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July 26
  • Unions do earn members

    Page B9 “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union,” etc. – by bonding together for the common good.

  • Doing or just saying?

    Page B9 OK. It is that time of year: elections and the time when those who want to get elected and those running for re-election want us to know what they have …

  • Vote wisely in primary election

    Page B9 Spokane’s primary ballots have arrived. Many people think voting in the primary is not important, and wait for the general election. Not so. The primary election determines the choice of …

  • Abort and pass the wine

    Page B9 Kathleen Parker’s July 19 commentary was one of her strongest opinion pieces in years. Planned Parenthood’s medical director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, is correctly described as a modern elitist with no …

  • Confederate soldiers not traitors

    Page B9 Our Declaration of Independence justified our secession from England and the war that followed with the “self-evident truth” that governments derive their power to govern from the consent of the …

July 25
  • Library bond a smart vote

    Page A11 Educational attainment is a significant factor in improving the overall health of a community. For instance, Priority Spokane has set a goal of reducing the dropout rate in our schools, …

  • Pass on legacy of libraries

    Page A11 A legacy is defined as something received from an ancestor or from the past. It can refer to a gift of money, personal property or non-material things like a legacy …

  • TPP threatens sovereignty

    Page A11 I’m writing this letter to make aware to the American people a deal that steals our sovereignty. The Trans Pacific Partnership will place American businesses at a competitive disadvantage to …

  • Avista quick to respond

    Page A11 This is in response to Jackie McCowen-Rose’s July 12 letter concerning Avista cutting the weeds near the power station in the Beacon Ridge area. My experience is that Avista is …

  • Draft would be avoided

    Page A11 Jim Bellotty stated that he thinks we should reinstate the draft in his letter on July 15. I served in the Air Force from 1970-1974 and do not want the …

  • Fire levy is vital

    Page A11 I am the physician adviser for Spokane County Fire District No. 8. This August, residents in a 110-square mile of South Spokane County will be asked to vote yes on …

  • Amend the 2nd Amendment

    Page A11 The Second Amendment must be amended itself in order that the Charleston massacre might be avoided (“Mass killers go around gun laws” July 14). Even so, that is not a …

  • Obama assaults gun rights

    Page A11 James Ramsey parrots the Marxist-left anti-gun lobby’s lie that the confiscation of guns will make us crime-free (“Gun violence uniquely American,” July 4).

  • Some overreach is OK?

    Page A11 Funny, but I don’t recall seeing any objections to judicial overreach from Unus Vocate (July 16) when the U.S. Supreme Court halted the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election, …

  • Represent the people

    Page A11 Shawn Vestal’s “Window dressing (July 10)” speaks perfectly to our current Spokane mayoral and council priorities. We are sprucing up downtown entries (while our homeless beg for money at the …

July 24
  • Protect Medicare

    Page A11 Medicare is a cornerstone of retirement security for millions of retired Americans. It provides guaranteed health coverage to nearly every senior in the country. As Medicare celebrates its 50th birthday, …

  • Obama appeasing Iran

    Page A11 Almost everyone who experienced World War II damned British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for appeasing German Chancellor Adolf Hitler in Munich.

  • Stratton coverage fails

    Page A11 Your July 12 article, “Political balance before Spokane voters,” shows little research and an annoying obsession with the sensational. While I quibble with a lot of the passages in the …

July 23
  • Screen newborns for hearing

    Page A9 I cannot stress enough the significance of Dr. Alisa Hideg’s column of July 14. Parents, please follow up on her advice. I must add, though, that there are other congenital …

  • No one forced into a union

    Page A9 Regarding Cindy Omlin’s July 12 letter: No one is forced into unionism. Federal law says that anywhere there is a labor agreement, employees must be represented equally regardless of membership …

  • Initiative 2015-1 isn’t hate

    Page A9 Initiative 2015-1 does not target immigrants; it targets illegal immigrants; the people who are here illegally in defiance to our laws. Criminals.

July 22
  • Fagan clarifies position

    Page A11 Wow. The July 16 candidate feature, “Candidates make their pitches,” really distorted my position on the matter of equal rights and pay. The article states “He (Fagan) thinks allowing women …

  • Gambling itself is bad

    Page A11 Over the past couple of years, there has been much rhetoric about the threat to Fairchild Air Force Base by the proposed tribal casino in Airway Heights. However, there is …

  • Lightfoot not a hate group

    Page A11 So Shawn Vestal (June 26) is complaining about a murder being “under the radar.” First of all, it doesn’t fit the stereotype of a right-wing wacko murder: No AR-15, no …

July 21
  • Vote Kinnear for District 2

    Page A11 Lori Kinnear is running for the open South Hill, District 2 Spokane City Council seat. Lori has over six years experience working in the council office. She is the longest-serving …

  • Web offers many civics lessons

    Page A11 George Nethercutt’s expressed mission (July 4) to make students more civically aware is commendable in intent, but raises some questions. Is the objective the same that has encumbered the effectiveness …

  • STA has plenty of riders

    Page A11 Dean Pyle (July 12) clearly does not ride Spokane Transit Authority buses, as he is incorrect when he says that the buses are never loaded with more than six fare-paying …

July 20
  • Fagan needed on council

    Page A9 Mike Fagan is running for re-election to the Spokane City Council. Mike has been under a lot of criticism lately, but he has stood firm. The criticism is because he …

  • Celebrate without fireworks

    Page A9 This Fourth of July was worse than a nightmare for many residents of Eastern Washington. Several fires were traceable to fireworks.

July 19
  • ACA hurts practices, patients

    Page B11 The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the red party’s attempt to trim President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Most of it will remain the same. How will this affect us, …