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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 31
  • Suppport Sanders for president

    Page B9 I recently watched an interview with Bernie Sanders, who is announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president. He is an Independent senator from Vermont. He speaks plainly about …

  • People can protect programs

    Page B9 I recently saw the results of a survey addressing the future of Social Security benefits. In the survey, 41 percent of the respondents indicated that they “didn’t think Social Security …

  • Keep politicians like Fagan

    Page B9 What we need are politicians and legislators that base laws and regulations on the requests of the people and facts, not statistics or opinions. They need to work for us.

  • Walkout can have impact

    Page B9 “Spokane teachers approve May 27 strike” reads the headline in the May 21 Spokesman-Review. Spokane School District Superintendent Shelley Redinger says the “walkout impacts our families and community.” Yes, that …

May 30
  • Districts not the targets

    Page A13 Many members of the Spokane Education Association and East Valley Education Association voted to participate in Wednesday’s walkout to highlight the Legislature’s failure to comply with their constitutional obligation to …

  • Don’t sully national anthem

    Page A13 Our national anthem is not a country-western song or a spiritual; nor is it jazz. I am deeply offended whenever a so-called artist tries to personalize our song. It was …

  • BSA shouldn’t change

    Page A13 Regarding the Boy Scouts article in the May 22 paper: I noticed buried deep in the article was one sentence saying how Robert Gates, the new Boy Scouts of America …

  • Dams unsupported

    Page A13 For years, advocates of saving salmon and ending wasteful spending have urged elected leaders to get serious about the cost and value of the Snake River dams. Thanks to Patagonia, …

  • Difficult to truly unplug

    Page A13 Any escape from the increasing digital warfare between hackers and endless security services updates? Over coffee, a friend and I concluded a person should just unplug and revert to old-fashioned …

May 29
  • Didn’t vote for walkout

    Page A13 As a teacher, I will not be voting for a walkout in my district because inconveniencing families does not convey the message teachers are trying to send the Legislature. The …

  • Hold ‘sleep strike’ instead

    Page A13 Many teachers in the area walked out on Wednesday. But not all. In Cheney, we decided against this means for sending a message to Olympia. And while I certainly do …

  • Thanks for humane legislation

    Page A13 The article written by Jim Camden in The Spokesman-Review, May 12, says Sen. Joe Fain sponsored a long-needed law against animal cruelty. Then Gov. Jay Inslee signed it into law. …

May 28
  • Applaud Weatherred’s career

    Page A9 Jody Lawrence-Turner’s May 20 article, “On a high note,” transported me to high school. Dave Weatherred has organized Spokane Public Schools’ Band and Strings Spectacular for 18 years but, in …

  • Sacrifices have been in vain

    Page A9 Martin Schram ends his May 22 column on Iraq with the question, “Have America’s sacrifices been in vain?” The hard answer, as with the Vietnam War, is yes. Not solely …

  • Reconcile Wright legacy

    Page A9 I applaud The Spokesman-Review for reporting the shadowed legacy of Col. George Wright. And, I hope that the residents of Spokane, and its leaders, can bring peace to us through …

  • Rename Wright street

    Page A9 I think it wrong that Spokane honors a tyrant in the naming of a street. I’m referring to Fort George Wright Drive (“Knowing Wright from wrong,” The Spokesman-Review, May 17). …

May 27
  • Photo tells sad story

    Page A11 I was saddened to see, on the front page of The Spokesman-Review (May21), the picture of the Most Rev. Thomas Daly, surrounded by all male clergy, celebrating Mass.

  • Health clinic a big win

    Page A11 Not long ago, it was an old rail yard. Now, Spokane’s University District is vibrant and growing, attracting investment, education, research and entrepreneurial activity. The latest project, kicking off this …

  • GOP is the roadbock

    Page A11 The glib pens of the editorial board are hard at work, which is more than you can say about the Republican-controlled Congress it so foolishly supports.

  • GOP is the roadblock

    Page A11 The glib pens of the editorial board are hard at work, which is more than you can say about the Republican-controlled Congress it so foolishly supports.

May 26
  • Remember the fallen

    Page A11 Memorial Day, not just a day off from work, a no mail delivery day, or a family camp-out. It is a day to remember those who have served our country …

  • Strike sets bad example

    Page A11 It is unfortunate that in voting to strike, teachers are setting a bad example for their students and the public. It is illegal for public employees to strike in Washington, …

  • Stand with courageous teachers

    Page A11 I stand with the teachers. You might not agree with me, but I’m willing to bet quite a bit of money that for every elected official you can name who …

May 25
  • Tips on budgeting

    Page A9 I read in Jim Camden’s May 17 Spin Control: “The State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council releases estimates on the amount of taxes and fees the state will collect in …

  • Read Quran, then decide

    Page A9 I read the May 19 article in The Spokesman-Review regarding Pastor Shahram Hadian’s comments on Islam, and noted especially the appraisal of them by state Rep. Luke Malek of Coeur …

May 24
  • Walkout is weak message

    Page B9 As an observer of K-12 teaching and learning for over 40 years, and an adjunct instructor for over 20 years, I have seen brilliant educators help students understand that complex …

  • Lawmakers shirk own duties

    Page B9 State Sen. Michael Baumgartner is leading the push for a bill that would punish teachers who participate in a one-day strike on Wednesday. What he isn’t discussing is the fact …

  • Practical solution for CO2

    Page B9 Judy Butler’s May 17 letter, “Don’t ignore rising CO2,” says we must act to save ourselves. How can we act effectively without moving back to a primitive existence?

  • WSU clinic a critical cog

    Page B9 Recently, I attended the groundbreaking for the new University District Health Clinic. When it opens in 2016, the clinic will provide health care to many residents, making it an important …

  • Build bridges, not fear

    Page B9 I was shocked to hear of the rampant Islamophobia being spread by Shahram Hadian in the Inland Northwest.