April 4, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 50

Other peoples' money is so easy to waste

In our opinion

Just what is it about how our government leaders approach the way they spend other people’s money?

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Or as in the case of the Spokane County Commissioners, how they find ways to apparently waste large amounts of our hard earned dollars?

Waste as in what they have done in selling 400 acres of West Plains’ sagebrush, cheat grass and basalt at McFarlane and Craig Road purchased in 2008 for $3.2 million to Spokane international Airport for $1.75 million.

That’s a 45 percent hit over the same period of time, on average, a pair of properties owned by a Free Press staffer fell in value by bet...

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