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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.

July 22
  • Killing dog inexcusable

    Page A11 Concerning the young Labrador fatally shot through the raised window of a parked van, and then referred to as a charging pit bull: Ridiculous! In my opinion, the officer destroyed … 2

  • Reasons for Pakootas

    Page A11 Why vote for Joe Pakootas for Congress? 7

  • Kudos for Kuney nod

    Page A11 Thank you for your excellent endorsement (July 18) of Mary Kuney for Spokane County treasurer. Your column was measured, balanced and rational in its evaluation of Kuney’s skill, experience and …

  • Class size matters

    Page A11 Initiative 1351 will appear on the November ballot. It calls for the following class sizes (to be phased in over four years): grades K-3; 15 to 17 students; grades 4-6, … 5

July 21
  • Rob Chase a public servant

    Page A9 Until recently, if you owed property taxes and couldn’t pay the whole bill at once, you were not allowed to make partial payment, resulting in fees and penalties in addition … 13

  • Shooting irresponsible

    Page A9 Concerning the Coeur d’Alene police officer who shot a dog in the owner’s car: 19

July 20
  • Johnson for commissioner

    Page B9 It is with extreme pleasure I endorse the candidacy of Mary Lou Johnson for Spokane County commissioner. As her campaign website says, a vote for Mary Lou is a vote … 4

  • The limits of liberty

    Page B9 Many people today make liberty their primary concern. It is indeed a serious matter. I do not find equal attention given to the meaning of “liberty” or “freedom.” If liberty … 171

  • Bring Bonnie back

    Page B9 Let’s bring Bonnie back. Your ballots are in the mail, and I hope you will join me in voting Bonnie Mager for Spokane County commissioner. Bonnie has 27 years working … 14

  • Remember the shutdown

    Page B9 Remember the government shutdown? Remember all the negative impacts to us, the average citizens? Remember that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was instrumental is causing the shutdown? Remember this when you … 99

  • Anyone but Cathy

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has returned to the 5th Congressional District – in the form of TV ads that started the day before primary ballots go out. The polished ads, … 45

  • Re-elect Sheriff Ozzie

    Page B9 Sheriff Knezovich is one of the best sheriffs Spokane County has elected. Of the candidates, he is the only qualified leader. 10

July 19
  • Not shooting for peace

    Page B5 In reading Sheila Fox’s July 14 letter, I have only a couple of things to say. 61

  • No basis for claims

    Page B5 Is the editor of the letters desperate for submissions or simply negligent? 30

  • Dump Shea, pick Arritola

    Page B5 Josh Arritola is challenging Matt Shea in the 4th Legislative District. These are two Republicans who will not differ greatly in their voting but will represent the 4th dramatically differently. 222

  • Ex-Im bank fruitful

    Page B5 The controversy surrounding renewal of the U.S. Export-Import Bank is difficult to understand. The bank provides crucial export receivable insurance for a multitude of manufacturing businesses throughout the United States, … 5

  • People must demand change

    Page B5 If you live in Post Falls and drive 6 miles into Washington, you have just crossed the Great Divide. What an incredibly different political environment. You have left Idaho, in … 32

  • Chase for treasurer

    Page B5 The race for Spokane County treasurer has heated up, with candidates across the spectrum vying for the office. One candidate stands out for his integrity and hard work. That candidate … 1

  • Event teaches civics

    Page B5 I am writing in response to the Buell Hollister letter of July 7. We know several teachers, and they say civics is not taught like it once was. Civics is … 2

  • Belligerency against Israel

    Page B5 Aug. 29, 1967, an Arab summit was convened in Khartoum, Sudan, after the Arab nations’ crushing defeat by Israel during the Six-Day War. Israel vowed not to return to the … 9

  • Holiday not so bad

    Page B5 In the July 13 paper, Barb Bauman gave 10 reasons for “Hating the Fourth.” Had she devoted as much time to the study of American history as she spent studying … 2

July 18
  • Vote for new leadership

    Page A13 Although successful in climbing the party ladder and posing for numerous Republican leadership photo-ops in Washington, D.C., Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is inaccessible and invisible to us in the 5th … 61

  • Fake news abounds

    Page A13 I am elated that we are learning how disastrous President Obama has been for America. We now know that America fell from No. 1 in world health ranking to 37th … 145

  • Israel under siege

    Page A13 The July 13 letter critical of Israel’s response to a seven-year barrage of 12,000 missiles terrorizing 1 million southern Israeli civilians, and the murder of three Israeli teenagers, seems naïve … 41

July 17
  • Improve hiring

    Page A11 Who on earth are the Coeur d’Alene police hiring people who cannot tell the difference between a black Lab and a pit bull? The dog lunged at him through the … 18

  • Blame the owner

    Page A11 Regarding “Officer kills attacking dog with single gunshot in CdA,” (July 10). 14

  • Support for Pakootas

    Page A11 Albert Einstein is said to have defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Registered voters will soon have the opportunity to repeat … 78

  • Austerity in Kansas

    Page A11 In 2004, Thomas Frank wrote “What’s the Matter with Kansas,” a book that explored the rise of populist anti-elite conservatism in his home state. Now, we know the answer. 54

July 16
  • Out of control

    Page A13 The Democrats’ viewpoint is our way or no way (no negotiations). As far as I am concerned, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is doing a good job representing taxpaying people. … 54

  • War on women?

    Page A13 It has been suggested of late, by various media outlets, that there is a war on women. It is reasonable to infer that this is due to recent litigation and … 48