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Spokane's city council candidates answer questions at diversity forum

SPOKANE, Wash. - In a diversity forum on Saturday, Spokane city council candidates talked about racial disparities in the area and how they plan to address them. 

Hosted by the Spokane Coalition of Color, the forum was one of two in previous weeks to focus on issues faced by diverse communities. 

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"We have to push harder to make sure that we are recruiting and having people of color apply for positions," said City Council Member Lori Kinnear. 

The series of forums comes ahead of the November general election. 

“The Spokane Coalition of Color’s goal is to increase civic participation in our communities and this is a great chance for engagement,” said Pui-Yan Lam, co-chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition.

Ballots will be mailed October 16. Election night is November 5. 



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