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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.

May 16
  • List the acceptable words

    Page A13 Is it really the intent of the Spokane City Council to pick and choose which words will be acceptable within its chambers? Have you posted this vocabulary list? I can …

May 15
  • No cameras for small towns

    Page A13 On Communist Day, May 1, the U.S. national media announced an initial $20 million federal program to provide body cameras for all “small and medium-sized police departments.”

  • Not hate crimes

    Page A13 I love reading Jim Kershner’s archives column. One of the things that strikes me is how often he reports that the policemen of a century ago would regularly shoot at …

  • Maternal, child health a priority

    Page A13 The annual day of children honoring their mothers has passed and, sadly, many mothers could not celebrate. Thousands of women die every day from preventable diseases and complications from pregnancies …

May 14
  • Meyer for Bayview board

    Page A11 Sharon Meyer is running for a board position in the first election ever for the Bayview Water and Sewer District board.

  • Protesters mischaracterized

    Page A11 Though I typically refrain from addressing the letters of others, today I’m forced to thank God that Ray Anderson (“An excuse to loot, destroy,” – May 9) no longer works …

  • Bordering on burning

    Page A11 It is disheartening that Mary Jo Finney and the rest of the Coeur d’Alene district curriculum review committee believes that “Of Mice and Men” is “unsuitable for freshmen” and not …

May 13
  • The Loon State

    Page A11 Texas, in its continuing effort to provide unparalleled hilarity for the rest of the country, has once again outdone itself. Jade Helm 15, a seven-state war simulation exercise, has some …

  • Sympathy for Moore’s family

    Page A11 It is with profound sadness and some anger that I make these observations and comments. I speak in regard to the senseless slaying of Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore. …

  • Preserve Medicare Part D

    Page A11 What federal program has been saving taxpayers money since 2006? It may sound like the start to a bad joke, but no punch line. Such a government program exists. It’s …

May 12
  • Pay AND vote

    Page A9 Concerning the comments of Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder regarding the failure of Proposition 1 (Spokane Transit Authority tax increase). He stated, “It is not right that voters living in …

  • Thank you for votes

    Page A9 A gracious “thank you” to all those who voted to support Spokane County Proposition No. 1, the renewal of the sales tax for juvenile detention facilities and jails.

  • Clay Bennett cartoon

    Page A9 Clay Bennett’s May 5 political cartoon, “The Conversation on Race,” is spot on, but I wonder if he’s aware that it was also a striking commentary on the conversation on …

  • Sad contrasts

    Page A9 1. Man’s humanity to man: On April 25, a terrible earthquake (7.8) hit the small country of Nepal. The surrounding countries of China, India and Bangladesh also suffered damage. Even …

May 11
  • Scott’s vote destructive

    Page A7 Because of an outrageous notion that, somehow, Sharia law would infiltrate our shores, the vote by Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott against a bill that would collect child support for …

  • Don’t shun classic book

    Page A7 It appears that Coeur d’Alene School District Curriculum Committee members have their collective heads misplaced. Where do they get off considering the banning “Of Mice and Men” because of the …

May 10
  • Homes not disposable

    Page B11 I was surprised to read (April 30) Mike Reno’s negative view of manufactured homes. If his mother’s was built in 1999, it could not have been legally constructed in the …

  • Turn to supreme authority

    Page B11 Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering same-sex marriage, while its Citizens United decision contributes to our huge inequality of wealth at its influence on elections.

  • Vandals show moral failing

    Page B11 Several years ago, Spokane had a program in which about a dozen bright yellow bikes were parked in various locations. An attached sign would invite anyone to ride one as …

  • Cures for stagnant wages

    Page B11 Smart Bombs columnist Gary Crooks proposes (May 3) union growth and increasing capital gains taxes to the same rates as income taxes as a cure for stagnant wage growth. Similar …

  • Killing is killing

    Page B11 I write in regard to my disgust with how so many people would so easily give death to criminals. For instance, Karen Brassard, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, …

May 9
  • Baltimore should catch up

    Page A11 Though we may be geographically separated from the racially charged incidents occurring within our country, it is necessary to critically examine and discuss these events as they become more frequent.

  • Letter writer saves the day

    Page A11 Thank god for Curtis Stone’s letter of May 3 concerning the confiscation of our firearms. He has exposed the conspiracy by the Commie lefties to disarm us with background checks.

  • Indian Trail overloaded

    Page A11 I am a resident of the Indian Trail area, and I strongly oppose an additional 96-unit/196-parking lot apartment, high-density housing unit on Indian Trail Road (Lusitano and Selkirk are already …

  • An excuse to loot, destroy

    Page A11 The parties involved in the Baltimore riots were not concerned about the alleged victim. It is just an excuse to loot, steal and destroy.

  • Unions deserve more credit

    Page A11 I was on the golf course with two close friends a few days ago. They began berating unions and union membership. Did not have one good word to say. I …

  • Mother has common sense

    Page A11 The best news I’ve seen or heard all week was about the mother in Baltimore who saw her 16-year-old son on TV disguised and protesting. She marched down there, grabbed …

May 8
  • Officers should check biases

    Page A11 On April 4, in North Charleston, South Carolina, Officer Michael Slager shot Walter Scott after he ran from the scene of a routine traffic stop. Why are police officers misusing …

  • GOP attacks self-defeating

    Page A11 When the Republicans won both chambers during the last election, I hoped that the avalanche of attacks against the president would stop. On the contrary, they increased. “He is ignorant” …