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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.

February 23
  • We need the oil

    Page A9 Amazing is the theory that blocking the Keystone XL pipeline will stop the drilling and production of tar-sands oil. The only difference is whether the oil moves to the south …

  • Are we creating enemies?

    Page A9 Four weeks reading the internationally oriented, Taipei-based China Post while visiting family in Taiwan rekindled musings on the fundamental question of whether U.S. Middle East military action creates more terrorists …

February 22
  • Hunters were the problem

    Page B9 As a commercial pilot flying ski planes in Canada, I enjoyed watching wolves run wild and free across the frozen north.

  • History forgotten

    Page B9 Greece is in the news because of its new left-wing government, which is responding to the people’s demand for an end to the austerity that has devastated their lives.

  • New board assignments

    Page B9 Feb. 15 letter writers Carol Rudy, Neil Krause, Dr. James Sledge, Dr. Kim Thorburn and Doug Barr all got it spot-on regarding the bizarre pseudo-scientific views of Spokane City Councilman …

  • Galileo and the church

    Page B9 I wish to correct a misunderstanding in Kathleen Parker’s column, Feb. 8.

  • Negligent hunters a concern

    Page B9 I’ve never written a letter to the paper before, but I felt compelled to respond after reading about the latest example of a negligent hunter killing a gray wolf he …

  • Enforce immigration laws

    Page B9 Regarding the Feb. 18 article, “McMorris Rodgers says ruling shows legislative solution needed” [to immigration system]:

  • Reconsider film incentive vote

    Page B9 In lieu of the upcoming Oscars this Sunday, I can’t help but think of how many local companies were impacted by the nominated films shot in their cities. Most people …

  • Boost film incentive

    Page B9 As a unit production manager for feature films, I love watching the Oscars and seeing all my peers’ hard work get recognized. What would be even better is if our …

  • Demand peace from leaders

    Page B9 On the third day, there’s Michael Ramirez. He followed letters from Joseph Harari and Hal Dixon, Feb. 14 and Feb. 13, respectively, who could be expected to distort and denigrate …

February 21
  • Equal protection for gay citizens

    Page A11 I am a retired missionary minister and Wesleyan Methodist seminary professor. The Old and New Testaments are both opposed to homosexuality.

  • LFOs perpetuate discrimination

    Page A11 As a nation and a state we have continued to create and uphold policy and practice that perpetuate systemic discrimination against minority individuals and families living in poverty. One of …

  • Politics trumps economics

    Page A11 After reading the Feb. 15 article “Raising the pay grade,” a novel idea developed.

  • No more arms races

    Page A11 I would like to respond to the letters of Joseph Harari (Feb. 13) and Hal Dixon (Feb. 14) regarding Bruce Amundsen’s Feb. 8 op-ed concerning the state of America’s nuclear …

  • Accept consequences

    Page A11 This Pasco shooting was tragic for everyone involved, but to think an officer of the law should risk his life (stones to the head can be lethal) for someone intent …

  • Violence underscores failure

    Page A11 The men who beat the transgender person deserve to do time. But they should emerge understanding that it’s a wounded man who wounds others, and that heterosexism, like racism, is …

  • Question for Fagan

    Page A11 If a vaccine for Ebola were developed, would Mike Fagan just say no?

  • Oppose council resolution

    Page A11 The Spokane City Council did not remove Councilman Mike Fagan from the Health District Board at its Feb. 12 emergency meeting. Evidently, the majority didn’t have the power, or they …

  • Hold him to simple standard

    Page A11 Let us acknowledge there are people of good faith on all sides of most every issue, and the expression of opinions of all varieties on all subjects, whether grounded in …

  • Protect right to dissent

    Page A11 Reporter Nick Deshais may have missed the reason for the crowd at the Spokane City Council briefing last week. He assumed that most people present were vaccination opponents. I believe …

  • Fagan ruckus overblown

    Page A11 All this ruckus over Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan and his views regarding vaccination is so childish and hypocritical that I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The reasons …

February 20
  • Question about apples

    Page A13 Presently, available on the retail market is a variety of apple that does not readily turn brown on its cut surfaces, a feature that commends it for use in salads. …

  • How about them apples?

    Page A13 Dear Canada: I will not buy your genetically modified apples.

  • Love to hate Spokane

    Page A13 Just when I thought it was safe to say I was from Spokane, Mike Fagan, city councilman and member of the Spokane County Health Board, warns us against getting those …

  • Debate denied on bond

    Page A13 Sean Dotson, Cheney School District associate superintendent, was quoted in The Spokesman-Review on Feb. 12, saying, “If we don’t pass it, we will have to reach out and educate about …

  • Not all opinions matter

    Page A13 We should stop pretending that everyone’s opinion matters.

  • Academy too timid

    Page A13 The Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences does not have the temerity to give the best picture of the year award to “American Sniper.”

February 19
  • Why elect Fagan?

    Page A11 Reading with disbelief Mike Fagan’s remarks about immunizations and whether they’re needed or not, I can only shake my head in wonder that he has been elected to represent the …

  • Make gas tax fair

    Page A11 Washington’s gas tax is 37.5 cents per gallon, the ninth-highest in the nation. Just because gas prices have dropped recently doesn’t mean they will not go back up in the …