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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 19
  • 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

July 17
  • Improve hiring

    Page A11 Who on earth are the Coeur d’Alene police hiring people who cannot tell the difference between a black Lab and a pit bull? The dog lunged at him through the … 18

  • Blame the owner

    Page A11 Regarding “Officer kills attacking dog with single gunshot in CdA,” (July 10). 14

  • Support for Pakootas

    Page A11 Albert Einstein is said to have defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Registered voters will soon have the opportunity to repeat … 78

  • Austerity in Kansas

    Page A11 In 2004, Thomas Frank wrote “What’s the Matter with Kansas,” a book that explored the rise of populist anti-elite conservatism in his home state. Now, we know the answer. 54

July 16
  • Out of control

    Page A13 The Democrats’ viewpoint is our way or no way (no negotiations). As far as I am concerned, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is doing a good job representing taxpaying people. … 54

  • War on women?

    Page A13 It has been suggested of late, by various media outlets, that there is a war on women. It is reasonable to infer that this is due to recent litigation and … 48

  • Pet owner to blame

    Page A13 I take exception to the vilification of the Coeur d’Alene police officer shooting the lab while doing his job. Any dog breed can become vicious through neglect and maltreatment. Yes, … 33

July 15
  • Let Ex-Im Bank expire

    Page A11 The Export-Import Bank charter is up for renewal. The renewal process demands we take the time and effort to go back to first principles, and evaluate its costs, benefits and … 12

  • Support Dansel

    Page A11 The voters of Legislative District 7, for the second year in a row, will select a state senator in November. Just last November, Brian Dansel was elected by district voters … 20

  • Headline misleading

    Page A11 From reading the headline “Israel strikes back at Gaza after rocket attacks (July 9),” one would believe that Israel was the victim of an unprovoked attack. In fact, the Israeli … 32

July 14
  • Overkill in Israel

    Page A7 I am writing this letter because I want people to know what I learned and saw firsthand in the “Holy Land.” I visited Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, the West Bank … 105

  • A different world

    Page A7 John Axtell (July 10) must live in a different country than I do. I have never heard of what he calls the New World Order. I’m wondering what that could … 91

July 13
  • Focus on Central America

    Page B9 I am troubled by the lack of enforcement of our southern borders and in particular of the stream of children coming from the violent Central American countries through Mexico. 23

  • Need liberals to step up

    Page B9 It is a point of pride that conservatives like me turned on their president (Richard Nixon) when it became clear that he had violated his oath of office during the … 125

  • Say no to naysayer

    Page B9 In a fundraising letter, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers criticized the Affordable Care Act. No surprise. She led in 54 repeal votes, as well as advancing the 18-day government shutdown. Wasted … 45

  • Accountability needed

    Page B9 Regardless of the political party you support, our politicians are hurting our country. 15

  • Hating the Fourth

    Page B9 Why I hate July Fourth: It’s legal in my town. 16

  • Change road funding

    Page B9 Is anyone surprised that the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money? As the CAFE (corporate average fuel efficiency) has increased, the money from gas taxes (both state and … 8

  • Forgetting U.S. history

    Page B9 When my grandmother Elizabeth Cooney arrived from Ireland 100 years ago, she was greeted in New York harbor by a statuesque lady proclaiming, ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your … 41

  • Embarrassing protesters

    Page B9 The recent news video clips of the near-rabid anti-immigration protesters in the South can’t help but remind me of the same fervor demonstrated by segregationists during the late 1950s and … 33

  • Thanks for Israel letter

    Page B9 Thank you to Myrta Ladich (July 1), for explaining and taking a stand against Israel’s attacks on both Muslim and Christian residents of Palestinian areas. 2

  • The new Old West

    Page B9 There are a number of candidates for sheriff of Stevens County who promote and believe that the county sheriff is the highest legitimate law enforcement official in the land and, … 4

  • Thanks from California

    Page B9 On June 29, our three-generation family of seven was traveling toward Spokane on the last days of a vacation that covered Salt Lake City, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Oregon … 3