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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.

July 24
  • Kuney endorsement disappointing

    Page A11 Your endorsement of Mary Kuney for Spokane County treasurer was disappointing. 12

  • Snubs are un-American

    Page A11 This is the political season (when isn’t it?) and each candidate is competing for the rare vote by insisting he/she has integrity, believes in transparency, is accessible, and will fairly … 64

  • I’m not that Orr

    Page A11 My name is George Orr. I am a 71-year-old Democrat. I have one older brother. I have two daughters, no sons. 16

July 23
  • Where’s the compassion?

    Page A13 What happened to the compassion for others in this country of ours? 166

  • Spokane vs. Houston

    Page A13 It’s hot. I grew up in Washington, but for the past 27 years have lived in Houston on the Texas Gulf Coast. Recently, we’ve started spending summer vacations in Spokane, … 19

  • Uranium decay a danger

    Page A13 I read the following on the Internet, “Bald Eagles Are Dying of Lead Poisoning, and Hunters Are to Blame.” I believe that bald eagles are dying of lead poisoning, but … 17

July 22
  • Killing dog inexcusable

    Page A11 Concerning the young Labrador fatally shot through the raised window of a parked van, and then referred to as a charging pit bull: Ridiculous! In my opinion, the officer destroyed … 7

  • Reasons for Pakootas

    Page A11 Why vote for Joe Pakootas for Congress? 89

  • Kudos for Kuney nod

    Page A11 Thank you for your excellent endorsement (July 18) of Mary Kuney for Spokane County treasurer. Your column was measured, balanced and rational in its evaluation of Kuney’s skill, experience and …

  • Class size matters

    Page A11 Initiative 1351 will appear on the November ballot. It calls for the following class sizes (to be phased in over four years): grades K-3; 15 to 17 students; grades 4-6, … 34

July 21
  • Rob Chase a public servant

    Page A9 Until recently, if you owed property taxes and couldn’t pay the whole bill at once, you were not allowed to make partial payment, resulting in fees and penalties in addition … 13

  • Shooting irresponsible

    Page A9 Concerning the Coeur d’Alene police officer who shot a dog in the owner’s car: 19

July 20
  • Johnson for commissioner

    Page B9 It is with extreme pleasure I endorse the candidacy of Mary Lou Johnson for Spokane County commissioner. As her campaign website says, a vote for Mary Lou is a vote … 4

  • The limits of liberty

    Page B9 Many people today make liberty their primary concern. It is indeed a serious matter. I do not find equal attention given to the meaning of “liberty” or “freedom.” If liberty … 171

  • Bring Bonnie back

    Page B9 Let’s bring Bonnie back. Your ballots are in the mail, and I hope you will join me in voting Bonnie Mager for Spokane County commissioner. Bonnie has 27 years working … 14

  • Remember the shutdown

    Page B9 Remember the government shutdown? Remember all the negative impacts to us, the average citizens? Remember that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was instrumental is causing the shutdown? Remember this when you … 99

  • Anyone but Cathy

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has returned to the 5th Congressional District – in the form of TV ads that started the day before primary ballots go out. The polished ads, … 45

  • Re-elect Sheriff Ozzie

    Page B9 Sheriff Knezovich is one of the best sheriffs Spokane County has elected. Of the candidates, he is the only qualified leader. 10

July 19
  • Not shooting for peace

    Page B5 In reading Sheila Fox’s July 14 letter, I have only a couple of things to say. 61

  • No basis for claims

    Page B5 Is the editor of the letters desperate for submissions or simply negligent? 30

  • Dump Shea, pick Arritola

    Page B5 Josh Arritola is challenging Matt Shea in the 4th Legislative District. These are two Republicans who will not differ greatly in their voting but will represent the 4th dramatically differently. 222

  • Ex-Im bank fruitful

    Page B5 The controversy surrounding renewal of the U.S. Export-Import Bank is difficult to understand. The bank provides crucial export receivable insurance for a multitude of manufacturing businesses throughout the United States, … 5

  • People must demand change

    Page B5 If you live in Post Falls and drive 6 miles into Washington, you have just crossed the Great Divide. What an incredibly different political environment. You have left Idaho, in … 32

  • Chase for treasurer

    Page B5 The race for Spokane County treasurer has heated up, with candidates across the spectrum vying for the office. One candidate stands out for his integrity and hard work. That candidate … 1

  • Event teaches civics

    Page B5 I am writing in response to the Buell Hollister letter of July 7. We know several teachers, and they say civics is not taught like it once was. Civics is … 2

  • Belligerency against Israel

    Page B5 Aug. 29, 1967, an Arab summit was convened in Khartoum, Sudan, after the Arab nations’ crushing defeat by Israel during the Six-Day War. Israel vowed not to return to the … 9

  • Holiday not so bad

    Page B5 In the July 13 paper, Barb Bauman gave 10 reasons for “Hating the Fourth.” Had she devoted as much time to the study of American history as she spent studying … 2

July 18
  • Vote for new leadership

    Page A13 Although successful in climbing the party ladder and posing for numerous Republican leadership photo-ops in Washington, D.C., Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is inaccessible and invisible to us in the 5th … 61

  • Fake news abounds

    Page A13 I am elated that we are learning how disastrous President Obama has been for America. We now know that America fell from No. 1 in world health ranking to 37th … 145

  • Israel under siege

    Page A13 The July 13 letter critical of Israel’s response to a seven-year barrage of 12,000 missiles terrorizing 1 million southern Israeli civilians, and the murder of three Israeli teenagers, seems naïve … 41