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April 21
  • Soft on property crime

    Page A11 Dan Spivey is right (“System fails crime victims,” April 7). The Sentencing Reform Act was not about getting tough on crime. The act had two primary goals listed in its …

  • Buses keep area moving

    Page A11 The April 6 page one Spokesman-Review article provides many positive reasons to vote for Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1. Spokane, as the balanced story indicates, has a lot riding on …

April 20
  • Reinvest in Indian Canyon

    Page A9 Regarding the April 8 article regarding Indian Canyon Golf Course and the head pro, Gary Lindeblad: Gary is one of the most dedicated and passionate club pros I’ve had the …

  • Lower STA fares, increase use

    Page A9 I was pleased to see the Spokane Transit Authority’s new plan laid out in detail April 6, and I was fascinated with how the STA is funded: 70.3 percent by …

April 19
  • School starts too early

    Page B11 Ever since I was a seventh-grader at Northwood Middle School, school has started at 8:15 a.m. To begin school at this early hour is illogical for every student.

  • Child-support vote bizarre

    Page B11 Well, it’s official. Four North Idaho legislators are more afraid of Sharia law than they are concerned about Idaho’s children. By a 9-to-8 vote, a House committee killed a Senate-approved …

  • Local transit is admirable

    Page B11 “Round, round, get around, I get around.” Remember those lyrics? That’s the joy I feel riding great transit systems with no parking stress.

  • Don’t give to STA

    Page B11 The Spokane Transit Authority Plaza stands as a monument to squandered taxpayer funds. Now, STA wants to extract more funds from taxpayers and squander it on idiotic projects.

  • Don’t let city fall behind

    Page B11 The ballot title for Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1, now before Spokane County voters is “Preservation and Improvement of Public Transportation Services.”

  • Nonusers shouldn’t pay

    Page B11 With the Spokane Transit Authority asking voters to approve higher sales taxes to pay for added services, those of us outside the service area are not allowed to vote. If …

  • Cheney schools need space

    Page B11 I was shocked and saddened by the results of the last election, in which the Cheney High School bond did not have enough yes votes to pass.

  • Approve the Cheney bond

    Page B11 We are writing to support Cheney School District’s high school bond measure in the April 28 election.

April 18
  • Tax less, donate more

    Page A13 It’s that time of year again. I just filed and made the final payment for 2014 taxes due. This was in addition to property taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, and …

  • Legislature disrespects teaching

    Page A13 As a teacher, I am outraged at our state legislators and their actions in regard to education in Washington.

  • SHIBA offers unbiased advice

    Page A13 Julie Shepard-Hall’s comments on April 2 require a response. As a SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) volunteer, I help people with their Medicare questions by familiarizing them with the …

  • Stuztman support baffling

    Page A13 I am astonished at the support given to Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Pasco, who refused service for a same-sex wedding.

  • STA asking too much

    Page A13 Taxpayers must critically review Spokane Transit Authority’s proposed “Moving Forward Plan” and its accompanying request for a 0.3 percent increase in sales tax. This amounts to a 50 percent increase …

  • Don’t raise sales tax

    Page A13 Sales tax in most of Spokane County is about to increase from 8.7 percent to 9 percent, unless you vote “rejected” by April 28 on Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1, …

  • Don’t support trade authority

    Page A13 George Washington wisely said in his farewell address to Congress, “The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have …

  • Protect old-growth trees

    Page A13 The Jasper Mountain timber sale, located just north of Priest River, is being developed under the insect and disease portion of the 2014 Farm Bill. One of the directions of …

  • Support EV bus levy

    Page A13 On April 28, the citizens of East Valley School District will be voting on a two-year transportation levy. This levy will replace the district’s aging fleet of buses and allow …

April 17
  • Vote yes on buses

    Page A11 Regarding Barbara Smith’s April 6 letter saying that the Spokane Transit Authority is wasting taxpayer money by urging a vote for expanded transit:

  • Transit services cost-effective

    Page A11 Not everyone in our community needs to use Spokane Transit Authority transit services. But everyone benefits from those services being available to our community.

  • Washington Policy Center serves political agenda

    Page A11 Spokane voters need to know what the Washington Policy Center is. The organization that opposes Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1 was cited in an April 12 newspaper article. WPC is …

April 16
  • She’s dumped constituents

    Page A11 So, our esteemed representative, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, made the mistake of actually asking people in her district for Obamacare horror stories. She certainly did get a response, too, because almost …

  • Oppose Senate budget

    Page A11 On March 31, Republicans in the Washington Senate proposed their budget, and did not allow a provision to fund state workers. Needless to say, this was a slap in the …

  • Can’t be trusted with money

    Page A11 Regarding the April 8 article (“Instead of owing city, golf pro getting $108k”): The city of Spokane seems to have a problem telling whether they are owed $90,000 or if …

  • Condon’s gesture is smart

    Page A11 My out-of-town grandson just received a letter from the Spokane mayor’s office congratulating him on being accepted by Gonzaga University to attend school in our city next year. The letter …

April 15
  • STA moving in right direction

    Page A11 It is time soon to cast your vote on the proposed long-term financing for improvements and growth of our wonderful Spokane Transit Authority.

  • Pass state Voting Rights Act

    Page A11 I have lived in Spokane for most of my life. One of the reasons I feel a connection to Spokane is that our local government represents our community, i.e., electing …