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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 29
  • Where were peacekeepers?

    Page A11 In the April 20 paper, I was appalled at the now familiar news of more beheadings in Libya by the IS and its affiliates. As I recall, we host the …

April 28
  • WSU playing games

    Page A11 Getting into medical school is tough. As a junior at Whitworth University on the pre-medical track, I can attest to the challenges of keeping up with classes, participating in extracurricular …

  • Unfair to noncustodial parents

    Page A11 A presumption of innocence leads to very different legal outcomes than a presumption of guilt. Presumptions matter.

  • Teck committed to EPA effort

    Page A11 Teck Resources is fully committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner.

April 27
  • Cover Reardan, Edwall

    Page A7 While I appreciated the April 15 and April 19 articles on the Great Northern and Harrington school districts, I’d like to bring to your attention the case of the hybrid …

  • Reject regressive tax hike

    Page A7 Please join me in voting no on Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1, which increases the sales tax.

April 26
  • STA ignores rail transit

    Page B11 I am sorely disappointed that Spokane Transit Authority’s “Moving Forward” plan contains no accommodation for or planning toward any future rail-based transit such as streetcars or light rail. This agency …

  • Some have no voice

    Page B11 It is time to make the decision to vote on Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1. Only the citizens who live in the service area of STA are being allowed to …

  • Put people on par with parks

    Page B11 I’m glad the mayor, “progressive” City Council and Greater Spokane Incorporated have their priorities in order. We will be spending $500,000 to beautify a triangle near the convention center. This …

  • School needs upgrades

    Page B11 Regarding the Nine Mile School District bonds: I’m voting yes. Visit Lakeside High School during the school day and observe teachers in poorly ventilated rooms trying to teach 30 or …

  • Ethics board out of bounds

    Page B11 In the April 22 Spokesman-Review, I noted an article titled, “Ethics board files OK for free golf tickets.” In essence, the board has determined that it is OK for Washington …

  • Budgets don’t go far enough

    Page B11 Budgets in Olympia reflect the values of our elected leaders, which in turn reflect our local values. The League of Women Voters of the Spokane Area applaud the House budget …

  • Corridor could be tolled

    Page B11 I beg to differ with Gary Crooks’ contention (“Let the future drive policy,” April 5) that when the North-South Corridor is completed, “if it were tolled so that it paid …

  • No shootings at hospitals

    Page B11 For a second there I thought it was an April Fool’s joke, but to my surprise, it’s OK to discharge a firearm in a hospital (“Prosecutor: Shooting at hospital justified,” …

  • Fund local WWAMI program

    Page B11 As a Sacred Heart Medical Center nurse for 34 years, I’m glad state leaders are finally prioritizing medical education here. The need is immense. While Washington State University plans its …

  • Support medical education

    Page B11 I agree with the central point of Washington State University-Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown’s and Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan’s April 11 op-ed, “Higher ed funds critical to region.”

April 25
  • Vaccination enforcement tardy

    Page A11 I am glad that Spokane schools are now enforcing the vaccination rule, but I am wondering why they waited until now to do so. Why is it that this rule …

  • Don’t take more from poor

    Page A11 We have a special election coming up. While I strongly support the need for improved detention facilities and mass transit, I’ll be voting no on both matters.

  • Coverage unfair

    Page A11 Partisan progressive prejudices aside – huh? – there appears to be the need for more clarity in the press coverage of Idaho SB 1067.

  • Yes on Nine Mile Falls bond

    Page A11 I support the high school bond in the Nine Mile Falls School District. Our kids and community deserve a building that will serve our district better. The existing high school …

  • Superficial spending

    Page A11 Regarding the April 10 front page story “Makeover targets sliver of Spokane” regarding $500,000 being spent at Division Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard: This “makeover” includes a $200,000 sculpture, and …

  • Approve Cheney bond

    Page A11 As citizens of Cheney consider whether to approve a bond to renovate Cheney High School, I think many of us wonder whether anything more than improved building security and additional …

  • Extend justice tax

    Page A11 The April 28 special election includes a measure that has not attracted a lot of attention. Spokane County voters will be asked to renew the 0.01 percent sales tax that …

  • STA doesn’t need more money

    Page A11 The Spokane Transit Authority’s proposed 50 percent increase in our transit tax is extreme, and has no rational justification. It just wants to expand the system at taxpayers’ expense.

  • Think of others when voting

    Page A11 I chuckle at the letters to the editor urging citizens to vote down Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1. I wonder how many of those who wish to reject this needed …

  • Support transit

    Page A11 In Olympia, legislators still have not voted on a transportation plan. At the federal level, highway dollars that are available for projects are ever shrinking. To best use the existing …

April 24
  • Rest of the story

    Page A13 Those constant TV ads praising Reps. Dan Newhouse and Cathy McMorris Rodgers for voting to balance the federal budget are so wonderfully informative that I’m surprised they didn’t include the …

  • Watch effects of wage hike

    Page A13 Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect April Fool’s Day. This pricey West Coast city is basically the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages. …

  • Pitts frustrating on race

    Page A13 With regard to Leonard Pitts complaining about discrimination again in his April 13 column, there are several points I wish to raise:

  • In praise of religion letter

    Page A13 Regarding Mary Naber’s April 3 letter on diversity in religion: It was a wonderful, intelligent and compassionate letter that should be read by everyone. I wish The Spokesman-Review could reprint …