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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.

October 30
  • Cowan’s the straight shooter

    Page A9 Interesting headline in The Spokesman-Review Oct. 14 regarding the 6th Legislative District Senate race. The headline states that Rich Cowan’s ads are misleading. If David Wasson would have done his …

  • Endorsing Fitzgerald

    Page A9 For nearly 32 years I had the honor and privilege of serving as the Spokane County clerk. The position of county clerk serves as the elected administrative and financial officer …

  • Spokane needs French

    Page A9 Since my election two years ago, I’ve worked to help Spokane become a place of great opportunity; a city where people would come expecting to find career paths, solid blue-collar …

October 29
  • Support of temple astounding

    Page A15 I am writing to express my thanks to the Spokane community – and particularly to the faith community here – for its resounding support for us at Temple Beth Shalom …

  • Haskell is real deal

    Page A15 Larry Haskell’s history of proven leadership, military service and community involvement is without parallel. His performance as a prosecutor and his credibility with local, state and federal law enforcement is …

  • Beggs for new ideas

    Page A15 It’s rare in this day and age when you get a chance to vote for a nonpolitical candidate for public office. But Breean Beggs is just that. Beggs is as …

October 28
  • Maurer impressive

    Page A11 Aimee Maurer is the best candidate for Spokane County District Court judge.

  • Baumgartner not moderate

    Page A11 I was shocked to read The Spokesman-Review editorial calling Sen. Michael Baumgartner a moderate.

  • Powers was a force

    Page A11 There are so many things we should remember about Dorothy Powers. I have never known a person who was more interesting or witty in conversation. She was always a loyal …

October 27
  • Vote for court reforms

    Page A7 If you have not studied the Spokane County District Court races, please do. The current District Court needs some changes. The recent, well-received “A Blueprint for Reform” to improve our …

  • ‘Death sites’ upsetting

    Page A7 I’m very disappointed that you chose to publish Russell Mau’s sick form of entertainment in Paul Turner’s column Oct. 11.

October 26
  • Shea disrespects voters

    Page B9 I was glad to be one of the few able to get in the door to attend the 4th Legislative District debate Oct. 6. There was a lively debate between …

  • Love of animals is fake

    Page B9 Stravo Lukos (“Souls have hardened,” Oct. 5) writes, “Sometimes it appears that we care more for animals than we do our own.” I disagree. We don’t care about animals as …

  • Jordan brings fresh energy

    Page B9 Idaho voters have an outstanding opportunity to bring fresh energy, clear messaging and bipartisan collegiality to the Idaho Legislature by electing Paulette Jordan to represent District 5 in the Statehouse.

  • Pick Gentleman Joe

    Page B9 I don’t know Joe Pakootas, I just happen to live by the South Hill library where he held a town hall meeting Oct. 13, so I decided to find out …

  • Park needs work

    Page B9 Vote yes for the Riverfront Park Bond – without a tax rate increase.

  • Rely on Beggs

    Page B9 What is expected of a county prosecutor? I found the answer on the American Bar Association website. There are five functions that told me everything I should look for in …

  • Was never Idaho land

    Page B9 Regarding Doug Paterson’s Oct. 8 letter: The federal government cannot “return” land to the state of Idaho, because it was never Idaho’s to begin with.

  • Beware the oath

    Page B9 Over the last 50 years, I have voted in almost every local, state and federal election because I feel it is my right and privilege to do so. Then, after …

  • Biviano is safe choice

    Page B9 The general election is here and it is imperative to elect civic leaders who will have Spokane’s interests at heart, not their own. In the case of Spokane County treasurer, …

  • I-1351 has consequences

    Page B9 Seeking to reduce school classroom size is a good endeavor. Unfortunately, Initiative 1351 is not the solution.

  • Fitzgerald earns vote

    Page B9 I have worked in the Spokane County Clerk’s O0ffice for over two years and have seen firsthand the positive impact that Tim Fitzgerald has made. He has made a determined …

  • Tea party not to blame

    Page B9 In his recent letter, Bob Pritchard criticizes an earlier letter writer’s suggestion that we “vote out incumbents” and “vote new people in.” In defense of his argument, he proceeds to …

  • Fed up with gun regs

    Page B9 I recently moved to Spokane from Illinois, where even buying ammunition requires a firearm owner’s identification card. I had to go through an extensive background check in order to obtain …

  • Osborn for Legislature

    Page B9 Gary Osborn is running for Idaho Legislative Seat 5B, which is being vacated by Shirley Ringo, who is running for Congress. Osborn is a moderate Democrat with broad support that …

  • Johnson over French

    Page B9 World population will increase 50 percent during our grandchildren’s lifetimes. We’ll need to divert our course so as not to consume and pollute another 50 percent of the fish and …

October 25
  • Tax appeals explained

    Page B5 Regarding “Woman wins public records lawsuit against Spokane County,” Oct. 14:

  • Assess the critic

    Page B5 The web article referred to in Kevin Best’s letter to the editor (“Don’t reward assessor” – Oct. 19) was written by former Assessor Ralph Baker and Best when Best worked …

  • Haskell is pro-victim

    Page B5 After reading the Oct. 1 articles regarding the candidates for Spokane County prosecutor, the difference between the two became very clear. Larry Haskell cares about victims. Breean Beggs cares about …

  • Cancer support heartening

    Page B5 Why the cancer fuss? Why does anyone care? Ridiculous obsession?