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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.

August 27
  • Rail bridge needs facelift

    Page A13 I read your “Spotlight” article in the Aug. 10 Today section relating to the assembling of a mural to hide the 6-year-old hole at Third Avenue and Division Street. Great …

  • McMorris Rodgers hypocritical

    Page A13 Regarding Kent Rinne (Aug. 13) who had asked Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her position on the appropriate punishment for a woman and/or those who assist her in her choice …

August 26
  • Transients part of cityscape

    Page A13 Really, Spokane? After several days in Seattle and Portland, we returned to the Aug. 17 headline about the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza being doomed. Delicate feathers have been ruffled, it …

  • Wolf program a joke

    Page A13 The environmentalists and those who got the wolf put on the endangered species list should pay all costs. The wolf program is the dumbest political maneuver since Prohibition. The only …

  • Arfee reaction overblown

    Page A13 Before the good citizens of Coeur d’Alene move on City Hall shouting, “Paws Up; Don’t Shoot,” let’s get the facts. Put yourself in the officer’s shoes. He is approaching a …

August 25
  • Beggs supports reform

    Page A7 Seventy-four percent of the Spokane County budget is spent on the criminal justice system. That is crazy. At $130 per day per offender, our jail serves as hardly more than …

  • Plaza must be downtown

    Page A7 I’ve been riding buses regularly in Spokane since 1987, and am grateful for the wonderful service received and for the drivers who give such caring and friendly service. The problems …

August 24
  • McMorris Rodgers, Palin are admirable women

    Page B9 There have been some recent letters expressing mean-spirited criticism of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sarah Palin. Both these women advocate a smaller, less expensive and intrusive government that adheres …

  • CHS negligent with data

    Page B9 The Aug. 19 front-page headlines about the attack on Community Health Services is a little late. This happened in April-June, and we’re just now hearing about it?

  • McCleary case a time bomb

    Page B9 The McCleary school funding case may blow up on Sept. 3 when the Washington Supreme Court considers whether to hold the Legislature in contempt of court.

  • ACA not menace to Medicare

    Page B9 As a senior on Medicare, I have to comment on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ campaign statements regarding the Affordable Care Act and Medicare.

  • Health more important than art

    Page B9 If you cure the pain, do you silence the art? Maybe! But which is more important, vocation – in this case, entertainment – or mental health? I would immediately respond …

  • Plaza a “teapot” problem

    Page B9 What a tempest in a teapot the Spokane Transit Authority “problem” is. How do other cities handle the problem of people who don’t look like “we” do – neat and …

  • Congress a mess – 150 years ago

    Page B9 While I agree with much in Phyllis Kardos’ Aug. 19 letter, I must take issue with her last comment that the present Congress is the “most dysfunctional and partisan …

  • Common Core for no child

    Page B9 Regarding “Common Core takes time” (Aug. 3):

  • Too many veterans on disability

    Page B9 Regarding “Vets’ claims rising sharply” (July 27):

  • Students, shoppers use STA

    Page B9 So, where are all the drunk, stoned teenagers at the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza? I take the bus twice a day, five days a week. I’ll tell you what I …

August 23
  • Republican should get seat

    Page A13 I have reviewed the candidates for Spokane City Council. None are conservative, pro-business, fiscally conservative or Republican. It doesn’t “help people” – Julie Griffith’s goal – or provide jobs to …

  • Public letting politicians slide

    Page A13 Among the few things I took away from my Civics class 35 years ago was a vague understanding of our nation’s system of governance. Mainly, that the people stand in …

  • Invest in the people, not plaza

    Page A13 What we need is to do is face the truth: The only way we are going to get the unemployed emotionally, mentally, and developmentally impaired individuals off the streets and …

  • ‘Jew’ headline offensive

    Page A13 I don’t know who decides what headline to write at the top of a story, but the uninformed person that approved it needs to understand what is offensive and what …

  • Apologize for Ramirez racism

    Page A13 The racism of the political cartoon by Michael Ramirez published in The Spokesman-Review Aug. 18 is highly offensive. You should apologize.

  • Plaza not the problem

    Page A13 After all these years, I read that the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza is a huge problem. I think it is time that Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Downtown Spokane Partnership, the …

  • Railroad story jumps track

    Page A13 “Tracking Trouble: Current rail crossings mean delays, safety threats” (Aug. 17), regarding the railroads in the Spokane area, is very misleading, with very little research done.

  • McMorris Rodgers got off easy

    Page A13 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was quoted on her Facebook page as saying that her town hall meeting in Spokane Aug. 18 was “productive.” She knows that she got off way …

  • Beware armored policing

    Page A13 I hope people in Spokane have been as shocked as I have been by the events in Ferguson, Missouri. I am deeply concerned about the militarization of our local police …

  • Regulation worked in Alaska

    Page A13 I had a friend (now deceased) who worked on the Alaskan pipeline and, later, the cleanup after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. He then worked in Siberia cleaning up after …

August 22
  • Lands too expensive for Idaho

    Page A11 Our state Legislature is studying the taking back of land from the federal government. Respected legal opinions show Idaho can’t win and is wasting tax money.

  • Ramirez forgets Bush to blame

    Page A11 Cartoonist Michael Ramirez (Aug. 15) needs to be reminded that the Iraq debacle is the result of the President George W. Bush/Vice President Dick Cheney machinations. Don’t forget: W. is …

  • Open state news to comments

    Page A11 You should allow online discussion of some news events that come out of the West Side of the state.