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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.

January 28
  • Support West Valley levy

    Page A13 We enjoy living in a successful, energetic community and depend on our schools to turn out productive contributors to society. West Valley has dedicated staff members running programs that truly …

  • Flier flunks school facts

    Page A13 As residents of the Central Valley School District, my wife and I received a flier from the Citizens for Responsible Taxation suggesting that we vote no on the upcoming bond …

  • Speak out on ‘ag-gag’

    Page A13 Rep. Joe Schmick is pushing an anti-whistleblower bill, known as “ag-gag,” to criminalize undercover investigations of factory farms. Whistleblowing employees at factory farms are imperative for the exposure of animal …

January 27
  • Thanks for Hebdo decision

    Page A11 I commend you for publishing (Jan. 15) the controversial cover photo of Charlie Hebdo. As a practicing Christian, I often find cartoons mocking Christians offensive, but I believe firmly in …

  • Speech comes with responsibility

    Page A11 The recent incident at the offices of Charlie Hebdo is truly a tragedy. I do strongly believe in the right to freedom of expression. However, we must remember that with …

  • In His game plan?

    Page A11 I suppose that Christian Twelfth Man hearts soared when Russell Wilson emerged from his postgame public prayer circle with the wet-eyed proclamation that God had prepared him and his team …

January 26
  • All of God’s rules?

    Page A7 In his Jan. 17 letter condemning gay marriage, Robert Guenther states that, as a Christian, he opposes such a union because it “is in violation of biblical teachings.” He further …

  • Hebdo cartoon not funny

    Page A7 I agree with Lawrence Pintak, “We are not all Charlie Hebdo,” Jan. 18. As Pope Francis said, there is a limit to free speech.

January 25
  • Issue is mapped out

    Page B11 I want to thank The Spokesman-Review for finally printing a map of Spokane’s “prostitution area,” and the City Council for taking on this problem, which has beleaguered and bewildered mankind …

  • Respect what is sacred

    Page B11 Religion has been the justification of more murder, wars and suffering than any other mindset. Nazism was, in a sense, a religion. One man’s messiah is the butt of a …

  • Shea speaks for God

    Page B11 Thank God for Rep. Matt Shea, who recognizes that in the American system of justice it is God who decides what rights are or are not inalienable. I have not …

  • Shea doesn’t know law

    Page B11 Rep. Matt Shea proves once again that just because he is a lawyer doesn’t mean he knows the law. Laws become unconstitutional when a court declares them so, usually the …

  • Sign protest is frightening

    Page B11 Your Jan. 16 front page article (“ ‘Can’t breathe’ sign criticized”) is truly frightening. A group of people wanted to pay their respects for a slain friend, only to be …

  • End regressive tax structure

    Page B11 A Dec. 1 letter, “Fight for tax deduction,” was an appeal to allow our citizens the right to deduct our extremely high sales tax from federal income tax. What the …

  • Wolves victims of hysteria

    Page B11 After reading Sherry Howerton’s letter (“Wolves moving in” – Jan. 13) suggesting that children or pets may be the next wolf victims, my only thought was: “Is the fearmongering ever …

  • Ag-gag bills dangerous

    Page B11 Ever heard of an “ag-gag” bill? If you have, it’s likely because you’ve heard of how absurd they are, and how nearly every single one that’s been filed has sparked …

  • Bonds mean safer schools

    Page B11 I have been a part of Central Valley School District for the past 47 years, as a kindergarten through grade 12 student, parent of three students and now as a …

  • Yes for great city

    Page B11 Please vote yes on the Central Valley School District bond and levy. The city of Spokane Valley’s Vision Statement says we are “a community of opportunity where individuals and families …

  • Monroe project is fine

    Page B11 Regarding David Bray, “Monroe fix is dumb,” Jan. 18: I don’t routinely see heavy traffic on Monroe Street, and so doubt that narrowing it to two lanes will result in …

  • End of oil, coal trains

    Page B11 Warren Buffet, owner of the BNSF Railway, believed that he would be able to ship coal and oil safely. He said “I think I can, I think I can!” The …

  • Back diplomacy with Iran

    Page B11 The only country that can prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb is Iran. The United States’ best chance to influence Iran is through diplomacy.

January 24
  • Cheney schools need support

    Page B5 I am a pastor in Airway Heights with church members who have children attending schools in the Cheney School District. I am also a member of the Parks and Recreation …

  • Build on prosperity

    Page B5 This February, Spokane Valley residents will have an opportunity to help build upon the growing prosperity of our Valley community with a yes vote for our schools.

  • CV schools need upgrades

    Page B5 As a 30-year resident of Central Valley, I’m voting yes for the bond and levy. It’s been 16 years since our community passed a bond. It’s time we do so …

  • Recipe for disaster

    Page B5 If Congress was cabbage, it would be sauerkraut by now. The mini-organisms causing the fermentation would be mostly Republicans. The timid ones letting it happen? That’s the Democrats. The brine …

  • Mielke’s white elephant

    Page B5 I see where Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke is interested in taking over county Chief Executive Officer Marshall Farnell’s position when he retires. This is the same Mielke who, along …

  • Gun theme disturbing

    Page B5 I was mistakenly shot at by a hunter while trail-riding my horse when I was 15. I also had a handgun pointed at my head when I was in college. …

  • Downtown at Christmas

    Page B5 This will be my 10th letter in 10 years about downtown at Christmas. I wasn’t going to write anything this year, but the TV news showed clips from the Saad …

  • Elderly can take action

    Page B5 I have problems with Dr. Zorba Pastor’s Jan. 20 article, “Loneliness and the elderly.” I can respond, as I am one. Several points were valid. Yes, we’d love to hear …

  • Obama can’t be defended

    Page B5 It always cracks me up when liberals like Ed Terhaar (Jan. 11) go through contortions to try to defend or prop up President Obama’s record on the economy, or any …