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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 23
  • It is an election

    Page A11 On Sept. 12, Judy Lamont warned readers that she “believes there is an organized effort to defeat (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers) in the coming election … that may influence the …

  • Math not taught properly

    Page A11 Regarding “Math skills come from memory” (Aug. 26):

  • Don’t move plaza

    Page A11 A brouhaha stirs the downtown business community over the presence of the centrally-located bus plaza. After years of planning to upgrade this facility and receiving funding to do so, instigators …

September 22
  • Growing depravity

    Page A9 On Sunday, Sept. 14, an astute observation was made in a letter from Ken Campbell concerning terminology. It may have sounded like he was nitpicking over words. However, the behavior …

  • Students need Jones

    Page A9 In 2006, 543,184 votes were cast for Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction. Tom Luna received 11,158 more votes than Jana Jones. We elected the wrong person. The future of Idaho …

September 21
  • Pakootas understands conflict

    Page B11 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ canned email response to my concerns about the current Israeli-Palestinian armed conflict reflects her alarming lack of understanding of the bases of the conflict and a …

  • Kudos to Romero

    Page B11 If Rick Romero is even half as good as your article (Sept. 14) implies, we need more like him in all levels of government including public education. Hats off to …

  • Stopped truck in bad spot

    Page B11 As a chemical engineer with experience in handling highly toxic and explosive chemicals, I am writing this letter for the good of the community. Stopping a truck at the state …

  • Consequences of targeting ISIL

    Page B11 I am disappointed at the logic shown by some pundits and common folks quoted in articles calling for annihilation of ISIL, a fledgling state/terrorist group in Mesopotamia.

  • Beggs devoted to service

    Page B11 Breean Beggs, who became a lawyer to more effectively serve, has devoted his life to improving our community on every level. In his professional practice, he treats courts, co-counsel, opposing …

  • Close gun-sale loophole

    Page B11 Background checks for gun sales are a simple and common-sense way to reduce gun violence. And yet some protest that those intent on doing harm will still find a way …

  • Obligation to U.S. history

    Page B11 Most American educators strive to develop responsible young citizens, graduates who possess a clear understanding of past history, with a “forward thinking” desire to wisely contribute to our nation’s future. …

  • Fix the finance mess

    Page B11 I’m a veteran, and a lot of people have died along the way to make this country as good as it has been. But, with regard to whether money is …

  • Dilemma in the 4th District

    Page B11 As a Democrat in the 4th Legislative District, I was in a dilemma on who to vote for in the primary. There are only Republican candidates. I believe that this …

  • Bad water vote

    Page B11 On Sept. 9, the House of Representatives voted on and passed HR 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. This bill serves to limit the Environmental …

  • LC parking a problem

    Page B11 Last year, arriving in the second student parking lot at Lewis and Clark High School from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. guaranteed students a parking spot. Now, arriving at 7:20 …

September 20
  • Musical was too tame

    Page B5 I saw “The Book of Mormon.” Having been exposed to popular culture by having children, I’m somewhat familiar with the excellent and biting social satire that is “South Park.” Its …

  • Issues raise temperature

    Page B5 Nothing raises my temperature on a cold morning like the Sept. 12 edition of The Spokesman-Review.

  • Don’t take over lands

    Page B5 As a citizen of Idaho and someone who has lived in various parts of the United States, I highly value the public lands of our nation. As Idaho’s Federal Lands …

  • Keep Fitzgerald as clerk

    Page B5 I wish to encourage voters to cast their vote for Timothy Fitzgerald for Spokane County clerk.

  • Federal lands an asset

    Page B5 You and I own land in all 50 states. We enjoy myriad benefits of these: timber, minerals, oil, gas, roads, rivers and relatively inexpensive places for family fun.

September 19
  • Not fair to AMR

    Page A13 I work for American Medical Response, Spokane’s highly qualified and experienced ambulance service provider for more than 50 years. Fire union representatives have not hidden their desire to increase membership …

  • Living in fantasy

    Page A13 Wouldn’t it be amazing if the media devoted as much air time to the President Obama/Hillary Clinton Benghazi cover-up, and Eric Holder’s refusal to investigate the Fast and Furious debacle …

  • Stop weather propaganda

    Page A13 The front page apocalyptic headline and colorful graphs in the Aug. 31 Spokesman-Review follows a consistent pattern where the fraud-riddled environment message is overly trumpeted. Do the propagators of this …

  • Expand draft sign-ups

    Page A13 As we look at threats currently facing our country, and the resources needed to meet them, it is time to take a look again at the draft. Today, the draft …

September 18
  • Bid process disappointing

    Page A9 As an employee of American Medical Response in Spokane, I am concerned about the turn of events in the EMS bid process we participated in. AMR’s bid was submitted with …

  • Elephant caption shameful

    Page A9 Shame on you, Spokesman-Review, for your Sept. 11 front page “Showered with Attention” caption, and your blurb perpetuating the myth that circus elephants are pampered. Nothing could be further from …

  • We created ISIS

    Page A9 ISIS may well be a monster, but it is our monster, created in conjunction with Israel and Saudi Arabia to battle Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad in the same way we …

  • We deserve Pakootas

    Page A9 All you folks out there who haven’t voted, please take notice. You have a chance to make things better for yourselves, your kids, your parents. You have a new guy …

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.