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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.

December 16
  • Execution would save lives

    Page A11 I have a problem with the Dec. 8 column by Leonard Pitts Jr. titled “Where’s line on cruel, unusual” in which he states his opposition to the death penalty. I …

December 15
  • Not in America

    Page A7 “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!”

  • Gun editorial refreshing

    Page A7 I made no secret of my opposition to Initiative 594. Thus, it felt refreshing to see an editorial (Dec. 7) that somewhat agrees. I don’t argue with the intent; no …

  • Indict torture experts

    Page A7 Regarding the Dec. 9 CIA torture report: Once again, Spokane leads from behind. Where are the two CIA torture experts from Spokane? Hopefully, they’ll be on an indictment list.

December 14
  • Organize and vote

    Page B11 I want to acknowledge and praise our men and women in uniform whose families sacrifice greatly to keep our nation safe. I also want to acknowledge and praise the employees …

  • Lethal threat comes first

    Page B11 Do United States cities appear peaceful today? Isn’t it the prime directive of police departments to protect, maintain and serve peace? So how’s that use of lethal force working for …

  • Glorified pot sales

    Page B11 I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised at the front page of The Spokesman-Review Northwest section on Nov. 29. A bold, black headline glorified pot sales on “green Friday.” Below …

  • Anti-cop cartoon disgusting

    Page B11 As a retired Spokane police officer as well as a U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran, I am aware of the practice of painting small figures of enemy combatants shot down …

  • A Christmas market

    Page B11 The Christmas lighting at Riverfront Park is a lovely idea.

  • Carnage must stop

    Page B11 There is an uproar in the land. An unarmed black man is deprived of his life in full view, in broad daylight, before the eyes of the nation, before the …

December 13
  • Scrooge for veterans

    Page A13 Christmas is almost here and our congressional leaders will soon be back home, but they may be leaving a nasty present for military and veteran families under the Christmas tree.

  • Liberals show bigotry

    Page A13 The Nov. 30 letter from Robin Wong regarding events in Ferguson, Missouri, was an excellent example of the typical liberal, leftist thought process. Wong’s perception of Ferguson events was solely …

  • Change starts now

    Page A13 For evil to triumph, as it did in our last election, all that is needed is for good men to do nothing. Congratulations are due to those who have worked …

  • Climate is changing

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review’s archive photos of skaters at Manito and Cannon Hill in the 1950s are nostalgia because of a global phenomenon called climate change. What are the observed signs here? …

  • Gas prices explained

    Page A13 Anyone noticed that the price of fuel came down with the reduction in quantitative easing, and at the end of QE it came down even faster? And reductions also happened …

  • Need officers to protest

    Page A13 The pain and anxiety we in the United States are enduring over improper management of probable infractions of the law by those we depend on to protect us is a …

  • Right growth leader?

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review carried an item (Dec. 3) about the recent approach by a representative of the city of Spokane’s Business and Developer Services Division to a senior Spokane County staff …

  • Try these passages

    Page A13 Regarding Bob Wynhausen’s letter to the editor on Dec. 7: It is not my intention to cast aspersions on anyone’s orientation; however, some statements are so obviously false that they …

  • Close Guantanamo

    Page A13 For almost 55 years, I have mentioned that Guantanamo Bay was illegal. I have written to every president since Johnson to urge that it be closed. I’m glad to learn …

  • Unhealthy journalism

    Page A13 Oh no! Last time, a Rep. Paul Ryan look-alike tried to push granny off a cliff. Now, those nasty old white men are going to take away healthy school lunches; …

December 12
  • Safety first, runners

    Page A15 I love the fact that Spokane residents get out to exercise in all kinds of weather, day or night. I am an avid outdoor runner, but in doing so I …

  • Stabilize crude

    Page A15 As a resident living along a rail route hauling Bakken crude oil shipments from North Dakota to West Coast ports, I am concerned. Discussed in an Oct. 26 article in …

  • S-R has liberal slant

    Page A15 In response to David Rachoy’s letter Dec 7: You are correct that if such a thing (Gruber) was pulled by a Republican administration, it would be front-page stuff for weeks.

December 11
  • DOL infringes on freedoms

    Page A9 This state, through the Washington Department of Licensing, infringes upon my freedoms, and I would like them to remedy this.

  • Saddened by column

    Page A9 After reading the Nov. 29 column by retired Methodist minister Paul Graves, I was shocked and then saddened by the realization that he had obviously turned away from the truth …

  • Pass a bill, House

    Page A9 So Republican House of Representatives leadership is outraged by President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, claiming “this is not the way democracy is supposed to work.” But democracy is …

  • Lakeland Village needed

    Page A9 All I know is that for the 30-plus years of my association with Lakeland Village there have been disability groups in Spokane and in the state that have wanted to …

December 10
  • Whose holy book?

    Page A13 The Dec. 2 letter to the editor was titled “Graves should read Bible.” Paul Graves is a Christian minister. Yes, he has read the Bible.

  • Girls at debate impress

    Page A13 I would like to compliment The Spokesman-Review on coverage of the recent “Rhetoric in the Ring” event, held to benefit the Rogers High School Speech and Debate Club. So many …

  • Thanks for article in Boomer U

    Page A13 Thank you for the excellent Dec. 1 article by Erica Curless in Boomer U, Today on Health.