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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 5
  • Be adults about marriage

    Page B9 To the haters: The U.S. Supreme Court has decided the status of our gay citizens today as couples, when they choose to be. It’s been a long, hard struggle that …

  • Judge has final say

    Page B9 It’s still a great nation when an associate editor from a small newspaper in the Northwest can determine whose opinion is tyrannical. Like lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, Gary Crooks’ …

July 4
  • America is straying

    Page A9 America’s birthday should be a time of celebration, but after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage, I can’t stop mourning over how far America has strayed from its …

  • Denial leads to hot seat

    Page A9 If you haven’t noticed, the climate is breaking weather records at an ever-increasing pace around the world. Walk outside Spokane, and experience record-breaking heat and dryness. Then ask the climate …

  • Doomed to repeat mistakes

    Page A9 How far are we going to go with removing symbols that have relevance to our country’s past? And how far are we going to stick our heads in the sand …

  • Understand historic names

    Page A9 Regarding Barb Brock’s June 29 letter: As a born and bred South Carolinian, I agree it is time to remove Confederate flags flying in America. Changing street names may be …

  • Country Homes beautified

    Page A9 In our weekly travels, we have the pleasure of driving along Country Homes Boulevard, viewing the recent plantings of hundreds of trees, shrubs and plants between Cedar and Wall streets. …

  • A tangled web

    Page A9 Whoever said, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive,” definitely had Rachel Dolezal in mind.

  • Both parties fueled crash

    Page A9 Ed Terhaar’s June 27 letter says the policies of President George W. Bush and his Republican Congress “engineered” the 2008 recession. Blame for that recession belongs to both major political …

  • Can we afford Snake dams?

    Page A9 Do you believe the four lower Snake River dams are critically important to the power supply of the Pacific Northwest? Here are facts derived from Bonneville Power Administration and Corps …

  • Let people choose identity

    Page A9 In this country, when you fill out a form, you can check whichever race you like. If you are 1/16 black, you can list yourself as black (once upon a …

  • Drop the labels

    Page A9 Frankly, I am fed up with all the labels. Why on earth are we required to check a box on a job application regarding our ethnicity? Why does it matter? …

  • Gun violence uniquely American

    Page A9 Another mass shooting (in Charleston, S.C.) has brought gun violence back into American debate. There are 32,000 gun-related deaths in the United States each year, and some 283 million guns …

July 3
  • Yes, it was about racism

    Page A11 Since the tragic mass murder in the Charleston church, I have been told I shouldn’t politicize the deaths by bringing up the possibility of racism. I am reminded the people …

  • Wright comparison is wrong

    Page A11 Reader Steve Clemens (June 17) argues that Col. George Wright’s treatment of Native Americans ultimately led to their living the life they lead today. Bully for him, but that is …

  • Secret Service has tough job

    Page A11 Before pointing too many fingers at our beleaguered Secret Service agency and its recent foibles, we should consider its success so far in its bottom line responsibility: to keep President …

  • Teachers aren’t sole factor

    Page A11 Regarding the June 22 letter from Bryan Davis, “Unions are the problem”:

July 2
  • ‘Black Like Me’ instructive

    Page A9 While attending the University of Texas, I was enrolled in a race relations class in spring semester 1963. Having moved to Texas from Minnesota, I was 18 years old and …

  • Blame Democrats for disaster

    Page A9 Sally Jackson (June 18) blames rising health insurance premiums on Republicans, claiming they voted against single-payer and made insurers the middle men. No Republican senator or representative voted for Obamacare. …

  • Follow law on pedestrians

    Page A9 I am fortunate to live near several parks and schools, and I walk nearly every day. While walking, I cross a few arterials and often feel like I am playing …

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