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Getting There: Council candidates Lori Kinnear, Tony Kiepe weigh in on street congestion, commuting

A passenger boards a Spokane Transit Authority bus on East Sprague Avenue at Napa Street on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

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A passenger boards a Spokane Transit Authority bus on East Sprague Avenue at Napa Street on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review) As a famous Ford might say about the closing days of Spokane’s election season, our long municipal nightmare is almost over.

Aside from the record-breaking political spending and seemingly endless back-and-forths about homelessness, there are a whole host of issues that local candidates need to be knowledgeable about, and at the top of that list is transportation.

Over the past few weeks, this column has featured questions and answers with Spokane City Council candidates. This is the final week.

Lori Kinnear is the incumbent for the race to represent south Spokane in District 2. She worked as a legislative assistant to former council members Amber Waldref and Richard Rush before being elected in 2015. Tony Kiepe, a retired health care consultant, unsuccessfully sought appointment to the City Council in 2016 and ran unsuccessfully for a seat in 2017.

How do you commute? How would you like to commute?

Kiepe: I walk down two flights of stairs. My office is in my home.

Kinnear: Currently I drive, walk and bus. Has the City Council done well in helping plan street work in its six-year and 20-year plans? Would you do anything differently? Kiepe: I want to see all streets in Spokane paved. We have over 60 miles of gravel roads and it is time to provide infrastructure. I have to ask the current council, why is […]

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