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MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2009


Can you explain the Obama headline?

Q. Can someone explain the thought behind today's (11/5/08) headline? Is there some clever wording or profound innuendo that I've missed? Obama Rolls??? I take it to mean the votes rolled in for him, across the country. If that's correct, then what a disappointing, tepid,...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2008


What about their voting records?

Q. Why don't you publish the voting records of those we are being asked to vote for, from state to national? You publish things of limited interest - why not something of interest to most citizens? Shirley JensenA. We do publish voting records on major...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2008

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2008

Reader asks about Obama headline

Q: First a headline of "Biden has substance and style"... Do you plan to run an ad on the front page--Vote for Obama?--Cal ModisettA: Since we had the choice of Biden in Saturday's paper, the intent was to find a story that dealt more with...

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FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008

What about those U.S. oil exports?

Q. Will the Spokesman be doing an article on the oil companies exportation of oil to other countries? I just read a article titled "Analysis-US oil firms seek drilling access, but exports soar". The U.S. oil industry is shipping record amounts to other countries...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008

Why no coverage of impeachment debate?

Q. Just wanted to pass on to you that after a five- hour marathon on CSPAN discussing the impeachment of GW Bush, I was appalled not to see one mention of this in the press. I personally, as did my neighbors, thought that the points...

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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008

Publishing STA and Crimecheck editorials side-by-side?

Question: Wonder why the Spokesman-Review didn't consider running the Pro&Con editorials about the STA and CrimeCheck ballot issues side by side in today and yesterday editions. I know as a long time reader that the Spokesman-Review has done this similarly with syndicated columnists. The readership...

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FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008

Why no coverage of the Battery P Marines?

Question: At the suggestion of Becky Nappi, below is my disappointment and concern about the Spokesman's lack of coverage of the return of our Spokane Battery P Marines on Sunday. How could this happen - where is your military network? How could these brave men...

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Is that ketchup or catch up?

Question: I did not know whether to laugh or wonder if you are testing your readers' IQ. Scott Maben's last sentence [Northwest, Friday, April 4, 2008, front page] "But the boy vanished before police could ketchup with him." I thought ketchup was something that went...

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MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2008

Reader: Do not misuse the word "schizophrenia"

Question: To the editors: I'm sure I'm not the only one who was offended by the letter to the editor labeling an abortion-rights stance as schizophrenia. The term was used several times, apparently as a substitute for split personality. My issue isn't with the pro-life...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2008

Story, ad send mixed message

Question: Please tell me I’m not the only one who noticed the front page of the Today section yesterday (Tuesday, Jan. 22). Does anyone ever actually look at the page before it gets printed?The feature article (Slice not withstanding) is about getting women to accept...

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MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2008

Idaho reader: What recession?

Question: Your sub-headline on Friday, Jan. 11 "experts see region escaping full force of recession" is grossly irresponsible. We're in a recession??????How could the editors of the S-R allow such a blatantly false and undocumented piece of opinionated drivel pass off as OBJECTIVE JOURNALISM?! You...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2008


Where's the B/Northwest section?

Question: I have been a loyal S-R reader since I immigrated (LEGALLY-- FROM UTAH) to the Inland Empire in 1974 and I have watched as some good decisions and some very bad decisions were made at the S-R paper. I have watched and read as...

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2007

TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2007

Why am I seeing a duplicate news report?

Question: I often see the same news report placed in the same paper more than once-why is that? It seems that if you are always in short supply of news space, you would want to never duplicate stories. For example, in the Sunday 100707NW Sect....

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THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2007

Editors answer readers' questions about The Spokesman-Review's editorial decisions and operations.