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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

Amend code on conflicts

It is incumbent upon everyone, conservative or liberal, to require action on the part of our congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, to support an amendment to the following.The law at issue is Title 18 Section 208 of the U.S. Code. It ...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

Early intervention key

After reading the article on kindergarten and first-grade suspensions, I feel compelled to stand up for children and my colleagues in the classroom. If you have never volunteered or worked in a school setting, then don't judge until you have. The number of highly aggressive or disruptive young students is alarming. They require ongoing intervention and monitoring that is difficult in a classroom setting with one teacher and no additional support.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

Election protesters juvenile

I'm a conservative Independent. In my voting life, I cannot recall Independents, Libertarians or Republicans rioting and destroying property simply because their candidate lost a presidential election. Am I wrong here?

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

'Hamilton' cast fearful

The actors in the musical "Hamilton" were extremely disrespectful to the newly elected vice president. They say they are fearful of a Trump presidency and read a dissenting announcement to him.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

Lefitst bullies defeated

"Xenophobe!" "Sexist!" "Racist!" "Misogynist!" "Homophobe!" "Stupid!" "Uneducated!" "Deplorable!" Sounds like a duck. Looks like a duck. Acts like a duck. Yes, those are the words, the denigrating name calling, of a schoolyard bully. This is also the left's argument of the past eight years; call anybody that disagrees with you names, intimidate and bully them into silence.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

Misinformed on media

Denny Soller is obviously confused ("Media, get behind Trump," Nov. 21). The media's role is to report the facts as they occur, not support or reject a particular candidate. It is our duty as citizens to utilize the information we are given to make that decision.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

Pastor is selective

Would Pastor Jan Shannon of Westminster UCC help me to understand a few things in regards to her views that selfishness and sin won on Election Day ("We wait in hope," Nov. 12)? Why is it that only Trump voters, and not Clinton, Johnson or Stein voters, only care about themselves and their agenda? Doesn't the Bible teach us that all are sinners and fall short of the glory of God? If the election of Donald Trump was an example of the worst of humanity's treatment of one another, where do the Holocaust, Pol Pot murders, Stalin's purges and ISIS's treatment of Christians fall on that spectrum?

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

Questions for MultiCare

I read with interest the recent article regarding the anticipated purchase of Deaconess Medical Center, Valley Hospital and Rockwood Clinic by MultiCare. While I welcome new ownership, I have reservations regarding whether MultiCare will invest in this new purchase for the benefit of the Spokane area consumers.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

Stand against hate

Many of you voted for Donald Trump because you wanted change. With Trump's administration picks you will get just that: Steve Bannon, a white nationalist for chief strategist; Myron Ebell, a climate change denier for EPA transition; Jeff Sessions, a known racist for attorney general; and as NSA adviser, Islamophobic Michael Flynn.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016

Won't 'get over' Trump

I speak for all of my family (20+ people) when I say that it is unconscionable that Trump has chosen for Cabinet and administrative positions men who clearly embody the most unappetizing of ideals. Ideals which America (the actual Great America) has spent decades speaking out against and legislating to eliminate. This isn't partisan politics. This is just madness.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016

SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016

Appreciate veterans cemetery

My dear wife Shirley C. Houk recently died and was buried in the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington, which is near the Spokane Airport.I took my first pastorate of a Baptist church in 1952. Since then, I ...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016

Clinton's flaws exposed

The favored and heavily promoted Hillary Clinton lost the election that was supposed to be her God-given right to the presidential throne. Why?It wasn't because Hillary and the DNC tried to divide the American people by gender, race, economic and ...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016

GOP playbook worn out

I had a political discussion recently with two conservative friends. They were basically saying we should strip the lazy poor of their welfare and food stamps and force them to get jobs. I said the poor are not the problem and will always be with us, and it would cost much more to pay for the aftermath of such mass dislocation of the poor.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016

GOP 'unity' hypocritical

As I listen to and read all the calls for the country to come together in unity behind Trump, I have to think back to election night 2008, when all the Republican leaders swore they were going to obstruct, oppose, defeat and prevent anything and everything that Obama proposed, attempted (and probably even thought) from becoming law or otherwise seeing the eight of day.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016

Mob takes over White House

No way to hide it. The White House, better called The People's House, will be taken over by a mob of white supremacists, hungry to spread discrimination, aggression and fear, headed by Steve Bannon.

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