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SATURDAY, JAN. 17, 2009

President deserved better

I was filled with sadness to see that picture of George W. Bush, our president for the past eight years, leave the White House. For a man who “gave his all” while president of this country, he deserved much better.

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'Right thing' transcends eras

It’s not just a question of doing the right thing because of the period of time you were raised in (“Palin baby is a family matter,” letters, Jan. 9). It’s a matter or respect for marriage as well as for the woman of the children who are born during a relationship.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2009

A better snow plan

A city employee said there must be a better way (snow removal) but no one knows what it is. Here are some suggestions: 1. Start snow removal sooner. 2. Invest in more and better equipment. 3. Have a set plowing ...

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Answers in natural gas

Our country needs a plan that employs people and brings financial recovery. We can do this with a loan from the government to convert our transportation system to the use of natural gas instead of gas from oil. We have a surplus of natural gas.

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Tribal radio valuable tool

Re: “Tribe gets OK for radio station” (Jan. 9): My great-auntie Fran, a Colville tribal member from Chewelah, lived to be over 101, and one of her secrets to her longevity was, “Oatmeal makes horses run fast – so it must be good for me – so I have a bowl every morning.”

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Values, work ethic ignored

I feel sorry for the young people in our modern (not much is off limits) world. This group came along after Generation X. Our state, in an attempt to improve very poor standards in our public schools, created the WASL. ...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2009

Cut state workers' pay

The Spokesman-Review had two articles regarding there not being enough funds to run the state for this next year. One of the articles was having to discontinue free immunization for children. That is not good. The other was stopping several programs and adding taxes.

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Gaza reports unbalanced

The news continues to tell us that Israel should stop going into Gaza; the news continues to tell us how many people have been injured in Gaza and Palestine; the news continues to give us the count of the dead in Gaza and Palelstine.

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Making a real difference

I am fascinated by the contrast between the Saturday’s various “faith groups” praying for world peace and Sunday’s article on the Schotts’ “Second Take” ministry. Never in the history of the world has there ever been “world peace.” At any ...

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Not all cable viewers spared

All of our local TV stations are airing endless announcements about the conversion of TV from analog to digital on Feb. 17. These announcements assure viewers that current Comcast cable customers will have no problems and don’t need a converter box.

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Put storm costs to a vote

Thank you for accurately portraying the dismal failure of our Spokane municipal government to address the December snowstorms (“Slow to respond,” Jan. 13). I concur that “a city our size that aspires to success and prosperity can’t just capitulate to ...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2009

Flat roofs, snow bad match

I am hoping that lessons learned from this winter will be a heads-up to the contractors, builders, whoever, that flat roofs in this area of the country may be cheaper to build but obviously not practical with our winters. Especially this one.

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Galactic warming?

For the last year, I have been hearing a lot of debate over global warming. Some people deny it, while other people go into hysterics. True science involves studying accumulated data in an unbiased manner. Records show that global warming ...

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Local phenomena prove nothing

Global warming is a myth, because it’s snowing in Spokane. This makes about as much sense as me saying “every white man in America is bald, has a beer belly, wears a ball cap, drives like an idiot, stops for ...

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Missing mail deliveries

I found it refreshing to read Danette Taylor’s description of the excellent service being provided by her mail carriers. I only wish that level of service was consistent throughout the community. I haven’t been able to get any mail delivered since the middle of December, in spite of shoveling away the snow piles left by the plowings.

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