SPOKANE — Candidates for Commissioner of Public Lands will square off in a live-streamed debate this week.

Incumbent Hilary Franz is running against Sue Kuehl Peterson for the state Department of Natural Resources’ top spot.

The two will take part in a 7 p.m. Thursday debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of Washington Fund and The Spokesman-Review. The Spokesman-Review will livestream the debate at The Spokesman Review: Northwest Passages-Live Events and the League of Women Voters will livestream it on Facebook.

The DNR is responsible for environmental protection and commands the state’s largest firefighting force.

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