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THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

Thu., May 25, 2017, midnight

Clinton shows dignity

Welcome, spring. Finally, the dreary winter days have gone and spring days offer hope and renewal.Fittingly, Hillary Clinton took her place back in New York at the gathering of "Women for Women International."It was a pleasure to see her in ...

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Thu., May 25, 2017, midnight

Don't cover the Pavilion

Why couldn't the U.S. Expo Pavilion be left as it appears in May 1 paper? Refurbish what needs to be done to extend its life. Covering it with blue tarps would be disastrous, making it appear as a circus tent or "in storage." How long would the tarps last anyways under out hot, cold and windy conditions? To me the Pavilion is the iconic landmark of our past Expo and now centerpiece of our beautiful downtown park.

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Thu., May 25, 2017, midnight

Localize Meals on Wheels

I read a letter awhile back about cutbacks to Meals on Wheels. Apparently, this person and far too many others feel the taxpayers must fund an entitlement. Many of these taxpayers are working extra jobs just to keep shelter and food in their family homes.

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Thu., May 25, 2017, midnight

Trump plan helps Trump

Recently, President Trump's "Biggest Individual and Business Tax Cut in American History" was released on a simple one page sheet.Rather than looking at how it would effect the average taxpayer, let's see how it would effect Trump. On his 2005 ...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

Wed., May 24, 2017, midnight

Dream becomes nightmare

In her May 13 column, Sue Lani Madsen asserts that because the White House flips from one party to the other on a regular basis that Trump following Obama is normal from a historical perspective. She notes there have been divisions in the past, but nothing like the past five months, and wonders what is so different now.

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Wed., May 24, 2017, midnight

Keep estate tax

The most recent tax proposal of the Trump administration calls for the elimination of the estate tax. This is bad policy and should not be allowed to succeed. Wealthy people have life advantages over the average person. However, everyone should have a fair chance. Inherited wealth gives an unfair advantage to those who inherit and diminishes the opportunities for others not so fortunate. The estate tax is a reasonable way of helping to level the playing field.

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Wed., May 24, 2017, midnight

Sounds like anarchy

Whether or not one agrees with Judy Silvertein's opinion ("Responsibility in democracy," May 2), her final statement caused me great concern. After criticizing President Trump for numerous "scandals" based on her opinion rather than on facts, she concluded, "In a democracy, the public must take responsibility when its leader abdicates it."

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TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

Tue., May 23, 2017, midnight

Mom sentiments were touching

Reading Rex Huppke's words about mothers from his Chicago Tribune column (May 4) made me cry and cry. I don't remember ever having read such a heart-grabbing description of mothers. I'll be sending it to my two daughters who are both mothers.

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Tue., May 23, 2017, midnight

Poor parking solution

Is Spokane encouraging and building a strong business base for our residents?Currently, you are unable to street park in downtown over two hours. This applies to employees working downtown as well as shoppers wanting to shop, eat or watch a ...

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Tue., May 23, 2017, midnight

Spread the risk, simplify

Nobody with certain conditions or of certain age should pay more for health insurance. Everybody, young, old, rich, poor, healthy or sick needs to be in the insurance pool. This is the only way the risk will be spread around. Single-payer health insurance does this. Many people in this country are afraid of single-payer, yet in all those other countries, nobody goes bankrupt because of health issues.

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MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

Mon., May 22, 2017, midnight

Barista messages harmful

In response to "Neighbors decry vulgar signs at bikini barista stand":This is clearly perversion at the cost of morality. Is the coffee so bad that they have to use disgusting practices to get customers? Just as Hillyard is starting to ...

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Mon., May 22, 2017, midnight

Disagree with Whitworth

Recently, President Beck Taylor decided to end Whitworth University's affiliation with Planned Parenthood. This decision now prevents students in the health science, biology, community health, nursing and other related programs from receiving credit for interning at Planned Parenthood. In his statement, Taylor has assured students that this does not affect the university's views on gender equality. As a student at Whitworth, I see this decision as an expression of fear over female autonomy.

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Mon., May 22, 2017, midnight

Solar panels would help

According to Stanford Solar Center, the average world temperature will rise by 1.4 to 5.8 degrees Celsius by the end of the 21st century. Though this number may seem small, it can cause huge changes in general climate. (After all, the difference between the Ice Age and non-Ice Age 5 degrees Celsius).

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SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

Sun., May 21, 2017, midnight

Bill does not protect

I'm disappointed with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' vote on the health care bill. This bill does not protect people with preexisting conditions, which she said she cared about. Instead of simply denying coverage, people with preexisting conditions, as minute as acne and pregnancy, will be priced out of coverage. I also take issue with her decision to vote before the CBO analysis, especially on legislation that is so contentious.

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Sun., May 21, 2017, midnight

CMR shouldn't be proud

Cathy McMorris Rodgers should be so proud. She has finally voted her conscience and after more than 50 failed attempts, has finally started the process to eliminate Obamacare. She voted to place a cap on Medicaid funding and end federal matching funds for Medicaid expansion by 2020. She voted to end subsidies for low-income Americans and to end employer and individual mandates on coverage.

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