STA is requesting an increase in the sales tax at the next election. I live in a 55-and-over community. I called STA and asked if they are considering extending the bus service to our community off Highway 195. They informed me they were not considering a route to serve this area.
I read once that corporations and special interest groups expect $10 in return for every $1 contributed to political campaigns and I believe it. Cathy McMorris Rodgers receives approximately $3 million in such contributions each election cycle. That suggests McMorris Rodger's corporate and special interest supporters expect $30 million in tax breaks and other sweet deals in return for their donations.
Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and six other armed occupiers of a federal wildlife refuge in Harney County, Oregon go on trial soon, and Ammon Bundy was quoted as saying "I was following directions from God." That source of direction would be hard to argue with, if it was true.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, we commemorated a day 15 years ago that rightly lives in infamy. There is only one valid response to that act of war, and that is the indefatigable and dedicated pursuit of victory against all practitioners of state-sponsored terrorism. Iran, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are or were the four major players in that world. All of them should be conquered; their governments replaced with regimes friendly to the West.
Your photo and caption of St. Aloysius school children praying at the shrine of St. Francis Xavier in 1947 stated they "worship" at the shrine. Catholics do not worship saints and it greatly saddened me to see this word used incorrectly. God and God alone is worthy of worship.
I would like to thank The Spokesman's editors for a recent editorial by U.S. Rep, Tom Marino, R-Pa., concerning his support of presidential candidate Donald Trump ("Trump will return country to its people"). However, my gratitude is thoroughly apolitical, for it comes from deep inside my 21-year-high-school-English-teacher heart. This article will now serve in my classroom as the epitome of how never to write a persuasive text.
Is it too much to ask for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to invite Gary Johnson and Jill Stein to participate in the presidential debates? In this year of so many disenchanted voters and frustration with a two-party system in this nation, this would be the right and fair thing to do.
Regarding Joe Speranzi's letter ("Obama 'disasters' look good," Sept. 6): Yes, unemployment is down to 4.9 percent, but the 8.4 million jobs created for the most part are not 40-hour-per-week jobs. These jobs are less than 30 hours to avoid the Obamacare mandate that employers must provide health care for jobs of 30 hours a week, which Obamacare declares as "full time."
Fog blankets the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The relationship between federal land management agencies and Western states to find collaborative ways to manage large swaths of forests and ...
Here is a transcript of Ernie Kent and Josh Hawkinson's podium remarks during Pac-12 Media Day, courtesy of the Pac-12.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Democratic challenger, Joe Pakootas, have taken their rematch contest to the airwaves. Both Pakootas and McMorris Rodgers have launched TV campaigns in Spokane as ...