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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.

April 20
  • Sidewalk cleanup tip

    Page B9 Emilee Langford (April 13) thinks Spokane’s streets and sidewalks are dirty. Well, she’s right; they are. But for the life of me, I can’t figure out why she calls upon … 2

  • Critchlow omits key facts

    Page B9 George Critchlow’s April 15 letter defending the Gonzaga University Legal Assistance case against Pat Lewis omitted a critical fact: Critchlow is the GU Law School professor who spearheaded the case. … 10

  • Climate projections shaky

    Page B9 Like many geologists, I am skeptical about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s scientific consensus computer-based global warming predictions, despite the threat of being labeled a flat-Earther. 61

  • Mixed messages for drivers

    Page B9 While driving to Seattle last week, I tuned my radio to 1610-AM to get a pass report. At the end of the report, it stated that commercial drivers could now … 2

  • Meet-up was just PR

    Page B9 I want to thank Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for hosting her Millennial Meetup at the Riverpoint Campus April 14. As an admitted skeptic of current American politicians, I was eager … 24

  • Obamacare is a win

    Page B9 Kenneth Varcoe’s April 14 comments regarding “Obamacare is a failure” are just more of the same tired Republican talking points we hear on an almost daily basis. And, as usual, … 63

  • Way behind on road work

    Page B9 One of the first things that people notice about Spokane is the poor road conditions. Half of the roads and highways in Spokane seem as if they haven’t been repaired … 3

  • New approach to taxes

    Page B9 As most of us have completed our tax returns for 2013, it seems like a good time to pause and reflect on the need for major tax reform in our … 7

  • Teacher-bashing simplistic

    Page B9 While it is true that many young Americans today aren’t nearly as culturally literate as they should be when it comes to basic geography, history, civics and current political understandings, … 10

April 19
  • Verdict jeopardizes safety

    Page B5 I am happy for Gail Gerlach and his family. He got away with what should have been at least second-degree manslaughter or reckless endangerment of the public. 74

  • Verdict reflects changing times

    Page B5 Times change and we must change with them. Not long ago no one locked their doors or removed ignition keys. Times change and it’s time to make changes. 49

  • Pay oil transport premium

    Page B5 I completely agree with your April 13 editorial on oil train regulation. There is one item that you did not mention. On March 3, the Wall Street Journal had an … 4

  • Oppose money in politics

    Page B5 OK, enough is enough. No matter what party you are in, we have to band together against the corrupting influence of too much money in our politics. I doubt seriously … 8

  • Tiresome double standard

    Page B5 I don’t recall seeing any complaints from Dave Darlow (April 12) or anyone else when President George W. Bush flew over the Gulf of Mexico or New Orleans. Remember? That’s … 34

  • Preserve Ten Commandments

    Page B5 Gary Garoutte’s April 9 letter has so many errors and so much innuendo it’s hard to know where to start. First, display of the Ten Commandments is not unconstitutional, as … 17

  • Disaster visits unneeded

    Page B5 I have been reading with interest all the letters to the editor from President Obama haters about his visit to Oso and the disaster there. I submit that if he … 9

  • Stability of marriage lost

    Page B5 What a shame, in more ways than one. As recently as 1980, only 13 percent of moderately educated mothers with a high school education and some college had children born … 19

  • How did she vote?

    Page B5 This is an important election year. Voters need to know how Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers votes on every bill presented in the House. 16

  • Libraries have evolved

    Page B5 Regarding Larry Blanchard’s April 11 letter about the Spokane Valley Library and the library district’s bond issue proposal: I can understand his nostalgia for libraries as storehouses for books and … 1

  • Peaceful prosperity

    Page B5 National governments continue to waste enormous resources on the military in the name of achieving ever-lasting peace. Figures from the 2011 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute annual report show that … 15

  • Stop sewage overflow

    Page B5 During our most recent regional flood season, once again many local reports of raw sewage overflow were posted. We live at the pinnacle of civilization, and we still can’t keep …

April 18
  • No death penalty for theft

    Page A13 In this country we do not have the death penalty for theft. I know some people think we should. But the vast majority of citizens decided long ago through their … 122

  • Pleased with Gerlach verdict

    Page A13 As a retired, well-seasoned career criminal trial prosecutor, I have never before been actually happy to see a criminal defendant acquitted at trial. The Gail Gerlach verdict gave me a … 39

  • Frustrated with construction

    Page A13 Anyone who uses Francis Avenue or any of the streets crossing Francis between Division and Crestline has probably used an unusually high number of expletives in recent days. The city, … 8

April 17
  • God’s law points the way

    Page A11 Leonard Pitts Jr. continues his Christian-bashing with his April 7 article condemning World Vision and Richard Stearns, as well as all of Christianity. Individual Christians and Christian organizations have always … 144

  • Need a return to morals

    Page A11 What’s all the fuss about kids bullying each other? Isn’t that what we’ve been teaching them for the last 75 years or so? 65

  • Mount Spokane not just for skiers

    Page A11 In his April 10 article, “Mount Spokane expansion in a new phase of debate,” Bill Jennings omits an important argument. 7

  • Pay issue politicized

    Page A11 Democrats are trying their best to divert attention from the Obamacare problems as the next election approaches. The latest issue, brought up by President Obama himself, is pay equality between … 42

April 16
  • What if girl died?

    Page A11 We should strongly agree with the April 9 editorial that the Spokane City Council should “rescind (its) week-old resolution supporting relief for the owners of dangerous dog.” This resolution relieved … 39

  • Drug prices explain costs

    Page A11 The Spokesman-Review’s “Area’s top-paid doctors” (April 10) missed the important point that all of the physicians in the top five practice in sub-specialties that require the use of very expensive … 81