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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f4140000Coverage of the 2018 Elections in Spokane, throughout the region, and across the country. Support for SPR Election reporting is provided by Spokane Journal of Business, Express Employment Professionals, and SPR members.Click here for a list of 2018 Election Coverage Special Events

Inland Journal: Initiatives, October 15, 2018

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Washington Initiatives 940, 1634 and 1639; Idaho Proposition 2

We talk with our Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the large amount of money supporters and opponents are donating to initiative campaigns.

We’ll talk about Washington Initiative 940, dubbed De-Escalate, about police behavior and training.

Guests: Mike Solan from the Coalition for a Safer Washington [against 940] and Monisha Harrell from Equal Rights Washington [for 940].

We’ll hear about Initiative 1639, dealing with gun restrictions and gun storage.

Guests: Stephen Paolini, 1639 campaign chairman, and Renee Hopkins, CEO of Alliance for Gun Responsibility [for 1639] and Robin Ball, owner of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Spokane [against 1639].

We’ll hear about Initiative 1634, about local control of taxes on food.

Guests: Kevin Rourke, owner of Bargain Giant Foods in Spokane [for 1634] and Spokane City Councilwoman Kate Burke [against 1634].

And in Idaho, Proposition 2, is about expanding the Medicaid program to more people within the Gem State.

Guests: Emily Strizich from Reclaim Idaho [for Prop. 2] and Fred Birnbaum of the Idaho Freedom Foundation [against Prop. 2].