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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 1
  • Jackson should do research

    Page A11 Sally Jackson (June 18) of Spokane seems to have forgotten that insurance premiums have been climbing since the implementation of Obamacare.

  • Trump not idiotic

    Page A11 I have never voted Republican, but I consider the Dana Milbank June 18 column on Donald Trump’s candidacy announcement unfair and misleading, both the cartoon and the column.

  • Suicide ruling suspicious

    Page A11 Regarding the fatal motorcycle versus Spokane Transit Authority bus accident: When I first heard it was ruled a suicide, I immediately thought that was odd. I was curious as to …

June 30
  • Convene grand jury

    Page A9 The request from the Spokane NAACP chapter to continue the investigation of the hate mail found in the chapter’s U.S. Postal Service box deserves a timely and affirmative response. The …

  • Keep flag or move forward?

    Page A9 As the Southern states come to vote on the issue of public display of the Confederate flag, I wonder if those voting consider that, while it is part of the …

  • Don’t blame Republicans

    Page A9 I’m confused. What did I miss? According to Sally Jackson (June 18), the current increase in health insurance premiums is due to the Republicans not allowing a single-payer system to …

  • Health care claim dubious

    Page A9 Sally’s Jackson’s June 18 letter, “High premiums GOP’s Fault,” is long on opinion but short on fact.

June 29
  • Remove offensive symbols

    Page A11 Eastern Washington University changed its mascot from Savages to Eagles 42 years ago. Several other universities with Indian mascots also changed. Someone angry, humiliated and frustrated launched the idea, and …

  • Dolezal’s efforts small

    Page A11 I take issue with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s statement in Time magazine in which he said, “Bottom line: The black community is better off because of her (Rachel Dolezal’s) efforts.”

June 28
  • McMorris Rodgers not for liberty

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ voting record speaks loudly.

  • Volunteer treated shabbily

    Page B9 I am appalled that Mayor David Condon and the city of Spokane have chosen to publically chastise, and demand the resignation of, committed volunteer members of the police oversight panel, …

  • Abandon counterinsurgency

    Page B9 “Lily Pad” bases may be established in Iraq. These would put American military personnel closer to ISIS. They would be supported by Iraqi troops who have consistently chosen flight over …

  • Children suffering from lead

    Page B9 We understand lead exposure limits. But what about the children who have elevated lead levels? Nothing is being done for their missed chance for a good life. That opportunity is …

  • Vestal trying to save values

    Page B9 Reading Shawn Vestal’s mea culpa in the June 17 paper was really interesting. He seemed to have a hard time understanding his dilemma. In my opinion, he chose to support …

  • Budget for education first

    Page B9 In his June 20 op-ed column, Stephen Eugster says that until the McCleary case came along none of the past legal actions addressing public school funding in Washington state had …

  • Why oppose casino?

    Page B9 This letter is in regards to the new casino that they are trying to get built in Airway Heights. It seems pretty obvious that the stalling process is being led …

  • Avoid Cruz solicitations

    Page B9 Would you like four robocalls per day? All you need to do is send one donation to Sen. Ted Cruz, as we initially did, and your phone will fill up …

  • Article unprofessional

    Page B9 Nina Culver’s June 20 article, “NAACP acknowledges fallout,” is worse than shoddy journalism. It is misleading and deceiving. I expect journalists to understand the issues and to present them clearly, …

June 27
  • French gets it right

    Page A11 I don’t believe I have ever agreed with anything Spokane County Commissioner Al French had said or done. That has now changed. French’s refusal to support fellow Commissioner Todd Mielke …

  • GOP sends deceptive message

    Page A11 Again Republican Mitt Romney on the Sunday morning shows insinuates the recession was caused by President Obama. What Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and he fail to honestly acknowledge is that …

  • Support Kurdish forces

    Page A11 Bravo to Charles Krauthammer for his June 20 column suggesting that we rethink our current mired-down strategy in Syria and Iraq. Rather than continuing to politically support the Iraqi government …

  • Not drinking Kool-Aid

    Page A11 Sally Jackson’s take (June 18) on high premiums being caused by Republicans is ludicrous at best. She’s a typical Democrat saying anything that will deflect anyone from being realistic about …

  • City officials disappoint

    Page A11 Regarding “Oversight panel criticized” (June 18): Reading the article of the allegations leveled against Rachel Dolezal, Adrian Dominguez and Kevin Berkompas, I found myself feeling very much disappointed and yes, …

  • Congrats to photo team

    Page A11 Not a bit surprised that Spokesman-Review photographer Colin Mulvany won third place in the 2014 Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest. His photos are one of the main reasons we subscribe …

  • Mixed message from pope

    Page A11 I think people in past ages may have looked at the natural world and seen there the image of God; some may still do, at least part of the time. …

  • Sick leave makes sense

    Page A11 I’m a pediatric nurse at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. I feel fortunate to have a decent benefits package with adequate sick leave. When my daughter was hospitalized with pneumonia, …

  • Improve street cleanings

    Page A11 Early in this current mayor’s term, The Spokesman-Review reported that he wanted to outsource some Street Department work to non-city workers. In the meantime, under this mayor, we have gone …

  • Right embraces PC politics

    Page A11 It is abundantly clear that we cannot label acts of violence by adherents of the domestic right-wing as “terrorist” because that would be politically incorrect.

June 26
  • Dolezal hurt nobody

    Page A13 So Rachel Dolezal claimed to have a little bit of black blood when it seems she may not. Big deal. How does that hurt anyone? Untruths are rampant in our …

  • This is bad for Spokane

    Page A13 Rachel Dolezal has given Spokane a bad name. We may be sure that Dolezal identifies herself to herself as black. But she is lying when she represents herself to others …