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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.

February 1
  • Hypocritical on Quintrall

    Page B9 I find the Jan. 25 story on Jan Quintrall typical “gotcha journalism.” The Spokane City Council, savior of the budget, ethical spending, moral values and protecting the downtrodden, is a …

  • Two medical schools needed?

    Page B9 After reading Jim Camden’s Jan. 23 article about Spokane medical schools, I have many questions that I hope lawmakers will ask in upcoming committee meetings.

  • Finch modernization amazing

    Page B9 As a former student (1944 to 1952), I attended the recent open house for the remodeled Finch School. My connection to Finch also includes my mother, Emma, who taught there …

  • McMorris Rodgers capitulates

    Page B9 In October, we heard the Republican leadership sound like brave warriors promising to fight and defeat President Obama with all their might. Yet, just days after the election, Rep. Cathy …

  • Levy also vital to economy

    Page B9 I write this letter to support the renewal of the bond and levy measures for Spokane Public Schools. An educated populace is a core value in our country. Measures such …

  • Nonprofit mailings proliferate

    Page B9 Hilde Schoonover wrote (Jan. 18) an excellent letter regarding mail from all types of nonprofits. Over the years, I have saved the mailings and put them in a shoe box. …

  • Vote no on Cheney bond

    Page B9 While I argue less with extending the existing levy to some degree, I am certainly not a fan of the Cheney School District bond. The bond will increase taxes on …

  • In support of gay marriage

    Page B9 Love is meant to be shared by two people in love. Love is beautiful, kind and peaceful.

  • Alton is at it again

    Page B9 So, I see that Elvin D. “Duane” Alton and his Citizens for Responsible Taxation (all three of them) are at it again with their screaming yellow, fear-mongering and utterly dishonest …

  • Invest in CV schools

    Page B9 We have voted yes for Central Valley schools. Why?

January 31
  • Only abortion is protested

    Page A13 I would like to thank Florence Young (Jan. 18) for her letter reminding us to “… do something useful with (our lives).” But I must answer some of her accusations …

  • Suicide traumatic for workers

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review Jan. 18 article regarding the recent suicide of a teenager brings sorrow for the family/friends of this precious girl. There are no answers, no trite words, just the …

  • Levy, bond won’t raise taxes

    Page A13 Please join me in voting yes for kids and Spokane’s future on or before Feb. 10. Whether you have children or not, strong schools are key to a thriving community. …

  • Levy supports future leaders

    Page A13 As the parent of students engaged in academics, athletics and the arts (dance), but also as a member of the West Valley School District’s truancy board, I see a great …

  • Reward is good business

    Page A13 A manager working for the city of Spokane takes out 12 ordinary employees and spends $400 to reward extraordinary effort. Sounds like smart business to me. The City Council thinks …

  • Inslee flip-flops on taxes

    Page A13 “I would veto anything that heads the wrong direction, and the wrong direction is new taxes in the state of Washington,” Jay Inslee said during his 2012 campaign for governor.

  • Snowman photo shocking

    Page A13 I was saddened and shocked to see the Jan. 24 picture of a snowman supposedly eating a person. To take an endearing memory of childhood fun and joy in the …

  • Zoned out of review

    Page A13 Regarding the article “Commissioners rethink Mead complex” (Jan. 18): The article states “rejecting the zoning change would cast doubt on the regulations” and “the standard for the approval of a …

  • Designers don’t know Monroe

    Page A13 Why is it traffic designers ignore the fact our streets and highways were designed years ago never expecting the traffic loads currently in place? It’s obvious that whoever came up …

  • Rattray’s promise unfulfilled

    Page A13 In the Spokesman-Review’s Jan. 22 article about Chad Rattray, the focus was upon his life as the hot dog man in downtown Spokane. While he touched many lives in this …

  • Fight proposed Monroe fixes

    Page A13 Ditto to David Bray, “Monroe fix is dumb” (Jan. 11). I heartily agree with him.

January 30
  • Fox viewers don’t belong in box

    Page A13 Letters from Nancy Runyan always make interesting reading. In the Jan. 20 Spokesman-Review, her letter regarding a recent dispute between the Dish network and Fox News provided new food for …

  • Education yardstick imprecise

    Page A13 Your mostly reasonable Jan. 17 editorial regarding education reform unfortunately misses a central sticking point: Teachers and schools cannot reliably or validly be evaluated using student standardized test score data.

  • School tax measures needed

    Page A13 I am the mother of two kids that attend Ridgeview Elementary. I’m also a member of the parent-teacher organization and a regular volunteer at the school. I have seen all …

January 29
  • Vote yes for CVSD levy, bond

    Page A11 As a graduate of Central Valley School District, a parent with three children attending district schools and as a business leader, I am asking all voters in the city of …

  • McMorris Rodgers a toady

    Page A11 Bravo to Hank Greer in writing (Jan. 18) so eloquently about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers not representing the interests of the people of Eastern Washington. Yes! Shame on her. When …

  • Thanks for ‘ag-gag’ editorial

    Page A11 Many thanks to the editorial staff of The Spokesman-Review for urging (Jan. 20) the rejection of House Bill 1104, which “creates the crime of interference with agricultural production.” You clearly …

  • Spokane becoming like Portland

    Page A11 Beware, Spokane citizens! I grew up in Portland in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

January 28
  • Support West Valley levy

    Page A13 We enjoy living in a successful, energetic community and depend on our schools to turn out productive contributors to society. West Valley has dedicated staff members running programs that truly …

  • Flier flunks school facts

    Page A13 As residents of the Central Valley School District, my wife and I received a flier from the Citizens for Responsible Taxation suggesting that we vote no on the upcoming bond …