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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.

September 30
  • Tveit best for judge job

    Page A11 As a former Stevens County commissioner, I understand the need for strong, ethical and experienced leadership for elected officials.

  • School funding is enough

    Page A11 The Sept. 11 ruling by the Washington Supreme Court, which found the Legislature in contempt of court because the court’s self-determined meaning of “ample” was not met in regard to …

  • Terror begets terror

    Page A11 To say 9/11 is God’s punishment because the United States lacks morality is not only an offensive assault on all affected by the war on terror, but it’s unfounded and …

September 29
  • Planting ill-conceived

    Page A11 Are you kidding me? Who in the world authorized the planting project on Country Homes Boulevard from Cedar Road to Wall Street? The sprinkler system itself is ridiculous. Hundreds of …

  • Mines threaten wilderness

    Page A11 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

September 28
  • A mixed university

    Page B9 In my hometown of Indianapolis, two rival universities put the best of what they had to offer into the mix and formed IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis). The result …

  • NFL bullies spotlighted

    Page B9 It’s hard to imagine anything good or positive about spousal abuse. It’s a foul, reprehensible and repulsive behavior for which there is no excuse.

  • Secondhand snobbery

    Page B9 Now I can say I have heard everything.

  • Amend campaign cash laws

    Page B9 In Steve Dunham’s letter, “Don’t change Constitution” (Sept. 16), he warns against calling a constitutional convention. Although I agree with him that our nation’s budgeting concerns can be solved without …

  • Don’t complicate cameras

    Page B9 The Spokesman-Review’s Sept. 13 “Cops, cameras a gray area” article illustrates how a simple concept becomes complicated when tangential hypothetical situations take center stage. This includes the notion that if …

  • The ’50s were the best

    Page B9 “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics” is the well-known saying. The editorial writer’s attempt to infer anything positive in comparing 1957’s “shocking” teen pregnancy rate of 96.3 per thousand …

  • Support this team

    Page B9 Few words today are as overused as “team” but fewer still are as vital to success as creating a fully functioning team with each member contributing their strengths while covering …

  • GOP pulls punches

    Page B9 I see Republicans failing to win the Senate in November the same way they lost the last two presidential races: by not fighting for America.

  • Seeking a peace partner

    Page B9 Thank you for providing the viewpoints on the Arab-Israeli conflict (“Pursuit of Peace: Where To Go From Here,” Sept. 13). Abdallah Amr suggests that Israel has no incentive to achieve …

September 27
  • She is a leader

    Page B5 Richard Magney’s Sept. 6 letter shows the difficult situation faced by so many women in leadership roles in politics and in business. Women-haters cannot accept that women are not mouthpieces …

  • Re-elect McMorris Rodgers

    Page B5 I want to thank Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her message to women about empowerment and individual treatment instead of expanding government. The Republican Party supports women as mothers, women …

  • Will miss Dr. Moyer

    Page B5 Our family was sad to hear the news of the death of Dr. John Moyer. John was a lovely man who understood what it meant to be a public servant. …

  • Thank you, Mr. President

    Page B5 If President Obama were to cure the common cold, I believe his opponents would denounce him for killing the cold care industry. Disagreeing with any president is our democratic right. …

  • Elect educator Jones

    Page B5 Idahoans have an opportunity to elect a new superintendent of public instruction, and the choices couldn’t be clearer: More of Tom Luna’s ill-advised “Luna Laws” under Sherri Ybarra, or a …

  • Health career an asset

    Page B5 I support Mary Lou Johnson to be our next Spokane County commissioner.

  • Fortunate to have sheriff

    Page B5 Going back to his first days in office, it was apparent Ozzie Knezovich held a high moral standard and work ethic. I continue to realize and appreciate how fortunate we …

September 26
  • Losing humanitarianism

    Page A13 I am disgusted by our handling of the growing immigration epidemic at our southern border. Unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America, are arriving after enduring weeks of horrible experiences. I …

  • Need new solutions

    Page A13 Addressing and solving the problem of ISIS is crucial to U.S. democracy, to stability in our world. News that the U.S. wants once again to lead with a military solution …

  • Retain Judge Tviet

    Page A13 Are elected positions bought? Are they obtained by buying campaign advertisements with misleading information and slanderous negativity toward their opponent? I hope not. If one truly does an evaluation of …

September 25
  • A lot of ifs

    Page A9 If you believed that President Barack Obama, who as a community organizer from Chicago accomplished nothing, and was so proud of his accomplishments in college that his transcripts are sealed …

  • Poor timing on article

    Page A9 A classic cliché states, “Timing is everything.” Well, the “American Profile” supplement in a recent Spokesman-Review is a great example of blown timing. The fluff piece interview in the “Upfront” …

  • Military misused

    Page A9 I see in the newspaper (Sept. 16, “U.S. military to fight Ebola”) that President Obama is sending 3,000 military personnel to help with the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Is that …

  • Not impressed with education

    Page A9 Sorry, I was not impressed by the announcement of only five National Merit Semifinalists in all of Spokane County. I was one of two semifinalists and two finalists in a …

September 24
  • Don’t withhold vaccinations

    Page A13 Many young parents today have no direct knowledge of the frightening and painful experiences a child has with the gasping and choking of whooping cough, which lasts for weeks, or …

  • Beggs for reforms

    Page A13 I urge careful attention to the ideas of Breean Beggs, candidate for county prosecutor. He’s highly qualified to lead the justice system improvements detailed in the official “Blueprint for Reform.” …