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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 5
  • Attack fires earlier

    Page A15 After this year’s fire season, I think it’s time to re-evaluate how they are fought. Why is it that we bring in all that we have in our arsenal to …

  • Prepare for next fires

    Page A15 I joined several other families Aug. 29. in bringing food and supplies up to the firefighters and support crew based out of Wellpinit. The outpouring of care for one another …

  • A to Z deal concerning

    Page A15 Most Americans want their national forests to be controlled by the U.S. Forest Service, not corporate America. A precedent-setting decision by a Colville National Forest official changed this. On Sept. …

  • Graham truly loves country

    Page A15 Donald Trump shockingly said he dislikes war hero Sen. John McCain because he was captured, adding that he only likes veterans who weren’t (caught). When McCain was shot down over …

  • Pakootas civic-minded

    Page A15 Civic-minded politicians are the best ones there are. I love it when I see a political figure doing something real for real people. That restores my faith in democracy.

  • Carters show humility

    Page A15 Thank you for Martin Schram’s Aug. 30 column on Jimmy Carter’s post-presidency activities. When my husband and I toured the United States in our RV, we visited homes and historical …

September 4
  • Keep LWCF funding

    Page A11 The Land and Water Conservation Fund, the subject of Suzy Dix’s Aug. 23 guest opinion, needs reauthorization, with the existing stipulations about how the fund is distributed retained. Washington has …

  • Speed up rail safety

    Page A11 I’m very concerned about the dangerous railroad tanker cars traveling through our towns every day carrying explosive Bakken crude oil. These same cars derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, two years ago, …

  • Teach Golden Rule

    Page A11 I know this is not a good time to suggest adding to public school curriculum. This is a time when we citizens dumb-down future generations as we defund education to …

September 3
  • Students aren’t top priority

    Page A9 I just want to understand the teachers’ thinking on this by paraphrasing the rhetoric I have heard and read the last few days: All we care about are the kids. …

  • Rebel flag is hate speech

    Page A9 Regarding “Idaho flag photo irks some” (Aug. 25): I am the first to step up and protect a person’s constitutional right to freedom of speech, but waving this flag is …

  • Scott, Dixon get it wrong

    Page A9 The Aug. 26 Spokesman-Review photo of Idaho Rep. Heather Scott displaying the Confederate battle flag as a way to protect our freedom of speech is absurd. Her compatriot, Rep. Sage …

  • Lake Spokane vs. Long Lake

    Page A9 The Aug. 24 picture of “… boaters enjoying Long Lake in the midst of smoke …” brought, to me, that continuing issue of, “What do we call that big reservoir …

September 2
  • Boost Alzheimer’s research

    Page A11 There is growing recognition of the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, but the funding to find a cure lags dramatically behind what’s necessary. My family has become familiar with the devastating …

  • Dismembering is barbaric

    Page A11 I suppose I should not be surprised. This kind of thing has been written in history since history has been written. We all watch and smile and say, “Ahh. Aren’t …

  • Cover fertility services

    Page A11 As fertility doctors in Spokane, we find our work extremely rewarding. Helping patients achieve their dream of conceiving a child brings us great joy.

September 1
  • Tips for elders

    Page A9 Bev Baarstad’s Aug. 23 letter struck a chord with me. All elders want to age in place – in our homes – but there are challenges every day. For opening …

  • Anti-gun lobby deceives

    Page A9 Anti-gun lobby activists are now posing as gun owners before demanding harsh gun laws and Second Amendment revisions. These same deceivers helped pass Initiative 594, a gun registration and eventual …

  • Scriptures aren’t medical guides

    Page A9 Abortion isn’t a religious issue from Scripture, as penned by Mary Moe (Aug. 12). Abortion is a medical procedure, and Moe should be just as concerned about a living gall …

  • Callous about abortion

    Page A9 In response to “Hundreds protest Planned Parenthood (Aug. 23), by Kip Hill: Thank you for the coverage of this protest.

August 31
  • No guns, no violence?

    Page A9 Forest fires are terrible; taking lives, property and resources. I have a suggestion for the prevention of forest fires. Using current logic, let us just remove the forests. Without trees, …

  • The first ‘anchor baby’

    Page A9 The Republican Party can be defined by who it hates, and sadly that list grows longer every day. In addition to people of color, gays, progressives, organized labor and those …

August 30
  • Forests must be managed

    Page B11 Apart from the radical lack of snowpack last winter and the lack of rain recently, (both likely symptoms of climate change), our forestlands have been mismanaged and neglected for decades.

  • Fine legislators instead

    Page B11 The Washington Supreme Court’s $100,000 fine against the state is a meaningless shuffling of taxpayer money in which the legislators (the elected people) have no skin. To be effective, the …

  • Shea needs history lesson

    Page B11 Kip Hill did an excellent job covering the recent Spokane protest of Planned Parenthood. He covered the basics, talked to some people with productive solutions and ideas, and then he …

  • Profit is a noble pursuit

    Page B11 In this era of complaining about income inequality and the false narrative that the minimum wage is supposed to be a living wage, I think we all need to ask …

  • What is abortion penalty?

    Page B11 Recently, two local politicians, state Sen. Matt Shea and U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, have made speeches strongly condemning abortion and Planned Parenthood. In light of this, I would like …

  • Carbon dividend a solution

    Page B11 Gary Crooks’ Aug. 23 opinion, “Smart Bombs: Climate change affects fire season, drought,” should be a wake-up call to everyone. He reveals that the changes climate scientists warned us about …

August 29
  • Support healthy school lunches

    Page A13 With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies and lunches. Yes, school lunches.

  • Can’t get accurate coverage

    Page A13 Donald Trump is not presidential, doesn’t have charisma and is a political bungler. The media, however, have been quite unfair. He didn’t say that Sen. John McCain was not a …