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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.

June 26
  • Dolezal meant well

    Page A13 I understand Rachel Dolezal. As a young white woman raised in the Pacific Northwest, I traveled to Virginia during Jim Crow times. I was outraged at what the black people …

June 25
  • Sick, safe leave is productive

    Page A13 I own a specialized small business in Spokane. When a member of our team gets sick and is unable to perform their duties, it puts a lot of pressure on …

  • Include janitors in leave

    Page A13 Much has been written about restaurant workers on paid sick leave, and they need it. I want to include janitors in this group.

  • Civics decision baffling

    Page A13 John Hagney’s picture on the front page of the June 15 paper said it all. A poignant combination of baffled disappointment and sadness, this award-winning teacher’s countenance reveals a troubling …

  • Taxpayers pay for trips

    Page A13 I see the first lady is taking the girls and her mother to England and Italy on another taxpayer-funded junket. How nice.

June 24
  • Blame Dems for ACA results

    Page A13 Opponents of the Affordable Care Act warned that projected cost savings were unrealistic. During the first years it appeared the ACA was working as premiums were low. A closer look …

  • ‘Black Like Me’ similar

    Page A13 The worldwide-but-Spokane-centered story about Rachel Dolezal reminds me of the true-to-life story of “Black Like Me,” authored by a white man named John Howard Griffin.

June 23
  • Accomplishments deserve note

    Page A9 The widespread and sensationalized revelations about Rachel Dolezal’s ethnicity are calculated to destroy her reputation, her career and her life.

  • TPP trades jobs

    Page A9 Americans are fed up with jobs being sent to other countries so you can increase profits. Even if the Trans Pacific Partnership is passed, how are Americans supposed to buy …

  • ‘Honor’ other villains

    Page A9 This is an alternate view to that expressed by Ron Johns (“Name a reminder of brutality” – June 10) regarding a reason to keep the name Fort George Wright Drive, …

  • Remove race questions

    Page A9 What if Rachel Dolezal’s DNA could prove that either, or both, of the people named in her birth certificate are not her real parents? Can she be legally forced to …

June 22
  • Dolezal can’t be trusted

    Page A9 If the phrase “imitation is the greatest form of flattery” has any substance, then Rachel Dolezal has paid the African-American community a compliment, sort of. There are two sides to …

  • Unions are the problem

    Page A9 Thank you, Rob Leach (June 16), for having the courage to say what most parents think. I come from a family of teachers, and I appreciate and respect the occupation. …

June 21
  • Foundation not a scam

    Page B9 I am writing in response to a June 15 letter entitled “Solicitors just scammers?” that questioned the identity and legitimacy of an organization conducting fundraising in Spokane.

  • Overhaul political system

    Page B9 The U.S. Congress is in permanent gridlock created by party politics. It’s time to eliminate party politics and its corruption and abuse of power.

  • Sick leave policy crucial

    Page B9 I am glad the Spokane City Council is considering a sick and safe leave policy for all workers in Spokane as it would have made a huge difference in my …

  • Discuss teachers with facts

    Page B9 Regarding “Teachers in it for themselves” – June 16. Rob Leach states teachers don’t deserve a pay raise, and “the tax base has been demolished by the last six years …

  • Better ways than begging

    Page B9 I agree with Phil Bergin on his June 15 letter about street corner solicitation. To me, it is no different than begging. I understand some of it, but not all.

  • Can’t afford shutdown

    Page B9 We risk a government shutdown if there isn’t a state budget agreement very soon. According to the notice I received recently from the Washington State Department of Agriculture, a shutdown …

  • Inslee should say no

    Page B9 After ignoring years of objections from elected, business and community leaders, the Bureau of Indian Affairs just recommended the Spokane Tribe should be allowed to build an off-reservation casino. This …

  • Happy for Spokane Tribe

    Page B9 What a joy it was to see that the U.S. Interior Department has given its approval for the Spokane Tribe to build a casino on trust land in Airway Heights. …

  • Anti-tribe bias on display

    Page B9 “Casino opponents take case to state,” the June 17 glaring/blaring news headline across the front page of The Spokesman-Review.

  • Casino gambles with Fairchild

    Page B9 The Spokane Tribe has just over 4,000 members and 155,000 reservation acres. They can build on reservation land. Washington has millions of citizens that this precedent-setting decision impacts. With the …

June 20
  • Bad trade for Americans

    Page A11 Mom, dad: Remember what I said about the Trans Pacific Pact? How corporations would be able to go to private courts and get judgments against the United States federal and …

  • Read TPP before voting

    Page A11 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers needs to explain to her constituents why she supports the super secret Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • Don’t judge auditor

    Page A11 As a subscriber of The Spokesman-Review for over 20 years, I was so disappointed to see your editorial about our current state auditor. You have taken the position of investigator, …

  • Accomplishments deserve note

    Page A11 The widespread and sensationalized revelations about Rachel Dolezal’s ethnicity are calculated to destroy her reputation, her career and her life.

  • Media manipulating story

    Page A11 Spokane is in the news again. It’s the terrifying case of Rachel Dolezal, the black/white girl. What a national kerfuffle.

  • Honesty, integrity matter

    Page A11 Pardon the pun, but some issues in this world really are black or white. One is either black and African American, or they are not. A good analogy would be …

  • Not high on Stuckart, Stratton

    Page A11 As a retired educator, still teaching, I don’t really need a cause. But after reading Shawn Vestal’s June 10 column, unseating Spokane City Council President Ben “Pothead” Stuckart and Councilwoman …