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Readers in the Inland Northwest can submit letters to The Spokesman-Review. Letters should be no longer than 200 words and must include the writer's home street address and a daytime telephone number.

March 27
  • Israel friendship strained

    Page A13 Every president since World War II has affirmed in the most passionate language that Israel is our friend. But friendship is a two-way street.

  • Bible not a legal source

    Page A13 My cousin, Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, boycotted a Senate invocation by a non-Christian on the false premise: “The fact that our entire legal system was based on the Ten Commandments.”

  • Support rail electrification

    Page A13 Most Americans would be surprised to learn that more than one-half the freight moved by rail worldwide is powered by locomotives using electricity. Europe, Japan, China, even Ethiopia, have electrified …

March 26
  • Red light tickets deserved

    Page A11 Regarding “Red light tickets unfair” (March 17): Writer Raymond Garcea states the program is unfair because it chastises his or her human imperfections due to everyone having different reaction times …

  • Legislators keep in touch

    Page A11 There was an excellent event held March 14 at the Washington State University Riverpoint campus Academic Center auditorium. The place was filled to overflowing with citizens there to hear our …

  • What about knives?

    Page A11 Wow! Shawn Vestal (March 18) endorses another gun confiscation bill. Why does that not surprise me?

  • Billboard shows chutzpah

    Page A11 Recently, I was appalled to observe the chutzpah of the large billboard on the edge of downtown Spokane that stated: “Stand Up for Israel.” One can’t even imagine such a …

March 25
  • Bergdahl swap under wraps

    Page A11 The final outcome of the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl terrorist swap will never be released, especially now that President Obama has taken anything related to the White House off the Freedom …

  • Welcome, Bishop Daly

    Page A11 On behalf of the extended faith community of Spokane, I would like to welcome Bishop Thomas Daly to the city of Spokane. We were delighted to read of his appointment …

  • Power to voters

    Page A11 Sen. Ted Cruz was quoted in the March 16 Spokesman-Review saying unlimited political cash would give “rank and file” conservative activists greater sway in picking their representatives. He said that …

March 24
  • Vanishing asphalt

    Page A11 I just got home by taking a rather poor section of High Drive and realized in some countries they drive on “the” left. We drive on “what is” left.

  • ‘ISIS’ an insult

    Page A11 Had it occurred to you folks out there in the lamestream media that the use of the name “ISIS” to refer to that reprehensible terrorist group is an insult to …

  • Add eminent domain to list

    Page A11 The March 19 editorial listing the ways in which the current Idaho Legislature is depriving local governments of their ability to govern missed one important restriction that is now on …

  • Remove studded tires now

    Page A11 Think about it: temperatures in the 60s, no snow anticipated until at least Thanksgiving, studded tires take longer to stop on dry pavement, and the fact that you are chewing …

  • Hating Obama not a policy

    Page A11 Does anybody beside me find it incredible that 47 senators would sign a letter opposing the Iranian nuclear talks when none could possibly know what the final agreement would entail? …

March 23
  • End trade partnership

    Page A9 People of the world, unite! While millionaires consider the world their playground, billionaires consider the world their garden. When they planted their seeds and created the North American Free Trade …

  • Right to bodily privacy

    Page A9 Regarding reports of nude pictures taken at a Pennsylvania State University fraternity: Yet another sex scandal involving a fraternity; not terribly surprising. They are young, they’re men, and our society …

March 22
  • Dogs of war keep barking

    Page B11 How do we explain that, in this land, the dogs of war never stop barking? They’re straining at the gates of Mosul, Aleppo, Donetsk, Tehran. Our generals themselves confess that …

  • Face up to climate change

    Page B11 As Montanans, we follow with interest your SB 5874, which addresses “regulatory and financial mechanisms and means to promote the retirement of coal-fired electric generation facilities.” Of particular concern to …

  • Live within school budget

    Page B11 As one of the uninformed voters who live on the West Plains and north of Fairchild Air Force Base, I voted no on the Cheney School District’s bond issue. This …

  • Israel an apple; Iran an orange

    Page B11 In his March 17 letter, “Israel gets free pass from media,” Graham Andrews raises some interesting and fair questions, but his suggested answers are short on the relevant historical perspectives …

  • Discrimination isn’t justified

    Page B11 In her March 13 letter, Clara House argues that florists should be able to deny service to same-sex couples on religious grounds. She should understand that religion does not justify …

  • Avista isn’t on Wall Street

    Page B11 I am trying to decide if Avista is a Wall Street bank or a utility company. It seems like the company pays its executives like they are Wall Street bankers. …

  • Wood a renewable source

    Page B11 Something was missing from the March 9 article about new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wood stove rules. Wood is a renewable, homegrown energy source. Heating fuel for a lifetime can …

  • Founding not based on Scripture

    Page B11 Steve Massey (March 14) agrees wholeheartedly that a Christian worldview is not only right, but best, for any state or nation. I disagree. Substitute any other religion and I still …

  • Founders misunderstood

    Page B11 Bruce Becherini’s March 15 letter shows a truly impressive misunderstanding of the founding principles of “the greatest nation ever to exist since the dawn of man” (apparently ignoring such inconsequential …

  • Northwest respects golden rule

    Page B11 The core teaching of most world religions is to treat others as you want to be treated. Everything else – myths, scriptures, commandments, statues, paintings, relics, ceremonies, offerings, prayers and …

March 21
  • Look inward, House GOP

    Page A11 It was temper tantrum time again in the U.S. House of Representatives. On March 3, 167 conservative Republicans voted to cut off funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, …

  • Add citizens to park team

    Page A11 As excited as I am at the upcoming improvements to Riverfront Park, I was alarmed by the recent article “City team will set theme for Riverfront Park design.” According to …

  • Respect call of the wild

    Page A11 It is sad that we live in a society where coyotes and other predatory animals are killed for our amusement and pleasure. They are not hunted for food, nor are …