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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.

February 14
  • Bad timing for movie

    Page B5 Our culture struggles with examples of healthy intimate relationships. Super Bowl halftime ads tackle domestic violence. Colleges finally respond to escalating rapes on campus. Sex trafficking with teens in the …

  • Keep nuclear capability

    Page B5 Dr. Amundson’s guest opinion article expresses the dream of all Americans. Sadly, it is based on emotion rather than reality.

  • Senators wrong on immigration

    Page B5 Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both Democrats, voted against HR 240. Their nay votes on the House-passed Department of Homeland Security spending bill is disappointing. Instead of standing with …

  • Support LFO bills

    Page B5 Washington state has the second highest interest rate on legal financial obligations in the nation at 12 percent. When individuals are incarcerated, they are charged with a fine that starts …

  • Gun ordeal in D.C.

    Page B5 Chris Norden (Jan. 22) claims that the National Rifle Association makes it “easy as pie” to get guns.

  • Dump interest rate

    Page B5 Washington citizens should support legal financial obligation (LFO) reform. LFOs trap many people and their families into cycles of poverty and debt. LFOs are financial penalties assessed as part of …

  • Councilman ignores facts

    Page B5 We have a representative government, and everyone should have a voice. It appears that the ignorant of Spokane are well-represented on the City Council. “Ignorant” is derived from the word …

  • Stuckart tramples rights

    Page B5 I find the recent action of Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart to be in violation of the oath he made when he was sworn into office. Council members beware. …

  • Shea, Scott losing support

    Page B5 It appears abundantly clear that support for state Rep. Matt Shea and Rep. Elizabeth Scott is on life support, when they rally their supporters on the Capitol steps in Olympia.

February 13
  • Where is Hillary’s credibility?

    Page A13 Brian Williams has lost credibility as a national news reporter for falsely claiming to have been aboard a helicopter that came under rocket-propelled grenade fire in Iraq.

  • U.S. arsenal is still needed

    Page A13 The recent guest opinion by a physician from Hanford (!) arguing for unilateral reduction of our country’s nuclear arsenal reflects a naïve and illogical mentality. Ironically, a recent interview in …

  • Why pay for audit?

    Page A13 I read with interest and amusement the front-page article in the Feb. 6 issue of the Spokesman-Review entitled “City gains $700K after phone audit.”

February 12
  • Downplay ISIS atrocities

    Page A11 ISIS and other terrorist groups depend on publicity to spread fear, recruit others to their cause and solicit financial and other donations. When ISIS beheads someone, world media spread the …

  • Pope promoted Cupich

    Page A11 Regarding Chris Carlson’s Feb. 1 Roundtable article critical of Bishop Blase Cupich for filing a lawsuit against the firm Cupich felt did not satisfactorily represent the Spokane Diocese in its …

  • Changing gender not a lifestyle

    Page A11 The term “lifestyle” is frequently associated with gay and transgender people. Deciding to color one’s hair red is a lifestyle. Being gay is not a lifestyle; it’s the way a …

February 11
  • Yes, the pen is mightier

    Page A11 Is the pen mightier than the sword? The answer comes from the timeline of Doug Clark’s Jan. 27 article, “Quintrall’s feed-a-thon should leave taxpayers with an empty feeling,” and the …

  • Quintrall treated unfairly

    Page A11 It’s a sad day for Spokane when we lose a leader because of continued half-truths and personal attacks.

  • Snyder’s mindset the problem

    Page A11 In the Jan. 28 Spokesman-Review article regarding Jan Quintrall’s resignation as Business and Developer Services division head for the city of Spokane, City Councilman Jon Snyder was quoted saying “I …

February 10
  • Keystone XL irresponsible

    Page A9 With glaciers melting before our eyes, low-level islands having to be evacuated, carbon dioxide levels higher than we can see in recorded history, it is nothing short of insanity to …

  • Campaign spending outrageous

    Page A9 I shall never understand, nor agree with, spending billions on presidential campaigns (“Koch network’s 2016 budget nearly $1 billion”). Billions! When too many Americans struggle just to get by?

  • Won’t yield to change

    Page A9 I’ve been amused by the fuss over plans to redo Monroe street. Unlike David Bray (Jan. 11) or Leila Larson (Jan. 31), I don’t have any street planning credentials, but …

  • Who is Shea protecting?

    Page A9 Why is Rep. Matt Shea more interested in protecting the gun rights of felons, drug addicts, domestic abusers and the mentally ill than in protecting the safety of the majority …

February 9
  • Let Spokane be more

    Page A7 I couldn’t help but laugh when I read Ken Dix’s Jan. 29 letter deriding moves to make Spokane’s streets more pedestrian- and bicyclist-friendly as essentially Spokane “becoming like Portland.”

  • Do the math

    Page A7 Do the math. Once again, as we are being asked to support our schools, a lot of misinformation is being thrown at us. So rather than taking someone else’s word …

February 8
  • Don’t buy autism hoax

    Page B9 Born in 1945, I lived through the greatest American polio outbreak: Over 57,000 cases occurred in 1952. Two kids on my block got polio. When the first polio vaccine became …

  • Shows kids we care

    Page B9 All of us in the Central Valley School District have an obligation to provide up-to-date facilities and well-equipped teachers to help our young people optimize their potential. Safe schools with …

  • Support for Scamahorn

    Page B9 I cried my way through the recounting of the horrible verbal bullying and physical assault on Jacina Carla Scamahorn. Thankfully, there are a lot of good people in this world, …

  • Reconsider Julyamsh decision

    Page B9 After reading your Jan. 4 editorial about the decision to cancel the Julyamsh event at Greyhound Park due to the installation of instant horse racing machines there, I couldn’t agree …

  • Quintrall owed apology

    Page B9 I don’t know Jan Quintrall, but must defend her against ill-researched diatribes by Nicholas Deshais (Jan. 25) and Doug Clark (Jan. 27). A $400 lunch for 12 employees sounds like …

  • Freedom infringed

    Page B9 One of the things I love most about Idaho is living in a culture that values individual liberty. That’s the idea that as long as I don’t hurt anyone else, …