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  • Training, apparatus at stake

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters What is Fire District 4’s levy lid lift about? Money? No, this is about providing the proper equipment, fire stations and training to your neighbors, who are the volunteers, part-time …

  • Clinics should be truthful

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters I have heard stories from my friends about their experiences at limited service pregnancy centers in our community. These places say that they are helping pregnant women in crisis, but …

  • Democrats not themselves

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters No surprise that Democrats lost Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat. Candidate Coakley was pharma’s choice. Voters said, “Where’s the change we can believe in?” 1

  • Court sits in Fantasyland

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters It’s amazing what lawyers can convince themselves to believe. Corporations, groups of individuals, have the same rights as individuals for political freedom of speech, okayyy. Yeah, I know, I know …

  • Field of bad dreams

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters It was a sunny morning as I decided to take my little dog for some exercise and, of course, I had my plastic baggie with me. I went to Hart …

  • Courts have gone too far

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters Freedom cannot withstand a hierarchical form of government where one person or group gets the final say on everything; thus, the founders created a system of distributed power such that …

  • Loaves, fishes add up

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters I calculated the cost of feeding 5,000 people one meal of tuna fish sandwiches. At the Bakery Thrift Store bread was 79 cents for 10 sandwiches, and at Wal-Mart the …

  • Setback for campaign reform

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters Welcome to the United States of Exxon. With the recent decision by our Supreme Court, Exxon now has the same rights to free speech as you and I. Not since …

  • Voter patience in order

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters I was afraid, at the celebration in Grant Park on Obama’s election, that we were expecting too much, too soon, and too easily. Well, reality has set in, the man …

  • Speech freedom for all

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters The letter Jan. 22 titled “Narrow view of freedom” should have been “MY narrow view of freedom,” as Dave Barber wishes to protect the First Amendment by castigating the S-R …

  • Animal care ignored

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters My heart sank as I read the article “Animal control options limited” (Jan. 23). I’m disappointed enough in city of Spokane voters who rejected the tax to expand animal protection …

  • Phosphates in moderation

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters There is a way to solve the argument about the algae-promoting element that is present in our local treasure, the Spokane River. Prevention can be a great mediator. Instead of … 1

  • Elections going global

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters Well, it looks like the Bush boys’ Supremes just sold the U.S. to the highest bidders.

  • Price tag on government

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters The Supreme Court ruling concerning political contributions brings to light a statement made by Will Rogers in the ’30s: “We have the best government money can buy.”

  • GOP protects the big guy

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters As the Republican Party rejoices over the decision of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court determined that the treatment of corporate speech is the same as human …

  • Fear’s stock rising

    Jan. 30, 2010 in Letters The Supreme Court decision that corporations have the same free speech rights as individuals will significantly alter elections. In most elections, about 40 percent of the people vote for one …