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SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2009

Pickup decision irresponsible

I am outraged that items left at the curb were incinerated not recycled (“Storms put curbside recycling on hold,” Jan. 17). Many people recycle because it is the right thing to do, and we are billed monthly for these specific ...

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Plowing comparison fails

Concerning Ms. Scott’s letter of Jan. 22, I would like to correct some errors and misconceptions. The town of Bountiful, Utah, has 150 lane-miles to plow (that is not a typo, 150 miles) and 22 pieces of equipment. I know; I called them.

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Repair job awaits Obama

We have finally, as a nation, entered the 21st century. Too bad that so many among us won’t see the truth of what we left behind, and more are confused as to what is ahead.

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Speech won't cow enemies

From President Obama’s inaugural address: “To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West – know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”

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Task ahead will take time

We now have a new president. There are people that hope he fails. There seems to be so much elaboration that he is an African-American. Why can’t it be just an American that has been elected president of our United States?

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Time to open up government

As a former Spokane County employee who used to ask a lot of tough questions and rarely received the whole and truthful answer, I applaud President Barack Obama for his decision to maintain an open government.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2009

Bus stop access critical

“No one gives a damn,” concluded Barbara Baldwin (Letters, Jan. 16), chastising the responsiveness of the Spokane Transit Authority and the media’s coverage thereof in the face of December’s record-breaking snowfall. I’d like to say she’s overreaching, but the dismal cleanup of sidewalks and intersections a week and a half past the last measurable snow belies such optimism.

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Debt is out of control

God tells us in his wisdom that we are not to be in debt. That it is bad. In this country debt has become a way of life. Until the financial collapse, debt was the most heavily marketed product in ...

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Defend sanctity of life

This week marks 36 years of legalized abortion in our land. The cry of the supposed “human rights” liberals is empty and hollow when we consider the 35 million abortion/deaths who were torn and ripped apart in the womb?

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Economy solution up to people

One of the most important items in the world is money. It can give you almost anything. Our food, clothing, medicine, homes, etc., are our necessities. Money shows up in many ways: dollars, credits, interest, checks, etc. I heard the other day that our government now has an $8.7 trillion deficit. How can we survive a time like the 1929 recession? It’s a problem. Our leaders are searching several ways to find an answer.

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Flight team deserves credit

The excerpt from the Washington Post (Jan. 19) continues a media-slanted view of the Hudson River miracle. “That everyone got off the plane without life-threatening injury, despite the bone-chilling air and water temperatures, speaks of their pulling together in a ...

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Fund family planning

What a momentous week! On Monday, our nation observed the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a powerful voice for freedom and liberty. We celebrated the audacity of hope in hard times on Tuesday by inaugurating Barack Obama as our 44th president. And on Thursday many of us gathered to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

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Geithner unfit for post

Timothy Geithner should not be confirmed as President Obama’s secretary of Treasury by Washington’s Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. Geithner is a tax cheat. His intelligence is not in question. His character is damaged in acting as if he ...

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Gun control form of slavery

It’s a sad commentary that Americans are stockpiling, and storing, firearms and ammunition much as our forefathers did before the Revolutionary War. In 1775, a tyrannical British king was trying to disarm American citizens. Today, a cabal of left-wing, anti-freedom, ...

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Gun threat growing

Gunfire injured five men as they left a high school basketball game in Chicago. Three deer, trapped by snow, were shot and killed and left on a roadway in northeastern Washington. And a woman pointed a gun at another driver in the Costco parking lot in Coeur d Alene.

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Leave ownership to someone else

Industry analyst, Cox Automotive, conducted a recent consumer survey indicating that private vehicle ownership is on the wane. Half of the American survey respondents said that the cost of owning ...

WSU football means great time to tailgate

PULLMAN -- As the Washington State Cougars battle for the Pac-12 football championship this year, there’s one title they already hold: Best Tailgating School in the West. Check out the ...

Bird is the word

If you had been standing in our kitchen this morning and looked out the south-facing windows, you might have seen a large hawk perched atop a tall grape stake fence. ...