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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 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?

  • Listening helps healing

    Page B5 I would like to tell Carla Amparan (“Why the cancer fuss?” – Oct. 12) to not tell people to shut up. She survived a bad diagnosis and she is lucky …

  • Chase fought for me

    Page B5 I went to see Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase three years ago to see if he would take a partial payment on my property taxes because I had gotten behind …

  • Support French, Fairchild

    Page B5 As chair of Forward Fairchild, and having been involved with it since the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process, I have worked with Spokane County Commissioner Al French on a …

  • Legislature fails in Idaho

    Page B5 The Idaho Republican-controlled Legislature has for many decades failed miserably to adequately fund the schools in Idaho. It’s past time for a change.

  • Johnson is collegial

    Page B5 My husband and I have owned and operated our own business in Spokane for almost 26 years. Over those many years, I have learned the importance of establishing strong collegial …

  • Maurer for District Court

    Page B5 Aimee Maurer is exactly what Spokane County District Court needs. She truly cares about the community and has what it takes to make a difference in our court system. It …

  • Keep McMorris Rodgers

    Page B5 I have come to realize the reason there are people writing negative articles about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is that they have nothing good to say about the Democrats, and …

  • Nuclear power unsafe

    Page B5 In my opinion, the nuclear era is the most insidious evil imposed upon humanity. It has been given over 70 years to prove itself. Trillions of dollars have been spent …

  • Bias on Rice coverage?

    Page B5 I was one of 2,000 people to attend Condoleezza Rice’s sold out Oct. 9 presentation to the Leadership Forum sponsored by Whitworth University. Because of events in the world, her …

  • Vets have advocates

    Page B5 More and more veterans are returning to Spokane with health and mental issues. While the Veterans Administration is promising improvements, I believe every veteran needs an advocate to help them …

  • Count money, not votes

    Page B5 It is election time again, and almost every day you can read how much money each candidate for office has been given or promised. I would like to suggest that …

October 24
  • Let the kids swing

    Page A11 I read with great interest the Oct. 8 article, “Working a swing shift.” The article addresses concerns of the Spokane Public School District (and other local districts) over the safety …

  • Protect your rights

    Page A11 ( Editor’s note: This is a repeat of a letter published on Oct. 22. Its meaning was changed by a typographical error.)

  • Re-elect Tveit

    Page A11 Perhaps the most consequential of the electoral races in Stevens County’s general election is the contest for District Court judge. It is important to our county that the voters select …

October 23
  • I-594 is sensible

    Page A9 I recently read two letters published in The Spokesman-Review claiming Initiative 594 is “alarming.” The only thing that’s alarming is the misinformation the letter writers spread, and that they don’t …

  • Proud of Pakootas

    Page A9 In meeting Joe Pakootas, I observed several things that make me want to support him for the 5th District Congressional seat.

  • Park needs upgrades

    Page A9 I urge you to vote yes for the upcoming Riverfront Park bond. This bond initiative will not raise your current tax rate.

October 22
  • Beggs is true reformer

    Page A13 “Haskell, Beggs support reforms,” (Oct. 1) trumpets The Spokesman-Review. Really? When did Haskell become a crusader for change?

  • Haskell the best

    Page A13 I have worked in the Washington court system for many years. I have seen many prosecutors try many cases.

  • Protect your rights

    Page A13 If you are uncertain about how to vote on Initiatives 591 and 594, consider the following questions:

October 21
  • Maurer the right choice

    Page A13 Aimee Maurer was born in South Korea and adopted into the United States in 1974. She grew up on a farm in Colville, where she learned the importance of a …

  • Vote for Baumgartner

    Page A13 It is too bad columnist Shawn Vestal can’t get his facts straight. Liberal California zillionaire Tom Steyer has given Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington state Democrats the first of …

  • Vote for the future

    Page A13 In this upcoming Spokane County prosecutor election we will be well served by electing Breean Beggs.

October 20
  • Overkill on gay issues

    Page A9 I cannot possibly be the only person in the entire Inland Northwest who has grown weary of The Spokesman-Review’s incessant obsession with the gay agenda. Get off the bandwagon, especially …

  • Park needs changes

    Page A9 My first visit to Spokane, in 1977, included a walk through Riverfront Park. Forty years since that first visit, the park is now a different place. Many parts of the …

October 19
  • Loss of scenery

    Page B9 Colville National Forest Supervisor Laura Jo West has proposed the Renshaw timber sale, which lies north and south of State Highway 20 between Frater Lake and Tiger. Her sale starts …