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SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017

Sun., July 23, 2017

Is MSM our best source?

Federal Judge John D. Bates ruled in blocking the Aetna-Humana merger that the claim by Aetna that it was pulling out of certain states where it was providing Obamacare individual insurance plans for business reasons was false. The decision was made partially in response to the federal anti-trust lawsuit blocking the proposed $34 billion merger. Apparently there was no imploding Obamacare market. It appears to have been a business strategy to look more competitive for the merger, according to the court.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Madsen's baseless fantasy

Sue Lani Madsen attempts to ridicule the Spokane City Council's proposed ordinance acknowledging the fact of human-caused climate change. Guess she thinks our ever-hotter summers and escalating wildfires are merely in the realm of unaccepted "theory."

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Miller for judge

I am an agnostic with no political affiliations and as such I have no axe to grind. So, this letter is merely my bias based upon direct interaction with and observations of J. Scott Miller.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Response to Vestal

Shawn Vestal hit the Pavilion issue on the head, calling for public input. Feedback is also missing regarding the Bosch lot at Monroe Street Bridge. The Utah-based climbing gym proposal began with City Council.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Sue Lani? Baloney

After reading Sue Lani Madsen's opinion piece on climate change, I feel the editors of this paper are doing a disservice to their readers by presenting an article not based by any scientific fact, as a news article. Climate change denial is an opinion or unsubstantiated belief. Climate science is fact, accepted by all of the qualified climate scientists not paid by fossil fuel companies. Svante Arrehius first predicted global warming in 1896. Exxon scientists predicted global warming in the 1970's. James Hansen's hockey stick has been verified and vindicated in court.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Support Breean Beggs

Thank you for your editorial of July 7 that recommends Council member Breean Beggs to move forward to the general election. I, too, support Breean.As a legislator and a citizen, I have worked with Breean and have always been impressed ...

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Support Tony Hazel

My name is Matt Cozza, and I am the son of the late Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza, who died this past January. I still keenly feel my father's absence, as do many members of the greater Spokane community.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Voice of reason

Finally - a voice of reason amid the chorus of "the-sky-is-falling" warnings about human-caused global warming! Thanks to Sue Lani Madsen for her column in Saturday's SR.Her citing Dr. Michael Crichton's observations sheds a light on the present hysteria regarding ...

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Vote Shirley Maike

As a former Council member with Shirley Maike, I am pleased to endorse her for Mayor of Medical Lake.Shirley Maike has the proven knowledge, skills and abilities to be Mayor through her previous position as Chief Operating Officer at Eastern ...

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Sun., July 23, 2017

What are Trump's motives?

When the idea of hacking a national election came to light last summer, I remember several intelligence experts saying it would be impossible in the US since all the states establish and operate their own individual election processes. I'm paraphrasing at least one expert who said that our states' systems are a nightmare for hackers and that if the states' data were gathered in one database, that would be the best thing that could happen for those who want to hack our elections, a hacker's dream come true: All that data in one place.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Work with the president

We elected a candidate to be our president last November, and we chose a businessman rather than a politician. He has brought to the office a successful background in business and an ability of getting things done. He has found himself now in a position of dealing with an opposing party than cannot accept this fact and is willing to use every tactic available to either slow or block his agenda.

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THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017

Thu., July 20, 2017

Bungle in the jungle

Motorists and area homeowners regularly complain about the weed-infested jungle in the middle of Country Homes Boulevard. This eyesore resulted from the so-called Restoration Project in 2014 that replaced the asphalt drainage ditch with underground pipes and a "bio-infiltration swale." Although the overgrowth looks about as scenic as those county commissioner re-election signs, I'm sure that it does remove some pollutants in the small amount of above-ground stormwater from the roadway.

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Thu., July 20, 2017

Dogs at risk in cars

Thanks Spokesman-Review for the very timely July 1 article, "Hot Dogs - Hot Cars."Perhaps my experience will convince any doubters that pets should not be left in any car alone just as children should not.Years ago, I left my two ...

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Thu., July 20, 2017

Leave Pavilion canopy open

I live on beautiful Peone Prairie so my opinion won't count for anything in the city but here it is anyway. I love the open canopy at Riverfront Park. I think it's a beautiful addition to the Spokane skyline, a great landmark and adds artistic value for the park. Covering it will reduce its appearance to just another building. Make repairs as needed and please leave it open.

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Thu., July 20, 2017

Political climate becoming Shia-Sunni of America

Reading the letters to the editor the other day I couldn't help but reflect on how much we've changed as a country and it's people. When I talk with friends who I know support the president, I'm careful to steer clear of discussions of the man. I value those relationships more than I value challenging their support for him but it didn't used to be this way. In 1972, I sat next to a man at work who was as passionate in his support of Democrat George McGovern as I was passionate for my choice, Republican Richard Nixon. We argued almost every day but it never affected our relationship; we were two people with different political views who liked and respected each other.

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