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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.

April 19
  • Libraries have evolved

    Page B5 Regarding Larry Blanchard’s April 11 letter about the Spokane Valley Library and the library district’s bond issue proposal: I can understand his nostalgia for libraries as storehouses for books and … 1

  • Peaceful prosperity

    Page B5 National governments continue to waste enormous resources on the military in the name of achieving ever-lasting peace. Figures from the 2011 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute annual report show that … 15

  • Stop sewage overflow

    Page B5 During our most recent regional flood season, once again many local reports of raw sewage overflow were posted. We live at the pinnacle of civilization, and we still can’t keep …

April 18
  • No death penalty for theft

    Page A13 In this country we do not have the death penalty for theft. I know some people think we should. But the vast majority of citizens decided long ago through their … 122

  • Pleased with Gerlach verdict

    Page A13 As a retired, well-seasoned career criminal trial prosecutor, I have never before been actually happy to see a criminal defendant acquitted at trial. The Gail Gerlach verdict gave me a … 39

  • Frustrated with construction

    Page A13 Anyone who uses Francis Avenue or any of the streets crossing Francis between Division and Crestline has probably used an unusually high number of expletives in recent days. The city, … 8

April 17
  • God’s law points the way

    Page A11 Leonard Pitts Jr. continues his Christian-bashing with his April 7 article condemning World Vision and Richard Stearns, as well as all of Christianity. Individual Christians and Christian organizations have always … 144

  • Need a return to morals

    Page A11 What’s all the fuss about kids bullying each other? Isn’t that what we’ve been teaching them for the last 75 years or so? 65

  • Mount Spokane not just for skiers

    Page A11 In his April 10 article, “Mount Spokane expansion in a new phase of debate,” Bill Jennings omits an important argument. 7

  • Pay issue politicized

    Page A11 Democrats are trying their best to divert attention from the Obamacare problems as the next election approaches. The latest issue, brought up by President Obama himself, is pay equality between … 42

April 16
  • What if girl died?

    Page A11 We should strongly agree with the April 9 editorial that the Spokane City Council should “rescind (its) week-old resolution supporting relief for the owners of dangerous dog.” This resolution relieved … 39

  • Drug prices explain costs

    Page A11 The Spokesman-Review’s “Area’s top-paid doctors” (April 10) missed the important point that all of the physicians in the top five practice in sub-specialties that require the use of very expensive … 81

April 15
  • Another look at casino welcome

    Page A13 I am very glad that the Spokane County commissioners have hired attorneys to take another look at whether they should OK another Indian casino at Airway Heights. They point out … 63

  • Boat story full of holes

    Page A13 Apparently, The Spokesman-Review won’t let facts get in the way of a sensational tale. Your front-page story March 28 featured a local businessman who claimed he had been treated unfairly … 47

  • Better use of cameras

    Page A13 With regard to the April 6 article, “More traffic cameras on council’s agenda,” it seems like a solution looking for a problem. After all, Councilman Mike Fagan stated he hasn’t … 15

  • Vegas casinos don’t infringe

    Page A13 I wonder what the real reason is that there is so much fuss over a casino close to Fairchild Air Force Base. 30

April 14
  • Super wimp, not power

    Page A9 Super power? We used to be. Super wimps is what we have become. Not just because of wimpy President Obama; we haven’t won a war since World War II. Why? … 91

  • Obamacare a failure

    Page A9 After reading James Ramsey’s April 6 letter, “Proud of Obama,” I feel compelled to express a different view. 108

April 13
  • Logging not cure for forests

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (April 5) is right about the plight of the federal forests in Eastern Washington, but the problem extends all across the globe. She cites a prediction … 60

  • Hobby Lobby hypocritical

    Page B9 I had to laugh out loud at John Webb’s April 7 shallow justification for the Hobby Lobby case currently under consideration by our corporatist U.S. Supreme Court. Rather than a … 193

  • Sinclair reports misleading

    Page B9 On March 21, The Spokesman-Review ran a story from the Los Angeles Times, “Slap-on-wrist sentence for Army general,” regarding Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair and his sexual affair with a female captain. … 3

  • Obama visit purely political

    Page B9 I saw in the paper that President Obama is going to tour the Oso mudslide site. Give me a break. This is purely a political move. His physical presence at … 56

  • Revise discrimination rules

    Page B9 It is my hope that the Coeur d’Alene School District board of trustees will consider revising its nondiscrimination language to include the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community in its … 37

  • Spokane friendly, but dirty

    Page B9 I wish the mayor would walk around the city and see how dirty the streets are. 9

  • Pay all a minimum wage

    Page B9 There is talk about a guaranteed minimum income for every adult. This sounds extreme except when we remember that every nation is a collection of people living within borders of … 12

  • No one fights for freeway

    Page B9 I see where our wonderful state of Washington has no money to complete the North Spokane Corridor. It does sound to me that we have several politicians, Rep. Cathy McMorris … 12

  • Curbing sprawl was law’s goal

    Page B9 The Spokane City Council’s initiative to restrict the extension of water and sewer services outside the city limits is about providing urban services only to areas that have been designated … 1

April 12
  • Builders support the community

    Page B5 In the April 6 letter “Enforce Current Planning,” the author suggests the Spokane Home Builders Association (SHBA) needs a “serious attitude adjustment.” This begs the question: Just who are the … 13

  • Treat pit bulls like lions

    Page B5 Before any more people are maimed by pit bull attacks, the breed should be banned or regulated the same as lions. In the city where I worked, the municipal code … 90

  • Stevens County turns blind eye

    Page B5 In response to The Spokesman-Review’s Feb. 21 story “Dogs rescued from ‘wretched’ conditions in Stevens County”: 4