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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 15
  • Round curb a waste

    Page A11 I had to see for myself before responding to “Ticket fines used for traffic calming” (Oct. 30). Who in the world came up with that?

  • Minimal government best

    Page A11 Regarding John Crews’ Nov. 8 letter:

November 13
  • Undo I-594 mess

    Page A11 Congratulation to the dumb and dumber voters who voted for Initiative 594 and gave Michael Bloomberg a big foothold in Washington for future gun laws. Bloomberg spent more than $1 …

  • Big stick on immigration

    Page A11 The debate about immigration goes in the wrong direction. The anger – sometimes almost hatred – is oriented toward people who either do not harm anything or anybody (e.g., the …

  • Apathy won the day

    Page A11 The Nov. 4 election has the media in a frenzy reporting a “landslide” victory for Republican candidates nationwide, calling it a referendum on our president’s performance and programs. The actual …

November 12
  • Excelsior article upsetting

    Page A13 In reference to the Oct. 24 article, “Police: Excelsior calls too often.”

  • GOP protects dark money

    Page A13 Last September, not one Republican senator voted for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Republican-leaning U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision and allow Congress and states to limit …

  • Get to work, Congress

    Page A13 Let us hope that the new regime in Congress will meet the expectations of Americans. This will require the passage of legislation to immediately help the American working class climb …

  • Help the VA

    Page A13 Why is the Veterans Administration emergency room closed at night when the veterans need to have a place to go for help?

November 11
  • Plenty of proud landmarks

    Page A15 It’s a pity that Matthew Hunton (“Spokane landmarks?” – Nov. 6) hasn’t toured Spokane beyond Third Avenue, where he saw a few unsightly buildings.

  • Calls for peace simplistic

    Page A15 Rusty Nelson (“Peace is the vets’ friend” – Oct. 31) and his Spokane Veterans for Peace fail to grasp a basic premise: There are evil forces in this world that …

  • Don’t sensationalize shootings

    Page A15 Thanks to Philip Mulligan (“Play down school shootings” – Nov. 4) and his ideas about the school shootings in the headlines. I agree with him wholeheartedly.

  • What about this VA change?

    Page A15 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers touted loud and strong her many achievements in helping veterans, particularly the Veterans Administration Hospital in her district.

November 10
  • Overturn McCleary

    The Washington Supreme Court holding the Legislature in contempt because it has not budgeted ample funding for education is in violation of the separation of powers of the branches …

  • I-594 support limited

    Page A11 Based on information in a Seattle Times story, Initiative 594 passed by nearly 60 percent of the votes – as of Nov. 4. They also had an interactive graphic that …

November 9
  • Support native name

    Page B9 Consistent with the meaning of our city’s name Spokane (Spokan in Salish) – “Children of the Sun” – the plaza should be named “The Gathering Place” and should appear in …

  • Bring back Pony Express

    Page B9 I recently discovered that a bill payment that I sent via the United States Postal Service from the city of Spokane Valley to the city of Spokane took three and …

  • Yield sign cheaper

    Page B9 Congratulations, to the road engineer that won the 2014 contest for the most asinine, expensive and useless project for its size. This $20,000 project is at the intersection of Lyons …

  • Wise to reject I-1351

    Page B9 Congratulations, voters in Spokane and Washington, for your wisdom in rejecting Initiative 1351 on K-12 class-size reduction.

  • Cancer marketing frustrates

    Page B9 I was moved by Heather Caro’s Nov. 4 letter “Sick of pink.” She so accurately described my own frustration with cancer awareness promotions and marketing saturation when what is really …

  • Freeway not needed

    Page B9 Spokane’s traffic congestion barely registers on Washington’s most recent congestion study. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, Spokane County’s congestion on state highways is less than one-quarter of …

  • Proud of citizenship

    Page B9 The Spokesman-Review’s Oct. 29 article, “Many choose not to be citizens,” touched a nerve. I am a naturalized American citizen, and I reject the reasons offered for not wanting to …

  • Remove signs, please

    Page B9 Dear local politicians, winners and losers: Would you please remove your election signs with as much enthusiasm and promptness as you put them up?

  • Moral, religious grounds

    Page B9 Conscientious objectors are excused from serving in the military in any capacity, even in time of war. A conscientious objector is defined as “a person who refuses to serve in …

November 8
  • Honor the tribe

    Page B5 During the 1994 dedication of the library building next to the Spokane Falls, tribal leader Peter Campbell shared words that reminded those in attendance of the importance of recognizing the …

  • Three thanks to paper

    Page B5 Yes, Spokesman-Review, I agree with your Oct. 23 editorial urging Spokane City Council members not to hide behind the 2005 preservation of historical buildings ordinance and forgo any action. Indeed, …

  • No sense of direction

    Page B5 On Nov. 1, The Spokesman-Review ran an article in the Today section titled “Poetic Spokane.” All illustration photos used were file photos. Obviously, someone wasn’t paying attention. Dan Morris’ “watching …

  • Drawing to a close

    Page B5 It will be refreshing when we elect a new president for the simple reason that cartoonist Michael Ramirez will run out of material.

  • Seniors disregarded

    Page B5 When I read in the Oct. 19 Spokesman-Review that we seniors are likely to get less than a 2 percent raise on our Social Security again this year, I was …

  • Threat from within

    Page B5 Conservatives have been successful over the last few decades at eroding the public’s faith in government and government institutions, in part by their constant berating and never-ending negative campaigning against …