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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.

December 26
  • Torture just one CIA abuse

    Page A9 Much of the news lately has been about the “Torture Report” and the role of the CIA in its operation. It was unbelievable; the inhuman methods used to treat prisoners. …

  • ABLE Act self-serving

    Page A9 In sponsoring the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers found her inner liberal. Struggling parents with disabled kids can set up tax-exempt savings accounts to cover …

  • Demonstrator acts offensive

    Page A9 If you believe the current acts of demonstrators are acceptable behavior, then you are mistaken. The behavior should be labeled what it really is: vandalism, destruction of innocent people’s property. …

December 25
  • No holidays without Christians

    Page A13 Political correctness and the non-Christian holiday disturb me. The only reason these are holidays is because of Christians. Christmas is now winter break, but without celebrating Christmas there isn’t a …

  • ‘The Interview’ should offend all

    Page A13 The simplistic reduction of the Sony Pictures debacle to an issue of creative freedom misses the point. Imagine, were the North Koreans to release a major motion picture about a …

  • Cameras the answer

    Page A13 Good cop/bad cop; it does not matter which a citizen might encounter. When a policeman tells you to do something, you do it. If there is a dispute of police …

  • Apology for torture

    Page A13 More than simply banning the planning for pain and suffering, the city of Spokane could and should issue an official apology to all who suffered as a result of the …

December 24
  • Tortured logic exposed

    Page A11 When the George W. Bush administration’s CIA torture regime was first exposed several years ago, the better minds on the right tried to justify the abuses within the abstract framework …

  • Cartoon within bounds

    Page A11 I read Rich Jennings’ Dec. 14 letter in which he shared his disgust with The Spokesman-Review for publishing the cartoon showing a police car with kill tallies painted on the …

  • Billboards disgraceful

    Page A11 Thank you, Ron Reed, for presenting the true picture of wolves in your Dec. 13 column. Eastern and Gonzaga universities are honored by your courageous expression of the truth about …

December 23
  • Pot consequences real

    Page A9 Kevin Oliver’s quote in “Vote shows pot uneasiness,” (Dec. 12) called my efforts to slow down the process “ ‘fear mongering,’ saying her arguments about the public health effects were …

  • Torture acceptance sad

    Page A9 I stand corrected. I had believed that I lived in a nation founded on principles of equality, justice and due process, where innocence is assumed and guilt must be proved, …

  • What do protesters want?

    Page A9 I’m trying to figure out what the Ferguson/Staten Island protesters want as they disrupt the smooth functioning of everyday life. What is really being accomplished by blocking traffic around a …

December 22
  • Thank an officer

    Page A7 This is in response to Kathy Pintler’s letter about lethal threat. How long should a police officer wait until a person with a gun raises the weapon and fires a …

  • Ski expansion is wrong

    Page A7 So sad to read of the Mount Spokane expansion. All the downhill skiers will be happy, but how about the rest of us?

December 21
  • Sharpen car coverage

    Page B9 I was pleased to see a more objective view on electric cars in the Dec. 16 Spokesman-Review article, “Electric cars aren’t so green, study finds.” The fact that this article …

  • Random act of kindness

    Page B9 My wife buys a lot of soft fleece to make throw blankets for seniors and small children. The other day she was in Hancock Fabrics getting material to make throws …

  • Pass the fruitcake

    Page B9 There are many things that symbolize the Christmas season, including fruitcake(s).

  • Support healthy lunches

    Page B9 Once again, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she wants schoolchildren to have access to healthy options, but she votes to delay implementation and to ease school lunch nutrition standards. Because …

  • Ditch the MRAPs

    Page B9 What the deputy said on Dec. 7 (ironic that date) was indeed what law enforcement officers, public bureaucrats and civil services have been led to believe through federal training programs …

December 20
  • Notes on Chesney

    Page A11 While it may be instructive for some people to know more of the details concerning the departure of city of Spokane Planning Director Scott Chesney, two things are evident in …

  • Make guns illegal

    Page A11 Instead of taking away some people’s guns, maybe we should make all guns and bombs illegal. No police guns, no military guns, no hunting guns. No one should be allowed …

  • No hats at meals

    Page A11 When I go to a restaurant for dinner or any other meal, looking around I find that there are more and more men wearing hats. I guess that most of …

  • Aesthetically, not so grand

    Page A11 Walk north on Washington Street through downtown and you’ll notice the stately Paulsen Center on your left, its elegantly stepped massing, its subtle embellishments and patterns, its human scale in …

  • Road tax plan unfair

    Page A11 Eastern Washington is more rural than the west side of the Cascades. Therefore, I believe this road tax usage proposal to be unfair to those of us who do not …

  • Protesters had a point

    Page A11 Initiative 594 states that “transfer” means the intended delivery of a firearm to another person without consideration of payment or promise of payment including, but not limited to, gifts and …

  • Comply with officers

    Page A11 I am having a hard time following the logic. We should have our police shot at, and possibly killed, before they are allowed to defend themselves? I happen to think …

  • Faulty tire leglslation

    Page A11 Due to faulty tires created by Firestone, Congress passed the Tread Act. The act mandated the use of suitable tire pressure monitoring systems in most passenger vehicles. The cost of …

  • Land of the scared

    Page A11 I grew up in the 1950s, watching heroes like John Wayne acting in war movies. The central theme was that we were the good guys and the Germans and Japanese …

  • Gun idea is dangerous

    Page A11 Normally, I would not respond to letters that were posted in The Spokesman-Review, but after reading a Dec. 14 comment called “Lethal threat comes first,” I decided that something needed …