I am writing to encourage voters in the CVSD area to join me in writing in Stan Chalich for CVSD School Board Position 5 this November 2nd. Both my parents were students of Stan's, as were both my sister and I. After I took Stan's Civics class I asked to be his teacher's assistant, which I was for 3 semesters.
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No concern for trillions?

Is no one else concerned about the $3.5 trillion (that’s 3.5 followed by TWELVE zeros!) social welfare/climate change bill proposed by Mr. Biden and the progressive Democrats? Or the $1.5 TRILLION infrastructure bill, which at least makes some sense in terms of fixing roads, bridges, and rails?
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Rolovich blunder

Let me get this straight: Nick Rolovich could have gotten the vaccine - just like every student and state employee at WSU - and remained the Cougars' head football coach. Or refuse to be vaccinated - in the middle of a pandemic - and get fired from a job which paid $3 million annually.
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Save Underhill Park

I am writing this letter on behalf of all of the children in Spokane who regularly experience the magic that exists in Underhill Park. Unfortunately, the opinions of children are not taken into consideration when development projects are planned and proposed such as the one currently threatening Underhill Park.
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The examples we set

I’m puzzled! How can Pam Orenbaugh expect our votes? One issue is getting kids back to school without masks. Everyone agrees on this goal! Responsible adults accept evidence that vaccines, mask wearing and limiting social gatherings are solid steps towards this goal and also protect elderly, infants and chronically ill. A disturbing trend among Orenbaugh’s supporters is they rant about choice and openly defy these practices. Everyone has freedom to choose, but society is stronger, safer and more cohesive when we choose to benefit communities, not act in selfish ways that have potential to harm.
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We need Pam Orebaugh

Unlike Richard O'Brien ("Chalich the right choice," Oct. 18), my wife and I do live in CVSD and will be voting for Pam Orebaugh.
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A simple solution

Do I understand that the committee charged with drawing the new county commission districts has reached agreement on lines but has come to impasse over initial term lengths?
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Captain Kirk’s perspective

90-year-old William Shatner's first voyage into space -- and all he wanted to do was look out the window. Being in space in the movies was a lot different. Standing on the bridge of the Enterprise and looking at the viewscreen can’t compare with the real thing.
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Chalich is the most qualified

I had a son graduate from University High School, I have two daughters at Horizon Middle School, and all four of my brothers and two sisters attended Central Valley School District schools.
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Cris Kaminskas needs our vote

Cris Kaminskas needs our vote as mayor of Liberty Lake. In the short time that she has served as mayor she has streamlined City Hall operations and brought technology up to date ... in other words, brought a fresh perspective of leadership during COVID.
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Dangerous recruitment

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office tweeted out a recruitment video October 19th. In that video, two different banners appeared bragging that “NO Mandatory Vaccines [are] Required.”

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