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October 26
  • Rely on Beggs

    Page B9 What is expected of a county prosecutor? I found the answer on the American Bar Association website. There are five functions that told me everything I should look for in …

  • Was never Idaho land

    Page B9 Regarding Doug Paterson’s Oct. 8 letter: The federal government cannot “return” land to the state of Idaho, because it was never Idaho’s to begin with.

  • Beware the oath

    Page B9 Over the last 50 years, I have voted in almost every local, state and federal election because I feel it is my right and privilege to do so. Then, after …

  • Biviano is safe choice

    Page B9 The general election is here and it is imperative to elect civic leaders who will have Spokane’s interests at heart, not their own. In the case of Spokane County treasurer, …

  • I-1351 has consequences

    Page B9 Seeking to reduce school classroom size is a good endeavor. Unfortunately, Initiative 1351 is not the solution.

  • Fitzgerald earns vote

    Page B9 I have worked in the Spokane County Clerk’s O0ffice for over two years and have seen firsthand the positive impact that Tim Fitzgerald has made. He has made a determined …

  • Tea party not to blame

    Page B9 In his recent letter, Bob Pritchard criticizes an earlier letter writer’s suggestion that we “vote out incumbents” and “vote new people in.” In defense of his argument, he proceeds to …

  • Fed up with gun regs

    Page B9 I recently moved to Spokane from Illinois, where even buying ammunition requires a firearm owner’s identification card. I had to go through an extensive background check in order to obtain …

  • Osborn for Legislature

    Page B9 Gary Osborn is running for Idaho Legislative Seat 5B, which is being vacated by Shirley Ringo, who is running for Congress. Osborn is a moderate Democrat with broad support that …

  • Johnson over French

    Page B9 World population will increase 50 percent during our grandchildren’s lifetimes. We’ll need to divert our course so as not to consume and pollute another 50 percent of the fish and …

October 25
  • Tax appeals explained

    Page B5 Regarding “Woman wins public records lawsuit against Spokane County,” Oct. 14:

  • Assess the critic

    Page B5 The web article referred to in Kevin Best’s letter to the editor (“Don’t reward assessor” – Oct. 19) was written by former Assessor Ralph Baker and Best when Best worked …

  • Haskell is pro-victim

    Page B5 After reading the Oct. 1 articles regarding the candidates for Spokane County prosecutor, the difference between the two became very clear. Larry Haskell cares about victims. Breean Beggs cares about …

  • Cancer support heartening

    Page B5 Why the cancer fuss? Why does anyone care? Ridiculous obsession?

  • Listening helps healing

    Page B5 I would like to tell Carla Amparan (“Why the cancer fuss?” – Oct. 12) to not tell people to shut up. She survived a bad diagnosis and she is lucky …

  • Chase fought for me

    Page B5 I went to see Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase three years ago to see if he would take a partial payment on my property taxes because I had gotten behind …

  • Support French, Fairchild

    Page B5 As chair of Forward Fairchild, and having been involved with it since the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process, I have worked with Spokane County Commissioner Al French on a …

  • Legislature fails in Idaho

    Page B5 The Idaho Republican-controlled Legislature has for many decades failed miserably to adequately fund the schools in Idaho. It’s past time for a change.

  • Johnson is collegial

    Page B5 My husband and I have owned and operated our own business in Spokane for almost 26 years. Over those many years, I have learned the importance of establishing strong collegial …

  • Maurer for District Court

    Page B5 Aimee Maurer is exactly what Spokane County District Court needs. She truly cares about the community and has what it takes to make a difference in our court system. It …

  • Keep McMorris Rodgers

    Page B5 I have come to realize the reason there are people writing negative articles about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is that they have nothing good to say about the Democrats, and …

  • Nuclear power unsafe

    Page B5 In my opinion, the nuclear era is the most insidious evil imposed upon humanity. It has been given over 70 years to prove itself. Trillions of dollars have been spent …

  • Bias on Rice coverage?

    Page B5 I was one of 2,000 people to attend Condoleezza Rice’s sold out Oct. 9 presentation to the Leadership Forum sponsored by Whitworth University. Because of events in the world, her …

  • Vets have advocates

    Page B5 More and more veterans are returning to Spokane with health and mental issues. While the Veterans Administration is promising improvements, I believe every veteran needs an advocate to help them …

  • Count money, not votes

    Page B5 It is election time again, and almost every day you can read how much money each candidate for office has been given or promised. I would like to suggest that …

October 24
  • Let the kids swing

    Page A11 I read with great interest the Oct. 8 article, “Working a swing shift.” The article addresses concerns of the Spokane Public School District (and other local districts) over the safety …

  • Protect your rights

    Page A11 ( Editor’s note: This is a repeat of a letter published on Oct. 22. Its meaning was changed by a typographical error.)

  • Re-elect Tveit

    Page A11 Perhaps the most consequential of the electoral races in Stevens County’s general election is the contest for District Court judge. It is important to our county that the voters select …

October 23
  • I-594 is sensible

    Page A9 I recently read two letters published in The Spokesman-Review claiming Initiative 594 is “alarming.” The only thing that’s alarming is the misinformation the letter writers spread, and that they don’t …

  • Proud of Pakootas

    Page A9 In meeting Joe Pakootas, I observed several things that make me want to support him for the 5th District Congressional seat.