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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.

September 17
  • Neighborhood blight ignored

    Page A11 There’s a plague invading our neighborhoods: foreclosed and vacant homes that are not being maintained. I have no idea how many there are, but I imagine hundreds in our city.

  • Investigate McMorris Rodgers

    Page A11 In early August, we received a glossy, expensive, lengthy mailer in color from incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. It was a widely distributed campaign document so loaded with errors in …

September 16
  • Don’t change Constitution

    Page A11 Constitution Day, Sept. 17, celebrates the signing of the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The Constitution has served our nation well as we have enjoyed the …

  • Pakootas a responsible leader

    Page A11 At a recent “Conversation with Cathy,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers expressed concern about President Obama’s intention to use executive action to move immigration reform forward. Republicans in the House refuse …

  • Just wondering

    Page A11 Just wondering: Do pedestrians involved with their cellphones have the right-of-way?

September 15
  • Not exactly free

    Page A7 I’ve been reading several interesting letters about veterans with only three to four years of service, and without service-connected disabilities, receiving free benefits. This is entirely false. A little checking …

  • Wilhite a good candidate

    Page A7 When I look for a good candidate, I look for hard work, actual accomplishments for our community and frugality in spending. These are precisely the attributes of Diana Wilhite, candidate …

September 14
  • Fioravanti for a change

    Page B9 It’s time for a change. We need to leave the failed policies of the last 18 years and move in a new direction. It’s time for North Idahoans to unite …

  • Words becoming warped

    Page B9 It’s almost too sickening and disgusting to put into polite words, but I’ll do my best. They have succeeded in completely changing the meaning of the word “gay” and now …

  • Hanford’s sorry history

    Page B9 We took pictures in the Hanford waste tanks in the mid-1960s that showed cracks. Since the waste was boiling, we knew it was leaking into the soil. It was declared …

  • Unhappy with I-594

    Page B9 Initiative 594 is confusing to me, with its many references to other Washington laws. It will take days to research.

  • Use Spanish letter

    Page B9 Regarding “Fiesta great celebration of Latinos in Spokane” (Sept. 3):

September 13
  • Zombies life-affirming

    Page B5 Regarding “Undead reckoning: Zombie slayers clean up Comstock Park, raise funds” (Aug. 31):

  • Thanks for ALS column

    Page B5 Doug Clark fans or not, this letter is not about his beautiful wife, Sherry, and their insect invasion, or his gas-guzzling Vista Cruiser. It’s about his Aug. 26 column on …

  • Meaningful work ahead

    Page B5 Jim Camden’s Sept. 1 article reminds us that governments never run out of meaningful work to do. The glory of Greece and Rome were all about the can-do spirits of …

  • Freeloading corporations

    Page B5 Lately, a flood of large corporations have decided to purchase small foreign companies in order to change their legal structure so that the foreign company becomes their new headquarters. This …

September 12
  • Look into complaints

    Page A11 I scan the letters to the editor each day and have noted many letters opposing Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. I believe they are an organized effort to defeat her in …

  • Can’t change Middle East

    Page A11 The Middle East seems to be a conflagration of large street gangs on a rampage of blood lust against one and all. Every group leader and every group member is …

  • Support vaccinations

    Page A11 School is back in session this month for thousands of children. Many have been poked and prodded with life-saving vaccines just to gain access to the public school system in …

  • Mismanaging wolves

    Page A11 I am writing to express my sadness and disappointment over the fact that the state of Washington seems to be following in Idaho’s footsteps relative to wolf (mis)management. It appears …

September 11
  • Play shows moral decay

    Page A9 Thank you Jim McArthur (Aug. 29) for saying so well what we have been thinking about the Broadway play, “The Book of Mormon.” We were greatly saddened to think that …

  • How will I-1351 work?

    Page A9 I have been a teacher for 15 years, most of them at the K-5 level. In 2000, the people of Washington passed Initiative 728 by 72 percent. This was to …

  • Forgoing jobs for a reason

    Page A9 Immigration issues are complex, and I do not have a plan for solving them. But I do have a response to the letter of Sept. 4 regarding the jobs we …

  • Johnson has different ideas

    Page A9 I was a teacher for many years in Spokane School District 81. One of the important things I helped students learn was how to work together to solve problems.

September 10
  • Shut down shutdowners

    Page A11 In a massive temper tantrum, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives shut down our government for 16 days last October. Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador was one of them.

  • Wolf shooting unjustified

    Page A11 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has done it again! For the second time in two years, wolves in Eastern Washington have been targeted and shot from a helicopter, at …

September 9
  • Intervention was needed

    Page A9 Frontier Behavioral Health Chief Executive Officer Jeff Thomas said (Aug. 31) there isn’t much anyone can do to force someone to take medications if they’re not a danger to themselves …

  • Demand that Shea debate

    Page A9 The 4th Legislative District of Spokane County has a problem. We have an excellent candidate, Josh Arritola, running against the sitting state representative. We need someone in the 4th who …

  • Police double standard

    Page A9 I was not surprised to read in the Sept. 3 Spokesman-Review that Lt. Matthew Cowles received a slap on the wrist for a reckless driving and racing incident in March. …

  • Priest Lake campers the problem

    Page A9 In response to Steve Barber’s Sept. 3 letter concerning the removal of cabins on Priest Lake, I disagree.