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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 1
  • Alton is at it again

    Page B9 So, I see that Elvin D. “Duane” Alton and his Citizens for Responsible Taxation (all three of them) are at it again with their screaming yellow, fear-mongering and utterly dishonest …

  • Invest in CV schools

    Page B9 We have voted yes for Central Valley schools. Why?

January 31
  • Only abortion is protested

    Page A13 I would like to thank Florence Young (Jan. 18) for her letter reminding us to “… do something useful with (our lives).” But I must answer some of her accusations …

  • Suicide traumatic for workers

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review Jan. 18 article regarding the recent suicide of a teenager brings sorrow for the family/friends of this precious girl. There are no answers, no trite words, just the …

  • Levy, bond won’t raise taxes

    Page A13 Please join me in voting yes for kids and Spokane’s future on or before Feb. 10. Whether you have children or not, strong schools are key to a thriving community. …

  • Levy supports future leaders

    Page A13 As the parent of students engaged in academics, athletics and the arts (dance), but also as a member of the West Valley School District’s truancy board, I see a great …

  • Reward is good business

    Page A13 A manager working for the city of Spokane takes out 12 ordinary employees and spends $400 to reward extraordinary effort. Sounds like smart business to me. The City Council thinks …

  • Inslee flip-flops on taxes

    Page A13 “I would veto anything that heads the wrong direction, and the wrong direction is new taxes in the state of Washington,” Jay Inslee said during his 2012 campaign for governor.

  • Snowman photo shocking

    Page A13 I was saddened and shocked to see the Jan. 24 picture of a snowman supposedly eating a person. To take an endearing memory of childhood fun and joy in the …

  • Zoned out of review

    Page A13 Regarding the article “Commissioners rethink Mead complex” (Jan. 18): The article states “rejecting the zoning change would cast doubt on the regulations” and “the standard for the approval of a …

  • Designers don’t know Monroe

    Page A13 Why is it traffic designers ignore the fact our streets and highways were designed years ago never expecting the traffic loads currently in place? It’s obvious that whoever came up …

  • Rattray’s promise unfulfilled

    Page A13 In the Spokesman-Review’s Jan. 22 article about Chad Rattray, the focus was upon his life as the hot dog man in downtown Spokane. While he touched many lives in this …

  • Fight proposed Monroe fixes

    Page A13 Ditto to David Bray, “Monroe fix is dumb” (Jan. 11). I heartily agree with him.

January 30
  • Fox viewers don’t belong in box

    Page A13 Letters from Nancy Runyan always make interesting reading. In the Jan. 20 Spokesman-Review, her letter regarding a recent dispute between the Dish network and Fox News provided new food for …

  • Education yardstick imprecise

    Page A13 Your mostly reasonable Jan. 17 editorial regarding education reform unfortunately misses a central sticking point: Teachers and schools cannot reliably or validly be evaluated using student standardized test score data.

  • School tax measures needed

    Page A13 I am the mother of two kids that attend Ridgeview Elementary. I’m also a member of the parent-teacher organization and a regular volunteer at the school. I have seen all …

January 29
  • Vote yes for CVSD levy, bond

    Page A11 As a graduate of Central Valley School District, a parent with three children attending district schools and as a business leader, I am asking all voters in the city of …

  • McMorris Rodgers a toady

    Page A11 Bravo to Hank Greer in writing (Jan. 18) so eloquently about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers not representing the interests of the people of Eastern Washington. Yes! Shame on her. When …

  • Thanks for ‘ag-gag’ editorial

    Page A11 Many thanks to the editorial staff of The Spokesman-Review for urging (Jan. 20) the rejection of House Bill 1104, which “creates the crime of interference with agricultural production.” You clearly …

  • Spokane becoming like Portland

    Page A11 Beware, Spokane citizens! I grew up in Portland in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

January 28
  • Support West Valley levy

    Page A13 We enjoy living in a successful, energetic community and depend on our schools to turn out productive contributors to society. West Valley has dedicated staff members running programs that truly …

  • Flier flunks school facts

    Page A13 As residents of the Central Valley School District, my wife and I received a flier from the Citizens for Responsible Taxation suggesting that we vote no on the upcoming bond …

  • Speak out on ‘ag-gag’

    Page A13 Rep. Joe Schmick is pushing an anti-whistleblower bill, known as “ag-gag,” to criminalize undercover investigations of factory farms. Whistleblowing employees at factory farms are imperative for the exposure of animal …

January 27
  • Thanks for Hebdo decision

    Page A11 I commend you for publishing (Jan. 15) the controversial cover photo of Charlie Hebdo. As a practicing Christian, I often find cartoons mocking Christians offensive, but I believe firmly in …

  • Speech comes with responsibility

    Page A11 The recent incident at the offices of Charlie Hebdo is truly a tragedy. I do strongly believe in the right to freedom of expression. However, we must remember that with …

  • In His game plan?

    Page A11 I suppose that Christian Twelfth Man hearts soared when Russell Wilson emerged from his postgame public prayer circle with the wet-eyed proclamation that God had prepared him and his team …

January 26
  • All of God’s rules?

    Page A7 In his Jan. 17 letter condemning gay marriage, Robert Guenther states that, as a Christian, he opposes such a union because it “is in violation of biblical teachings.” He further …

  • Hebdo cartoon not funny

    Page A7 I agree with Lawrence Pintak, “We are not all Charlie Hebdo,” Jan. 18. As Pope Francis said, there is a limit to free speech.

January 25
  • Issue is mapped out

    Page B11 I want to thank The Spokesman-Review for finally printing a map of Spokane’s “prostitution area,” and the City Council for taking on this problem, which has beleaguered and bewildered mankind …

  • Respect what is sacred

    Page B11 Religion has been the justification of more murder, wars and suffering than any other mindset. Nazism was, in a sense, a religion. One man’s messiah is the butt of a …