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SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017

SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017

Where's the plan?

Over the last seven years, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Republican colleagues have voted more than 50 times to repeal Obamacare. With the election of Donald Trump as president, they can now do it. The question I have is where is the plan that will replace it? What are the details?

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017

DeVos unfairly maligned

Shawn Vestal's Jan. 13 opinion column unfairly maligns Trump's choice for secretary of education, "billionaire" Betsy DeVos. Implying that personal profit motives disqualify her fails the test when the millions of her and her husband's Amway fortune, dedicated to improving private and public education, are deliberately omitted from the equation.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017

GOP plan is a plot

The S-R had an article about a group affiliated with House GOP leadership, which was running ads for a Republican alternative to Obamacare. Hoping to garner some information about the elusive Republican "replacement plan," I went to the website of this group, American Action Network. Nothing here but a 30-second video stating that the Republicans have a plan that will provide more choices and better care at lower cost, etc. Visitors to the site are then urged to fill in and transmit a form indicating support for the Republican "plan."

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017

Hands off ACA

My members of Congress should protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it. I personally know people who have directly benefited from the ACA, and though it may not be a perfect solution, it is far better than no insurance at all, which is precisely what those people had prior to the ACA.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

Lower speed limits

After reading about two more college students dying on state highways due to bad road conditions, it dawned on me that there is perhaps one solution to these tragedies. If we have to adjust our tires to weather conditions, shouldn't we be doing the same with speed limits when the weather is bad?

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

MLK appearance questionable

So the GOP chair decries the booing of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers at the MLK celebration? It seems to me that it is the height of hypocrisy for any Republican to speak at this event. They have spent decades working against the ideals expressed by Dr. King.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

Parents, take responsibility

Reading about the mumps epidemic, here are my thoughts. I am a mother and grandmother who believes that vaccinating your children is a must if they are going to be out in public locations. Or if parents choose not to, then they need to be kept in seclusion.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

Publish all votes

Now more than ever, The Spokesman-Review needs to publish all votes by our congressional representatives. Voters must be informed about how our representatives are voting. If The Spokesman-Review is serious about informing their readers about important issues, publish all votes on the front page.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017

Abortion bill out of touch

Idaho state Sen. Dan Foreman's extreme views on abortion do not represent a majority of his District 5 constituents, despite his wish that this were so. Within a week as senator, he is already an embarrassment to most of his constituents. Instead of learning the ropes, he chose to step forward with a ludicrous bill seeking to prosecute women, whose lives he clearly doesn't value, for making the difficult choice of abortion.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017

Trump busy tweeting

I can't figure out how Trump is going to fulfill his duties as president if he has to stay up all night tweeting about his critics. Will we have a Department of Twitter Monitoring in the future?

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017

Trump showed awareness

The Army taught me the importance of keen situational awareness, which I saw Donald Trump display when he engaged the hearts of Middle America. He targeted voters who were tired of political correctness and fed-up about the outsourcing of jobs to China. Not mincing words, the un-politician Trump spoke aloud in plain English what his audience was thinking.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017

Be responsible with ACA

Donald Trump, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Republican Congress have been floating a repeal and replace strategy for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a physician assistant working in family practice and urgent care for the past 17 years, I have been on the front lines of providing care for patients before and after enactment of the ACA.

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 8:24 A.M.

No loss at Fairchild

Once again in the land of the Fairchild, there's lamentation for what might have been. Our commercial princes are denied a tiny kickback on the taxes we lavish upon our voracious, entitled and moribund military machine. If only we valued the earth and humanity as much as war and welfare programs for defense contractors and Air Force civilians, we would end the silly airborne refueling of long-range death flights.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017

Support Mt. Spokane

Having skied Mount Spokane for over 40 years and being a West Coast SkiWatch Reporter for Cable Radio News (CNN) for 11 years, I have been to countless ski resorts and none impresses me more than Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park for the commitment to skiers and families that ski together.

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

Help pedestrians, too

The city has worked hard to clean streets. However, I am wondering about sidewalks and intersections where people need to cross.If a person walks either to stores or uses STA, he crosses streets and boards and departs from buses. Maybe ...

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