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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.

November 17
  • Uniform clock changes

    In response to Lillian Lind’s “End daylight saving time” (Nov. 7), I propose moving ahead 30 minutes in the spring of 2016, then eliminating daylight saving time. Hence, the “daylight …

  • Editorial on vets appreciated

    Thank you for your Nov. 11 editorial, “Veterans deserve our gratitude.” As a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran, it means much since we were not treated well when we …

  • Education downplays experience

    Bored of education? I am as well. There are no words I could muster up that would accurately depict the excellent job America’s education system is doing in preparing its …

November 16
  • Support program for vets

    I think most of us can agree that as a country we have not made ourselves proud in the way we have treated veterans. In the Nov. 7 Wall Street …

  • NRA is a ‘model’

    After reading all the National Rifle Association-is-good letters in The Spokesman-Review, I am taking a hint and forming the National Car Drivers Association. My organization will be opposed to any …

November 15
  • Carson isn’t anchored to reality

    Ben Carson demonstrates that you can be adept at memorizing oodles of facts about anatomy and physiology, can learn to do complicated things with your hands and can even graduate …

  • Gun criticism simplistic

    Regarding the Doug Floyd Nov. 7 letter, “Shoot straight on guns”: He argues that because a study found New York police officers hit only 18 out of 100 live fire …

  • NRA just one group

    I laughed loud and long when I read Dorothy Carter Nov. 3 letter, “NRA modern fascists.” Is she silly enough to think the NRA is the only organization that uses …

  • Rewrite service dog law

    Last week, I saw a little dog wrapped in a blanket and rocked like a baby. This was in the Safeway on Northwest Boulevard. A few days later, I saw, …

  • Employers at risk

    Who is at risk? If I owned a business in Spokane and someone told me I had to increase my employee’s entry level wage from $10 an hour to $15 …

  • Boost Alzheimer’s research

    It seems appropriate that November is both National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. My mother passed away with this horrible disease, and I can tell you …

  • Geography not so hard

    Not sure how old Eric Farmen (Nov. 7) is. Perhaps he slept through geography classes. If those classes were not available to him, he can go online or glean from …

  • S-R, wait for facts

    There’s a brand new “police scandal” afoot. I am writing to ask you and your editorial board to please refrain from printing unverified facts and halfway true items before the …

  • Fairness for Social Security

    One of the greatest but little known inequities favoring the rich involves, ironically, a government program originally established especially for the working poor. Everybody pays into the Social Security fund …

  • ACA works for us

    As a business owner since 1999, I agree with the friend Sue Lani Madsen cited (Oct. 31) who said the Affordable Care Act has been good. I share ownership with …

  • Cease attack on guns

    The war on our right to bear arms has accelerated to levels heretofore unseen. The usual suspects, from Gary Crooks and Shawn Vestal to columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. and letter …

  • Revamp ombudsman process

    So Spokane has picked a new police ombudsman, but he can’t start right away as he’s Canadian and needs a U.S. work visa.

  • We’ve become overmedicated

    Regarding “Six in 10 take prescriptions (Nov. 4)”: Is this really a surprise? Has anyone watched television lately? Every other commercial is for either over-the-counter or prescription drugs touting relief …

  • Doctor shortage a bigger crisis

    Regarding “It’s time to start over on health insurance (Nov. 7)”: A bigger health crisis awaits America due to a shortage of physicians to treat patients. The recent lack of …

  • Controversial EWU hirings

    It was interesting to read the Nov. 2 article about students at CSTEM (College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at Eastern Washington University. EWU has experienced a rise in …

  • Meals on Wheels ailing

    United Way of Spokane has stopped funding Meals on Wheels Mid-City Concerns.

November 14
  • Forests being plundered

    The U.S. Forest Service-timber industry complex is using the tragedy of the largest forest fires in Washington’s history as a political expedient to log 54,000 acres of the Colville National …

November 13
  • Not too early to get involved

    Regarding the two-thirds of non-voters: My grandfather used to say, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain!” Over the last several election cycles, voter turnouts have been around 40 percent …

November 12
  • Single issue is shortsighted

    Remember the next time you vote staunchly Republican just because of the single issue of abortion you are in a sense saying that you are willing to trade the future …

  • Firearms require competence

    There has been way too much published and broadcast lately about what is called an accidental discharge of firearms. I am a former peace officer, and in my past a …

  • Should be thankful for NRA

    Regarding the Nov. 3 letter, “NRA modern fascists”: Dorothy Carter’s comparison makes no sense whatsoever. In the 1930s, the Nazi Party disarmed the German citizens by confiscating their guns, and …

  • House taking 255 days off

    Republicans always complain that government just doesn’t work, and they are apparently correct. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives just released its 2016 schedule. Of the 365 days in the year, …

November 11
  • Stop ombudsman pick

    OK, so the city of Spokane hires this person from Canada to fill the police ombudsman position. I do believe there is something wrong with the selection committee.

  • Prevent takeover of land

    As a senior at the University of Idaho, the pressure to know what’s next is palpable. Inevitably the dreaded question comes up: “What’s next after graduation?”

  • Accept women in STEM

    Thanks to Jared Mauldin for his thoughtful letter, reported in the Nov. 2 Spokesman-Review, regarding gender bias against girls and women interested in STEM careers. I’m not sure it’s ironic …