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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.

May 4
  • Pot profiteers harmful

    Page A11 Unfortunately, I believe that Washington government has equated the “gangland attitude” of profiteering shown by so many so-called medical cannabis “stores” with all of us, i.e., legitimate medical patients and …

May 3
  • STA wants vs. needs

    Page B11 Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1 lost, as it should have. On this proposition, STA lost sight of needs versus wants.

  • Stop teaching, start testing

    Page B11 With SAT testing, Smarter Balanced testing and AP testing, high school juniors could spend four straight weeks taking tests, and that’s not enough.

  • Troops deserve medical care

    Page B11 Am I one of the few American citizens who thanks and appreciates all our military has done and is doing to keep the U.S. and its citizens safe and free?

  • Abortion not responsible

    Page B11 David Teich’s April 7 response to Anna Haukeli (March 29) made me wonder, who’s the “confused” writer? Saying those choosing abortion are “taking responsibility for their actions,” as Teich did, …

  • Guns will be hidden

    Page B11 To advance its goal of banning, confiscating and destroying all privately owned firearms, the subversive anti-gun lobby is pushing background checks, an Obama administration scheme.

  • More movies, fewer reruns

    Page B11 I was so disappointed that Fox-TV (Channel 28.2) changed from movies to the old, stupid sitcoms, taking after KXLY’s (Channel 4.2) running of same.

May 2
  • Hillary can give us hope

    Page A13 On April 12, Hillary Clinton made the announcement that she is once again running for president of the United States. During the video, Hillary expresses her desire to become the …

  • Shared values of America, Israel

    Page A13 In his remark about Hannah Allam’s March 20 letter, Wayne Kraft (April 1) omitted some important facts.

  • Nonreligious atrocities abound

    Page A13 Sandy Tarbox, in her letter on April 9, seems to be trying to say that all of the bad things that are going wrong in the world are due to …

  • Baltimore mayor inflammatory

    Page A13 If anyone is wondering why the riots occurred in Baltimore, one only has to listen to a news conference given by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, on April 26, a day before …

  • Studded tire fee too low

    Page A13 The state legislators finally acted, proposing a $5 per tire fee on those who use studded tires. I can fully understand why local Republican representatives voted no.

  • What about Idaho drivers

    Page A13 Regarding the proposed $5 studded tire fee, my question would be: What do we do with all the Idaho drivers with studded tires coming to Spokane to work and play?

  • Who pays for tattoos?

    Page A13 After reading the April 12 article on the front page of Sunday’s paper about the chronically homeless people now living at the Collins Apartments, I do hope that someone can …

  • Full information on TPP

    Page A13 I hear members of Congress saying they should have a say in what should happen between our nation and Iran. I believe all members of Congress should be fully informed …

  • Let USPS make loans

    Page A13 Mike Rapp’s April 18 reminder of delayed service at mail-processing centers is a hint of things to come in the U.S. Postal Service, which has enjoyed widespread trust for its …

  • Informed med school view

    Page A13 Regarding Washington State University’s future Spokane medical school: Your readers would be better served listening to the mature and authoritative words of Dr. Francisco Velazquez, chief executive officer of Pathology …

  • Celebrate good police work

    Page A13 Nine years after Otto Zehm’s death, we’re seeing the benefits of critical incident training for law enforcement, along with collaborative efforts with local mental health agencies, first responders and others.

May 1
  • Add context to USPS woes

    Page A13 The Republicans passed a bill under President George W. Bush that required the U.S. Postal Service to put aside funding to cover medical expenses for the next 75 years. This …

  • Defund Bank of Boeing

    Page A13 Did anyone else see the recent propaganda advertisement on TV extolling the benefits of the billions in corporate welfare distributed by the Export-Import Bank? It seems the so-called Bank of …

  • Need federal Food Labeling Act

    Page A13 We have seen across the country states attempting to mandate that foods containing GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are labeled. Finally, legislation on the federal level, the Safe and Accurate Food …

April 30
  • Distinction in Stutzman case

    Page A9 The April 12 interview with Richland florist Barronelle Stutzman should be required reading for anyone who cares about freedom.

  • Disposable housing

    Page A9 We shake our heads in our distant disbelief, holding fast that we are much smarter than the seven victims of the March 21 New York City fire. Not so fast.

  • American revival needed

    Page A9 I’d like a change in government. The change I’d like is to a government of the people, for the people and by the people, rather than lip service that makes …

April 29
  • First Amendment applies to all

    Page A11 Marolyn Smith (April 18) needn’t feel sorry for the same-sex couple who were refused service for their wedding by a flower shop in Pasco, and she needn’t be baffled by …

  • Clarifying USPS changes

    Page A11 The April 8 letter to the editor regarding U.S. Postal Service changes to service standards needs clarification.

  • Where were peacekeepers?

    Page A11 In the April 20 paper, I was appalled at the now familiar news of more beheadings in Libya by the IS and its affiliates. As I recall, we host the …

April 28
  • WSU playing games

    Page A11 Getting into medical school is tough. As a junior at Whitworth University on the pre-medical track, I can attest to the challenges of keeping up with classes, participating in extracurricular …

  • Unfair to noncustodial parents

    Page A11 A presumption of innocence leads to very different legal outcomes than a presumption of guilt. Presumptions matter.

  • Teck committed to EPA effort

    Page A11 Teck Resources is fully committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner.