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5 minutes with Spokane school board candidates Riley Smith and Kata Dean

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Kata Dean and Riley Smith are running for an open seat on the Spokane school board.

Dean is a life coach who has also worked with teenagers, some with drug addiction problems and some who were sexually abused. Smith works for a non-profit that works to distribute produce from regional farmers to food banks in the region.

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Kata Dean says, if elected, she would spend a lot of time in Spokane schools.

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Kata Dean says she would advocate for children struggling with behavioral health issues.

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Kata Dean gives her vision of "equity" in public schools.

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Kata Dean talks about strategic planning in the district and getting the public more involved.

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Kata Dean on the school board's decision to support a downtown sports stadium.

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Riley Smith talks about why he's running for a seat on the Spokane school board.

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Riley Smith talks about the need to provide more career and educational options for students.

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Riley Smith wants the school district to improve its mental health services for students.

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Riley Smith on the school board's decision to support a downtown sports stadium.

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