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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 9
  • Meet halfway, Avista

    Page A9 According to the March 22 article, Scott Morris, Avista chairman, chief executive officer and president, received quite a substantial raise between the years 2013 and 2014. I wonder how much …

April 8
  • Reverse SNAP judgment

    Page A11 I am frustrated that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ party continues its assault on our neighbors struggling with poverty. The House of Representatives just released its new budget, and it would …

  • Support Overnight Delivery Act

    Page A11 As a consumer, I hate it when I get duped. Businesses have fooled consumers the last few years by holding the line on prices while providing less of the product.

April 7
  • System fails crime victims

    Page A9 After reading the opening statement of the March 26 editorial, “Decades of being tough on crime …,” I was wondering which segment of decades was being referred to. I’m also …

  • Reasons for variable pay

    Page A9 The March 25 Spokesman-Review included an AP article with this headline: “Study: Male nurses scarce, but earn more than women.” The article stated “the average 2013 salary for male nurses …

  • Faith isn’t fact or law

    Page A9 Anna Haukeli (March 29 letter) seems to be confused. As a matter of fact, those choosing abortion are taking responsibility for their actions. Not only that, they’re taking responsibility for …

April 6
  • STA publication wasteful

    Page A9 In today’s post, I received a slick Spokane Transit Authority “April 25, 2015 Ballot Information” publication seeking my affirmative vote on a “3/10 of 1 percent increase in sales tax …

  • Obama’s dangerous words

    Page A9 President Obama’s full-scale political war on Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu grows stronger each day. On March 23, Obama dispatched chief of staff Denis McDonough to launch the latest …

April 5
  • House flippers weren’t pushed out

    Page B11 I can understand the concerns shared by Craig Sleeth in his March 12 letter, “House flippers pushed out.” However, the legislation (SHB 1843) he references was really just a simple …

  • Haven for Jewish people

    Page B11 I recently read about the dwindling and under-pressure Jewish population in Western Europe, as well as the culturally acceptable horrific treatment of women in some nations. I believe there are …

  • Who does she represent?

    Page B11 On March 23, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers posted a Facebook request for stories about how Obamacare has made things worse for Americans. What she got instead were literally thousands of …

  • System removed choice

    Page B11 As a parent of an adult with complex support needs due to lifelong epilepsy, I cringe over the many letters submitted supporting Lakeland Village. Many letters speak of choice for …

  • Remembering Reugh

    Page B11 I got to know Wendell Reugh a little bit over the last 20 years, because he was a modest stockholder in Inland Northwest Bank. I found him to be a …

April 4
  • Beware of quaking aspens

    Page A13 A devastating and dangerous army is silently invading neighborhoods and public areas of Coeur d’Alene and Spokane. Quaking aspen trees have been planted by homeowners and landscapers in our yards …

  • Choose affiliation wisely

    Page A13 (Editor’s note: This letter is being republished because a sentence was omitted.)

  • Avista article inadequate

    Page A13 I feel the March 22 article did a rather inadequate job of explaining Avista’s need for rate increases. While touching on a static customer base and declining energy usage as …

  • Remove career criminals

    Page A13 After reading about the career criminal who has 31 felony convictions, and the next day reading another about a person with 39 convictions, I would like to propose we enact …

  • Question on Fairchild ‘threat’

    Page A13 With all due respect to Rep. Kevin Parker’s March 29 guest opinion, “Ensure Fairchild stays in region,” could he or someone else please explain the reason an industrial-use designation in …

April 3
  • Nuxoll invited to temple

    Page A11 Regarding Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll’s words (March 4) about a Hindu prayer at the state Capitol: I am sorry that she may not understand one of the great parts of …

  • Pipeline instead of trains

    Page A11 Well, with the recent train derailment outside of Galena, Illinois, once again the question is raised about the necessity of the Keystone XL pipeline. Crude oil transported by train has …

  • Choose affiliation wisely

    Page A11 The apparent choices are Republican, Democrat or American. The Republican Party has devolved into a curious collection of Quislings, cowards and con artists, yet remains home to the waning number …

  • Legal pot not smart

    Page A11 I think it’s sad that so many people want marijuana made legal. If it helps people with medical problems to be made comfortable, that makes sense. But for the rest …