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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.

October 10
  • Marriage omitted

    Page A13 As the saying goes, figures lie and liars figure. The Sept. 24 editorial on teen pregnancy should have had that as its headline. The question in my mind, after Paul …

  • I-594 stops nothing

    Page A13 There are good reasons the Washington Association of Police and Sheriffs and the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association oppose I-594. It won’t prevent criminals getting firearms, but its …

  • Maurer for judge

    Page A13 Aimee Maurer is the best candidate for Spokane County District Court judge. I know that Maurer is intelligent, hard working, efficient, and dedicated to having a safer community for the …

October 9
  • Must be election time

    Page A9 The Sept. 28 cartoon showing Uncle Sam serving the Middle East potentate speaks more truth than is evident at first glance.

  • Party agendas rule

    Page A9 A recent letter to the editor suggested that we should vote incumbents out of office because they have done nothing to represent our interests. The letter goes on to suggest …

  • Mid-term election vital

    Page A9 I was talking to a senior lady and we were focusing on how sad it was that as each generation passes, they seem to be less interested in politics and …

October 8
  • Kudos on Carson article

    Page A11 I was privileged to attend the fundraiser for Life Services Sept. 26 at the INB Performing Arts Center, in which Dr. Ben Carson delivered an outstanding lecture on the ills …

  • Ramirez lacks honor

    Page A11 I can’t understand why The Spokesman-Review runs cartoons by Michael Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily (a specialized newspaper) that are completely biased against President Obama and our government. Most of …

  • Dixon for liberty

    Page A11 I am delighted for the opportunity to vote for a real Constitution-supporting, small government, family man. I know and am super-impressed with Sage Dixon and his family. It is delightful …

October 7
  • Carson event covered fairly

    Page A11 On Sept. 26, Dr. Ben Carson was the guest speaker at the INB Performing Arts Center for Life Services Ministry, which offers alternatives to abortion. On Sept. 27, The Spokesman-Review …

  • History lessons ignored

    Page A11 I was born when Republican Herbert Hoover was president. His Great Depression was a horrible time. We didn’t have electricity, running water or enough food in our Dishman Hills house. …

  • Plan lacks creativity

    Page A11 You have a deck of cards. What happens when you shuffle the deck? You have the same deck, in perhaps a different order, but still the same deck.

October 6
  • Pay protection bill

    Page A7 If a business hires a security service to protect its property, they are going to have to pay for the service. America taxpayers have had a trillion dollars added to …

  • Democrat for Haskell

    Page A7 The Spokane County prosecutor’s race is heating up. I urge people not to vote merely based on party preferences. As someone who supports liberal causes and as a person who …

October 5
  • I-594 a sham

    Page B9 By now you have probably seen the television ads and written documents supporting Initiative 594 – background checks for firearms. This initiative is financed in part by Bill Gates, the …

  • Souls have hardened

    Page B9 I am gladdened and thankful for hearts like Becky Woodruff’s (“Losing humanitarianism,” Sept. 26). Sometimes it appears that we care more for animals than we do our own.

  • Beware counterinsurgency

    Page B9 We have pursued the counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Counterinsurgency was developed during the Vietnam War, where it was called Vietnamization, and it failed.

  • The mythical democracy

    Page B9 Larry Kuznetz (“Seeking a peace partner,” Sept. 28) judges that Palestinians have failed to offer formal recognition of “Israel’s right to exist.” That’s a sort of code for “Israel’s right …

  • McMorris Rodgers absent

    Page B9 On Sept. 29, the Washington Examiner published a report on congressional House members who have missed more than two-thirds of their committee meetings. Lo and behold, our own Rep. Cathy …

  • Not a voice for women

    Page B9 I see another letter was printed from a very misinformed Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers supporter.

  • Pitts insightful on parenting

    Page B9 The Sept. 22 column by Leonard Pitts Jr. was refreshing. His description of what a parent must be to children: “loving, accessible, involved, but always an authoritative figure, the one …

  • Ruled by the rich

    Page B9 Lawrence Lessig is a Harvard academic researching ethics and politics. Guess what he found out?

  • Impressed by Riverfront plans

    Page B9 The article “Riverfront,” Sept. 28, was very helpful. I believe I will be voting yes. So far, I am impressed with the planning that has gone into the renovations. I …

  • Schools, yes; park, no

    Page B9 Just three months after we are to vote on the $64.3 million bond issue for Riverfront Park, we will be voting on the Feb. 10 Spokane Public Schools bond issue …

October 4
  • Haskell a real leader

    Page B5 Ask yourself: Do I fear for my family’s safety when I see a police car patrol my neighborhood? Do I believe that all the deputy prosecutors send bikini photos to …

  • Beggs a proven leader

    Page B5 Are you aware of the difference of experience in the two candidates running in the Spokane County prosecutor election?

  • Haskell the clear choice

    Page B5 I have known Larry Haskell for about eight years. When I worked late in the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office and walked by his office, it was never surprising to see …

  • I-594 is alarming

    Page B5 Initiative 594 does nothing to address criminal activity regarding firearms. A criminal will still steal a firearm or purchase a stolen firearm on the street and use it for unlawful …

  • Calming Avista concerns

    Page B5 I believe the Sept. 25 article “Avista replacing gas lines” created unfounded concern regarding some of Avista’s natural gas pipeline system. Avista has a strong history of safety. Our top …

  • Dixon will protect rights

    Page B5 Voters who care about keeping our freedoms, we have known Sage Dixon and his wonderful family for several years now. He has consistently been concerned about “We, the people,” exercising …