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Stolen SFCC newspapers

Perfect lesson for student journalists. Although lies can make you angry, nothing enrages like the truth. The papers being stolen signify the "communicator" has arrived.Next milestone is for the paper to successfully sway a close local election, and later, be ...

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The new McMorris Rodgers

I have to commend Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers for meeting with students, news reporters and other groups who are not safely Republican in the last few weeks. I guess a leopard can change her spots.

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Vicky McIntyre for treasurer

Maintaining the state's credit rating is of utmost importance. Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre is the only candidate for Idaho state treasurer whose proven track record on investment management will ensure Idaho's stellar credit rating is maintained.

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We need an informed electorate

Recently, there have been a couple of letters to the editor advocating for the "motor voter" law, where a person is automatically registered to vote when they register their vehicle. No way!

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Where is SPD for drivers?

I am somewhat new to the Spokane area and have an observation. As a positive, I will mention that I much prefer trying to avoid the idiot drivers on the East Side than dealing with the left-laners on the West Side.

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Who funds the news?

Right-wing radicals are yammering about a "deep state conspiracy" run by liberals to undermine President Trump's agenda. There is no deep state conspiracy, but there is a "deep pockets" conspiracy. Super-wealthy billionaires are funding and spreading right-wing propaganda brainwashing workers into believing that Trump is helping the middle class. Thankfully, The Spokesman-Review is not part of this infection.

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Why should kids worry?

As a student of Mead High School, I mainly focus on my assignments and what I should do in the future.But as I watch the news and again hear about another school shooting, I no longer worry about the future, ...

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Breakfast with CMR

I was glad to attend Cathy McMorris Rodger's "Top O' The Morning Breakfast" on March 29, at the Grand Davenport Hotel.I was very happy that Cathy had copies of the Constitution placed at every place setting. While there, I was ...

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Gun safety initiative truth

The letter by Robert Smith ("Safe gun storage legislation," March 22) was a painful example of the misinformation that is rampant in our society today.His description of the 1997 safe gun storage initiative is bogus. The reason the ballot issue ...

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The loss of dam removal

Get rid of them. The loss of ultra clean renewable electricity; billions of dollars for demolition; hundreds of millions and 30 years for removal of silt, mud and debris built up in the dam's forebays; no more barge traffic to transport grains, produce, supplies and fuel; no more irrigation for potatoes, beets, tree farms, grapes, etc.; much-reduced boating, camping and recreational activities and few boat ramps; no cross-river traffic over the dams; loss of most marinas; vineyards would return to weeds and sagebrush; loss of barges would put hundreds of semi-trucks on the roads, daily plus extra shipping cost; loss of employees on farms/ranches; loss of payroll of dam employees, suppliers and support people; loss of their monies for stores, shops and communities; no more flood control.

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Don't need your concealed weapon

This letter was written in response to the letter to the editor titled, "We have got your back," (April 1).A handful of Detroit firearms instructors criticized the woman's decision to pull her pistol and fire it in a busy public ...

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Federal control in North Idaho

I was there when the Bonner County commissioners voted down clarity on the Scotchman Peaks ballot proposal (2-1 with Dan McDonald the dissenting vote).Sure, it is their responsibility to ensure questions on the ballot are clear and unbiased – but, ...

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Future of electric vehicles

The electric vehicle is a very popular new technology nowadays.The energy conversion efficiency of electric vehicles is more than 80 percent, which is twice that of fuel vehicles. The most important is the saving of fossil fuels and the protection ...

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Reflections on "Love, Simon"

Why do you feel the need to shame and persecute gay people? This weekend I saw "Love, Simon," and it brought up a lot of feelings I thought I'd moved on from. That movie really hit close to home; I can't count how many times I cried.

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Let justice run down like water

I first met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. following a Sunday service at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. That was in the late summer of 1959.As a student at Texas A&M, I had written papers on Dr. King ...

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Wildlife in the roadway

I recently wrote about the rapid emergence of pedestrians, bicycles and motorcycles occurring every spring. Along with that phenomenon, activity levels of deer, elk and other roaming animals rise with ...

Keeping an eye on it…

This is my last post here, but starting Monday, I’ll be blogging at in my new position as Boise bureau chief and state capital reporter for the Idaho Press-Tribune ...

What would you have said to Nixon?

If you had bumped into President Richard Nixon when he was in Spokane to open Expo '74 on May 4 of that year, what would you have said to him?