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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.

December 22
  • Thank an officer

    Page A7 This is in response to Kathy Pintler’s letter about lethal threat. How long should a police officer wait until a person with a gun raises the weapon and fires a …

  • Ski expansion is wrong

    Page A7 So sad to read of the Mount Spokane expansion. All the downhill skiers will be happy, but how about the rest of us?

December 21
  • Sharpen car coverage

    Page B9 I was pleased to see a more objective view on electric cars in the Dec. 16 Spokesman-Review article, “Electric cars aren’t so green, study finds.” The fact that this article …

  • Random act of kindness

    Page B9 My wife buys a lot of soft fleece to make throw blankets for seniors and small children. The other day she was in Hancock Fabrics getting material to make throws …

  • Pass the fruitcake

    Page B9 There are many things that symbolize the Christmas season, including fruitcake(s).

  • Support healthy lunches

    Page B9 Once again, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she wants schoolchildren to have access to healthy options, but she votes to delay implementation and to ease school lunch nutrition standards. Because …

  • Ditch the MRAPs

    Page B9 What the deputy said on Dec. 7 (ironic that date) was indeed what law enforcement officers, public bureaucrats and civil services have been led to believe through federal training programs …

December 20
  • Notes on Chesney

    Page A11 While it may be instructive for some people to know more of the details concerning the departure of city of Spokane Planning Director Scott Chesney, two things are evident in …

  • Make guns illegal

    Page A11 Instead of taking away some people’s guns, maybe we should make all guns and bombs illegal. No police guns, no military guns, no hunting guns. No one should be allowed …

  • No hats at meals

    Page A11 When I go to a restaurant for dinner or any other meal, looking around I find that there are more and more men wearing hats. I guess that most of …

  • Aesthetically, not so grand

    Page A11 Walk north on Washington Street through downtown and you’ll notice the stately Paulsen Center on your left, its elegantly stepped massing, its subtle embellishments and patterns, its human scale in …

  • Road tax plan unfair

    Page A11 Eastern Washington is more rural than the west side of the Cascades. Therefore, I believe this road tax usage proposal to be unfair to those of us who do not …

  • Protesters had a point

    Page A11 Initiative 594 states that “transfer” means the intended delivery of a firearm to another person without consideration of payment or promise of payment including, but not limited to, gifts and …

  • Comply with officers

    Page A11 I am having a hard time following the logic. We should have our police shot at, and possibly killed, before they are allowed to defend themselves? I happen to think …

  • Faulty tire leglslation

    Page A11 Due to faulty tires created by Firestone, Congress passed the Tread Act. The act mandated the use of suitable tire pressure monitoring systems in most passenger vehicles. The cost of …

  • Land of the scared

    Page A11 I grew up in the 1950s, watching heroes like John Wayne acting in war movies. The central theme was that we were the good guys and the Germans and Japanese …

  • Gun idea is dangerous

    Page A11 Normally, I would not respond to letters that were posted in The Spokesman-Review, but after reading a Dec. 14 comment called “Lethal threat comes first,” I decided that something needed …

December 19
  • McMorris Rodgers absent at VA

    Page A13 Before the mid-term elections, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was all over television telling us how she supported veterans. Was she at the Spokane Veterans Administration hospital meeting Dec. 8, where …

  • Black liberation in Spokane

    Page A13 The struggle for black liberation has officially been manifested in Spokane. Dec. 9, at 12:05 p.m. in the Crosby Center at Gonzaga, I attended a die-in hosted by the Black …

  • Body cameras for politicians

    Page A13 With all the hoopla about adding more cameras to control speeders and prevent police abuse, perhaps there are other applications we should focus on. A suggestion was made when the …

  • Leave CIA alone

    Page A13 Why are the politicians trying to condemn the CIA’s methods for extracting information to protect us from terrorist attacks? Do the terrorists play by the rules of normal people? No. …

December 18
  • Christ clear on gay marriage

    Page A9 Regarding Bob Wynhausen’s Dec. 7 letter regarding a Nov. 22 Paul Graves column on the Hitching Post’s refusal to marry gay or transgender people: Wynhausen stated, “One thing you won’t …

  • Torture should horrify Americans

    Page A9 The information contained in the CIA torture report released Dec. 9 should horrify all Americans. The fact that these despicable acts were done in our name endangers us all as …

  • Benghazi is over

    Page A9 The Spokesman-Review’s Nov. 22 headline, “Panel rejects Benghazi theories,” by Ken Dilanian, brought closure to me regarding the false accusation made by Republican leaders and Fox News commentators about the …

December 17
  • Republicans have no solutions

    Page A13 As a Republican, I am in despair. Obamacare, CIA reports, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot; all issues distracting, eating time for Republicans. Where are your ideas, Republican Party? Where are your …

  • Park lights dazzling

    Page A13 My wife and I walked through Riverfront Park last weekend and looked at the Christmas lights. The effect of the lights, the horse-drawn carriage, the Christmas music and looking back …

  • Endorsement misfired

    Page A13 I am responding to the Dec. 7 Spokesman-Review editorial, “I-594 exemptions can create confusion.” I quote: “We endorsed I-594, but lawmakers should give thoughtful consideration to the ambiguity and unintended …

  • Editorialize on protests

    Page A13 I was going to chide your editing out any mention of peaceful protests sweeping our nation until Dec. 9 when I heard someone defending water-boarding and labeling The Spokesman-Review a …

December 16
  • Leverage cheap energy

    Page A11 Our nation has been blessed in so many ways; its location between two oceans separating us from Europe and Asia preventing wars on our land, abundant fresh water and some …

  • Billboards mislead on wolves

    Page A11 It breaks my heart to see those anti-wolf billboards being set up just because some ranchers lost a few cows and sheep.