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SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2018

Tips for voting

I have just become a member of the League of Women Voters, a national, nearly 100-year-old nonpartisan group of people dedicated to voter education and voter registration.As a member, I plan to be part of a voter registration effort in ...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018

A question of grazing

Recently, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a kill order targeting the collared male wolf in the Togo Pack, which consists of a breeding male and female and their pups of the year residing in the Kettle Range noted for its rough terrain. Livestock graze these lands under the USFS grazing program. Wolf-livestock conflict is the inevitable result.

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Brown is for the common good

Lisa Brown will work for the common good and she will bring unity. I believe she will cling to the American spirit of fairness and faith.I believe she is a patriot who loves her country enough to criticize it when ...

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Cheney shooting unnecessary

I have a hard time looking the other way on this issue. When three police officers cannot disarm a man with a knife it's very disheartening, especially with today's measures. With items like stun guns and pepper spray, why would you have to shoot to kill? Was there a warning shot fired? It was not mentioned in the newspaper.

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CMR doesn't care

It is almost amusing to watch the GOP dirt machine frantically searching for ways to attack Lisa Brown. I wonder how much effort it took to dig up her doctoral thesis and find something they could twist to their advantage. You would think that if Lisa wins we will all be sent to a collective farm for retraining (after our property is confiscated of course). But there is an alternative and her philosophy can be inferred from her demonstrated positions over the past 14 years:

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Don't sit this election out

The upcoming election in November may be seen by some voters as not that important, since we are not electing a president this year. However, we will be choosing whether Lisa Brown or Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be sent to Washington as our representative in the House, and that makes it a very important election indeed.

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If you don't like what you hear

Recently I have heard our president referring to the mass media as "an enemy of the people." I am fairly certain that his education did not include the plays of the Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen.

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Lisa Brown and communism

I don't understand what the big deal is regarding Lisa Brown's attraction to communism. After all, communism only killed 100 million people. Let's give it another chance!John RobisonSpokane

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McCain makes us reflect

The funeral of John McCain gives us a chance to reevaluate ourselves.We have lost not only a great American patriot, hero and statesman, but also a man so vividly described in the loving, heartbroken tribute to a father by a ...

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Override Condon's veto

The Spokane City Council should override Mayor Condon's veto of the 100 percent renewable electricity ordinance. The veto is neither environmentally nor financially responsible.Condon's explanations of his veto never once mentioned climate change. It is as if he does not ...

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Shoot first, question later

Let me preface this with my statement that I have a respect for most law enforcement and realize they have a dangerous and difficult job. I have many friends who are officers in the Sheriff's Department as well as Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights, and spent several years in the S.C.O.P.E. program.

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Sign theft a real danger

Yikes! What kind of person would leave sharp metal spears in another person's front yard?A running child could be severely injured. I was deadheading flowers and pulling weeds when I almost stabbed myself with two nearly invisible metal posts meant ...

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Thanks, but no thanks, Lisa

Reading Lisa Brown's opinion article over the weekend ("I'll protect our democratic institutions," Sept. 2), I kept thinking, you must be kidding.Lisa claims she wants to protect our democratic institutions. This is the same politician who sued her own constituents ...

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To honor McCain

On Sept. 1, President Obama delivered a deeply thoughtful, inspiring eulogy of John McCain. It was the type of statesman-like oration that has been sadly lacking in this current administration. He spoke of his deep admiration of a man who was always willing to buck his own Republican party, work across the aisle and to be his own man.

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The speed habit

There is no shortage of drivers who have a speed habit. And those speeders are easy to spot when we drive in reasonable accordance with the speed limit, since everyone ...

Bird is the word

If you had been standing in our kitchen this morning and looked out the south-facing windows, you might have seen a large hawk perched atop a tall grape stake fence. ...