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What wave?

The Spokesman-Review's headline should have read blue ripple Nov. 7. Kip Hill's obvious bias toward Democrats and liberal Lisa Brown is quite evident. Even liberal Shawn Vestal had to admit that Cathy McMorris Rodgers "triumphed with room to spare." While Democrats did flip the house, the Republicans strengthened their hold in the Senate. Also, key states such as Ohio and Florida have selected the smart Republican choices. This bodes well for Trump in 2020.

COPD awareness month

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States in 2016, following heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. More than 11 million people have been diagnosed with COPD, but millions more may have the disease without even knowing it.

What about the deficit?

Well, another election occurred yesterday. All of the candidates stated what they were going to do if elected. However no one has mentioned what to do about the deficit.

Zags should do better

How very disappointing to see the Zags giving Wells Fargo national advertising by using water bottles with Wells Fargo's name.

Reel in the campaigns

Time for campaign reform. No campaign ads on TV or radio until three months before election. No ads after 8 p.m. No more environmental pollution with campaign signs. Eight months or more of being bombarded by candidates twisting the facts and negativity against other candidates to suit their own agenda is excessive. Enough is enough.

Republican ACA ‘reforms’

Like most partisans critical of the Affordable Care Act, Sue Lani Madsen, overlooks some things ("Familiar rub blocks bipartisan health care fix," Nov. 4).

RR crossing poorly done

I'm disappointed by the rebuilt railroad crossing at Argonne in Millwood. It is now a speed bump rather than the level road it was before the Union Pacific Railroad made changes. You'd think that after months of planning and closing Argonne for three days, they would have gotten it right.

Thank you, Whitman County

Election Day has finally come, and I want to thank the residents of Whitman County who took the time to fill out and return their ballot, participating in this most patriotic of duties. I would especially like to thank everyone who has shown or voiced support for my campaign for Whitman County commissioner. I wouldn't be able to do this without you volunteering, donating, or (my favorite) sharing a word-of-mouth recommendation.

Lead us on climate change

I was disheartened to read in the interview with Avista CEO Scott Morris his response to Spokane's decision to encourage more rapid movement towards 100% clean energy. Our leaders of business, government and civil society need to help people understand the massive transitions that will be required to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report indicates that we need to rapidly move towards a carbon-free society.

Medical examiners “experts”

The Spokane Medical Examiner's Office strikes again! These so-called "experts" ruled that the driver of an SUV that plunged down a steep embankment on High Drive on Oct. 22 actually killed himself with a gunshot to the head. In an unprecedented and obviously complicated maneuver, the victim apparently managed to pull the trigger while simultaneously driving his vehicle northbound (embankment is on the opposite side of the roadway).

Thank you, officer

This letter is to the unknown officer who stopped my granddaughter last week. She had neglected to turn her headlights completely on while leaving the Valley Mall.

Gun auctions help police

It is hard to believe that any elected City Council member would vote to destroy a financial resource that produces revenue for the police department ("Seized long guns would be destroyed," Oct. 30).

ITEP agenda

In a recent column about "tax fairness" ("State ranks last in tax fairness," Oct. 26, 2018), Shawn Vestal described the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy as "nonpartisan."

French disgustingly predictable

Al French making disparaging remarks about his opponent ("Commissioner race takes contentious turn," Oct. 23, 2018) is as disgusting as it is predictable. Al's MO is why he can't win a primary commissioner's race in his own district: he can't fool the folks who have seen him up close and personal for all these years.

Just another day

On the way to a birthday party for an 11-year-old we learned of the synagogue shooting. The event went on in the noise of a funhouse, go-carts and batting cages, foosball and arcade machines.

Keep Albi where it is

Changes to the Joe Albi Stadium are inevitable in the current political climate.

Let’s do our part

When I attended Lewis and Clark High School I took pride in my community's efforts to protect the environment.

Ormsby owes us a debate

Given our appalling property crime situation, does anyone else think Timm Ormsby should stop avoiding a debate with Dave Lucas and explain his role in stopping SB5539 (it would have created a Community Supervision Program for Spokane)? It had already passed the Senate, but Timm, as budget chair for House Appropriations Committee, chose not to support it.

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