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Election preview: GSI and KXLY live streaming Spokane City Council candidate forums

Several races and items on the upcoming Nov. 14 ballot will make an impact on the Spokane business community. In order to aid you in making an informed decision, please consider the information below.

Spokane City Council Candidate Forums

We are excited to stream some candidate forums for Spokane City Council positions up for election this year. KXLY is partnering with us to stream these forums live on Facebook.

Wednesdays, Oct. 11, 18, and 25, you’ll be able to see these candidates discuss important issues facing the region’s business community. Even though the races are for a city position, their impact will be felt throughout the region.

Join us and KXLY on Facebook for these important candidate forums:

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Breean Beggs and Any Dunau

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Candace Mumm and Matthew Howes

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Kate Burke and Tim Benn

GSI Board of Trustees Opposes Proposition 2

In August, the GSI Board of Trustees voted to oppose Proposition 2, which imposes fines on the transportation of oil or coal shipments by rail.

The initiative would amend the Spokane Municipal Code to make it a class 1 civil infraction for any person or entity to allow a rail car that it owns to ship uncontained coal and some types of oil by rail through the downtown Spokane core. It would also impose a $261 fine per rail car.

“This initiative seeks to supersede the Interstate Commerce Act through local regulation. Its regulatory issues are in direct contradiction to the Act. Commerce in the United States is based on the premise of the free movement of goods,” said Todd Mielke, CEO, Greater Spokane Incorporated.

For additional information about Prop. 2, read the Online Voters Guide from Spokane County.

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