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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.

August 29
  • Growth is wrong focus

    Page A13 All we hear the so-called economic experts talk about is the importance of growth. There is just one problem with that model: We live on a finite planet. What happens …

  • Power up waste recovery

    Page A13 The phoenix was a legendary bird that arose from the ashes to spread its wings in a bright new beginning. Likewise, a long-forgotten engine may arise from obscurity to a …

August 28
  • Crapo omits Medicare options

    Page A11 Sen. Mike Crapo states that Medicare funding is about exhausted, and that there are only two options to save it: Reduce benefits and increase borrowing. The senator is either stupid …

  • Say no to rail bridge

    Page A11 I am concerned about the excessive coal and oil trains pushing their way through the Idaho Panhandle. Big business is sending more fuel to Asia with little care for the …

  • Trump speaks unfiltered truth

    Page A11 I have been reading about quite a bit of angst concerning the possibility of a Donald Trump third party run, if he decides to run third party, by Republicans concerned …

August 27
  • Birth control reduces abortions

    Page A11 Dana Milbank makes perfect sense in his Aug. 20 column responding to hard-line conservatives regarding abortion. He succinctly states that conservatives would rather fight about abortion than reduce it.

  • Climate change gets personal

    Page A11 The headlines say July was the warmest month in the world, ever. What we are seeing is that global warming or climate change means a sharp change in weather patterns, …

  • Iran treaty politicized

    Page A11 The stated primary purpose of the congressional vote on the negotiated Iran nuclear treaty is to prevent lifting economic sanctions on Iran. However, this treaty was negotiated with five other …

August 26
  • Voter fraud is rare

    Page A13 With respect to Gerald Click’s Aug. 14 letter to the editor (“Am I an extremist?”) the answer is clear.

  • Recognize workers’ rights

    Page A13 While The Spokesman-Review got it right that all qualifying citizens’ initiatives should make it onto the ballot, the editorial board continues to get it wrong on corporate rights.

  • Tax cuts hinder firefighting

    Page A13 Our Stevens County Fire District 1’s chief is fighting a 4,000-acre fire with 11 volunteers. The county is under a state of emergency due to fires, but there are no …

  • Planned Parenthood question

    Page A13 In its advertisements on Spokane Transit Authority buses, Planned Parenthood claims to be a community champion. After visiting Planned Parenthood’s Web page, I can only ask, “They claim to be …

August 25
  • Support long-term contraception

    Page A11 For those of you opposed to abortion, would you consider making a money donation to Planned Parenthood designated for long-term contraception for young girls? I’m sure they would be happy …

  • Library finances questioned

    Page A11 The failure of the Spokane Valley Library Capital Facilities Area bond vote may allow the Spokane County Library District to dodge a financial bullet. The current district online financial reports …

  • Start real drug war

    Page A11 Being 72 years old and living over half of my life in this fabulous city of Spokane, I am sick of crime and drugs in my town. I am sick …

  • Prevention not a priority

    Page A11 How should conflict be resolved when public safety is at issue? Do safety concerns take precedence and add urgency? An elderly friend lives across the street in a large subdivision …

August 24
  • All veterans are worthy

    Page A7 For 24 years, I have carried mental and physical baggage because I felt unworthy. Even though I wrote a confidence-building, self-worth-generating book called “Loving Myself First,” I realized my belief …

  • Do more to honor vets

    Page A7 Aug. 16 marked the 70th anniversary of the official end of World War II. The Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake celebrated the day by honoring the area’s veterans. …

August 23
  • Expressions of love

    When feelings deep within the human spirit reach out to answer someone else’s needs with gestures of encouragement, caring, love and tenderhearted deeds, they reach far beyond the moment.

  • Fires, drought a hoax?

    Page B9 Hey, gullible folks, global warming is a liberal hoax. The Western states are not on fire. It’s not really hotter and drier. The rivers are not historically low. Remember, Fox …

  • Why trophy hunting?

    Page B9 Thanks to Candy Frankel for her Aug. 18 letter to the editor (“Ban trophy hunting”). I have to say I’ve never understood the motivation behind trophy hunting. The Minnesota dentist …

  • Library finances questioned

    Page B9 The failure of the Spokane Valley Library Capital Facilities Area bond vote may allow the Spokane County Library District to dodge a financial bullet. The current district online financial reports …

  • Packaging tough on ‘oldsters’

    Page B9 This letter is written to the manufacturers of our wonderful country. Please! Please! Keep us “oldsters” in mind when you make bags that we can’t open, lids we can’t turn …

  • Officer went out of way

    Page B9 Tuesday (Aug. 18) at 10:36 a.m., I waited for the light to turn green eastbound on First Avenue at Washington Street. I was directly behind a Spokane police patrol car …

  • U.S. resources exploited

    Page B9 David Bauer didn’t go far enough in his Aug. 19 letter (“Protect energy sources”). How is it that the very few get rich cutting down, digging up and drilling? I …

  • Raise SSDI standards

    Page B9 Mark Javorka (Aug. 17) rails against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for recognizing that our budget-busting entitlements are unsustainable and must be reined in. Otherwise, we end up like Greece.

  • Haze and trains in Cheney

    Page B9 What’s wrong with this picture? On Aug. 19, at 5:15 p.m., I took a walk from Sutton Park to Cheney High School through the Eastern Washington University campus. It was …

  • Supporting Woodard, Wood

    Page B9 In Spokane Valley this next year we have three council seats open for re-election. Two are contested, one isn’t. Dean Grafos is unchallenged. I personally know all the candidates. Ben …

August 22
  • Single-payer had many foes

    Page A11 Recent letters assigning political party blame for not passing a single-payer health care system have oversimplified the issue. When all Republican and two Democratic senators opposed the original Obamacare’s “public …

  • Too much focus on Trump

    Page A11 The Democrats have totally lost touch with reality, so our only hope is the Republicans. They have many good candidates who would make a good president.