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SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

Vote against narcissism

I'm honestly scared for this country. What are people thinking voting or getting behind a narcissist like Donald Trump? We are just getting out of one of the worst recessions brought on by a do-nothing Congress. We need to quit playing these name-calling politics and come up with something that will grow the country in the ways that are good.

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

Deadly threat, deadly force

Terri Echegoyen asked "How is it that a knife-wielding man poses a threat worthy of deadly force?" Letters, May 12).First, anyone wielding a knife poses a deadly threat. Women and adolescents who wield a knife can be deadly threats. A ...

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Forced to destroy ballot

I have voted 57 times since 1996, but I cut up my primary ballot. You must declare a party, and the declaration is visible on the outside envelop, along with your signature. My party preference is nobody's business.

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Girls, take the pledge

High school girls can be mean and vicious. However when girls stick together, they can help each other through life's problems and boost their spirits.I was first presented with the opportunity to ban together with other teenage girls at Northwood ...

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Goodbye, celebrities

Miley Cyrus, Rosie O'Donnell, Al Sharpton and Cher, to name a few, have vowed to leave the country if Trump becomes president. Promise?Well, when you clean the house, it's always good to take out the trash. Kind of makes me ...

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Need jobs, not raises

Raising the minimum wage will not provide jobs but outlaw more of them. By costing business owners more money per employee, they must look for ways to reduce costs. One way of achieving savings is through automation.

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Start high school later

Medical studies have shown that teenagers need at least as much or more sleep as younger children. As children become teenagers, they go to bed later and wake up later for physiologic reasons. Adolescents can't fall asleep earlier simply by going to bed earlier.

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Typical Trump-bashing

The Trump-bashing May 3 column by Trudy Rubin ("Trump Doctrine a wake-up call") was typical of language coming from the left.Since Hillary is clearly Trudy's candidate, I suppose she would be able to discuss all the great things Hillary would ...

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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016

Prefer year-end bonus

Gary Crooks' Opinion piece of May 1 contained a section about Spokane Valley City Council he phrased as "The Proposition." Whether it be Spokane or Spokane Valley, the overriding premise of city council is that of volunteer public servants.

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Too dependent on technology

As the years have gone by, technology has made some big advances and improvements, which is causing the human race to become more and more dependent on technology.When I was younger, I went and saw the 2008 movie "WALL-E" in ...

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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016

Give Elsa a girlfriend

Who says that a princess needs to fall in love with a prince and live happily ever after? This statement is exactly why #GiveElsaAGirlfriend started. On May 1, Alexis Isabel Moncada started this hashtag in hopes of getting Disney to give the "Frozen" Disney princess Elsa a girlfriend.

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Honoring birth mothers

I would like to respond to the April 7 letter by Tom Courtney ("Honor birth mothers, too"): Every year, on the Friday prior to Mother's Day, there is a special recognition of birth mothers planned by Catholic Charities in Spokane. It is a warm and safe place for birth moms to gather and share their stories. A delicious, free salad lunch is provided, and there is a speaker and time for questions.

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Try third party candidates

The media have always given their attention to the Democratic and Republican parties. Is America only capable of picking either side? People have said that Hillary Clinton is a better option than Donald Trump. Even conservatives.

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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016

GOP should get behind Trump

The leadership of the GOP needs to grow up. For years and years, (I started voting just after Ronald Reagan), they have been giving us weak, liberal, middle-of-the-road candidates, and we have had to hold our noses and vote for them.

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Players should boycott Leach

A great philosopher once wrote, "When the reasons for which man gives his promise no longer exists, man needs not keep that promise." With that said, I would advise every African-American, Latino and other applicable white Washington State University football players to boycott Mike Leach's football program for his support of Donald Trump's P.W. Botha-like views.

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