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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.

February 21
  • LFOs perpetuate discrimination

    Page A11 As a nation and a state we have continued to create and uphold policy and practice that perpetuate systemic discrimination against minority individuals and families living in poverty. One of …

  • Politics trumps economics

    Page A11 After reading the Feb. 15 article “Raising the pay grade,” a novel idea developed.

  • No more arms races

    Page A11 I would like to respond to the letters of Joseph Harari (Feb. 13) and Hal Dixon (Feb. 14) regarding Bruce Amundsen’s Feb. 8 op-ed concerning the state of America’s nuclear …

  • Accept consequences

    Page A11 This Pasco shooting was tragic for everyone involved, but to think an officer of the law should risk his life (stones to the head can be lethal) for someone intent …

  • Violence underscores failure

    Page A11 The men who beat the transgender person deserve to do time. But they should emerge understanding that it’s a wounded man who wounds others, and that heterosexism, like racism, is …

  • Question for Fagan

    Page A11 If a vaccine for Ebola were developed, would Mike Fagan just say no?

  • Oppose council resolution

    Page A11 The Spokane City Council did not remove Councilman Mike Fagan from the Health District Board at its Feb. 12 emergency meeting. Evidently, the majority didn’t have the power, or they …

  • Hold him to simple standard

    Page A11 Let us acknowledge there are people of good faith on all sides of most every issue, and the expression of opinions of all varieties on all subjects, whether grounded in …

  • Protect right to dissent

    Page A11 Reporter Nick Deshais may have missed the reason for the crowd at the Spokane City Council briefing last week. He assumed that most people present were vaccination opponents. I believe …

  • Fagan ruckus overblown

    Page A11 All this ruckus over Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan and his views regarding vaccination is so childish and hypocritical that I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The reasons …

February 20
  • Question about apples

    Page A13 Presently, available on the retail market is a variety of apple that does not readily turn brown on its cut surfaces, a feature that commends it for use in salads. …

  • How about them apples?

    Page A13 Dear Canada: I will not buy your genetically modified apples.

  • Love to hate Spokane

    Page A13 Just when I thought it was safe to say I was from Spokane, Mike Fagan, city councilman and member of the Spokane County Health Board, warns us against getting those …

  • Debate denied on bond

    Page A13 Sean Dotson, Cheney School District associate superintendent, was quoted in The Spokesman-Review on Feb. 12, saying, “If we don’t pass it, we will have to reach out and educate about …

  • Not all opinions matter

    Page A13 We should stop pretending that everyone’s opinion matters.

  • Academy too timid

    Page A13 The Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences does not have the temerity to give the best picture of the year award to “American Sniper.”

February 19
  • Why elect Fagan?

    Page A11 Reading with disbelief Mike Fagan’s remarks about immunizations and whether they’re needed or not, I can only shake my head in wonder that he has been elected to represent the …

  • Make gas tax fair

    Page A11 Washington’s gas tax is 37.5 cents per gallon, the ninth-highest in the nation. Just because gas prices have dropped recently doesn’t mean they will not go back up in the …

  • Rich steer city’s future

    Page A11 Jan Quintrall, a political appointee, was placed in charge of about 240 people in the city’s Engineering Services, Permits and Planning departments. She had no engineering degree or engineering background. …

  • Extend payroll tax on rich

    Page A11 On Feb. 10, the top 1 percent of income earners in America stopped paying into Social Security. This is because, right now, only the first $118,500 of a wage earner’s …

February 18
  • Leave teens alone, Baumgartner

    Page A13 On Feb. 4, Senate Labor and Commerce Committee Chairman Mike Baumgartner proposed lowering wages for our working teenagers. Claiming that one size fits all hurts teens, he wants to drop …

  • Common Core column trash

    Page A13 Recently, I’ve heard disturbing changes to Common Core. Therefore, when I saw your Jan. 31 column, “Common Core: Here’s a primer,” by Ann McFeatters, I jumped in with both feet …

  • Test drive Inslee’s plan

    Page A13 I disagree with your Feb. 2 editorial. Just because it hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean that Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to help fund transportation with a price on carbon …

February 17
  • Fagan should keep quiet

    Page A9 I’m writing regarding the story in the Feb. 10 Spokesman-Review regarding Councilman Mike Fagan’s opinion on vaccinations.

  • Plenty of meeting sites

    Page A9 Regarding city employees spending tax dollars on meetings and food: Rather than spend taxpayer money to conduct meetings at the Spokane Club or in restaurants, Spokane city employees could conduct …

  • Where is God?

    Page A9 With all the press God has been getting lately in The Spokesman-Review (Pastor John Weston, Russell Wilson, Jim Berg), regarding his presumed interest in professional football, maybe we should be …

  • Try non-lethal deterrence

    Page A9 Gov. Butch Otter spent $143,000 to kill 31 predating wolves involved in 75 attacks on livestock, and is asking for more. This seems to be a huge drain on Idaho …

February 16
  • No qualifications needed

    Page A11 It is very gratifying to read recent Spokesman-Review discussions of Spokane City Council matters. It is apparent that we are very fortunate to live in a city in which the …

  • Treat sovereignty consistently

    Page A11 As the fighting between the Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian army is escalating, U.S. and European leaders highlight the inviolability of sovereignty and territorial integrity of U.N. member states. During …

February 15
  • Remove Fagan from board

    Page B9 The response to the current measles outbreak is once again highlighting the misinformation and fear that is spread by people who ignore the scientific data proving that immunizations are both …