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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.

August 20
  • Nuclear power the answer

    Page A11 President Obama has declared war on coal. I don’t know if mankind contributes significantly to global warming. “Climate science” is the most highly politicized “research” in history. Claims and rebuttals …

  • DNR deserves more resources

    Page A11 We have recently viewed dramatic air shows from our deck, as aircraft fought to turn back both the Little Spokane and Rutter Canyon fires. Float planes dropped plumes of water …

  • Deal bigger than Iran, U.S.

    Page A11 There has been a great deal of discussion about Iran receiving billions of dollars if the Iran nuclear deal goes into effect. Unless the U.S. blows up all Iranian and …

August 19
  • Best deal keeps club private

    Page A13 Regarding Phillip Tyler’s Aug. 14 letter, I will respond: He asks why a country club, in a city struggling to recover from various issues, would consider the M Club Holdings …

  • Flag dangerous drivers

    Page A13 Recently, road crews had to do a daylong repair job on a section of street near my home. Flaggers were posted; one directly across the road from me. I heard …

  • Protect energy sources

    Page A13 What happened to the quest for energy independence? Those of us old enough remember waiting in long lines hoping to buy gasoline. We vowed as a nation to never again …

August 18
  • Not really independent

    Page A9 All I read was the headline on the front page of this morning’s paper when I felt a strong need to write and say this: You don’t have to be …

  • Easy to spot service dog

    Page A9 I take my service dog everywhere I go. She is trained to perform tasks directly related to my diagnosed disability. Managers do have the right to ask if a dog …

  • Ban trophy hunting

    Page A9 Our species used to be hunter-gatherers. We have moved beyond that to become farmers, industrialists and scientists. It would be better for long-term species diversity if we had a global …

  • EPA should be fined

    Page A9 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which just released 3 million gallons of polluted water, is the same agency that wants to classify all water, including storm drains, as “navigable streams.”

August 17
  • SS benefits already cut

    Page A7 I had to educate a few people today at my protest at the Colville town hall meeting who buy into Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ lies that she wouldn’t cut Social …

  • Voters make candidates

    Page A7 I have never been able to understand why voters become so disillusioned when their candidate is elected to office. No matter how altruistic candidates’ motives, they are worth nothing if …

August 16
  • Shooting could spark fires

    Page B11 The public has to only look out their windows to see the haze caused from the fires in our area. This is dangerous wildfire weather, things are tinder dry, campgrounds …

  • Gun control ironic

    Page B11 Many historians say our gun control laws originated with an effort by white people to control black people. The Jim Crow gun control laws are a good example. However, historically …

  • Downtown litter troubling

    Page B11 On a recent morning, I had the occasion to enjoy breakfast at one of our many fine downtown restaurants we have. Going around the block to park, I couldn’t help …

  • Land of the free?

    Page B11 This last spring I safely and happily walked along busy streets, and attended live theater, outdoor athletic competitions, outdoor performances, busy shopping malls and even an elementary school fair, all …

  • Respect parking code

    Page B11 I was shocked that Patty Walker felt she had the right to park illegally, and should not have received a ticket. She was a visitor to the neighborhood and disrespected …

  • Make peace with peace

    Page B11 Skepticism? Guest commentator Bob Stilger (Aug. 9) was too kind, correcting your editorial misstatement that two Japanese cities were vaporized, roasted and radiated to end World War II. I admire …

  • VA overhaul was needed

    Page B11 The Spokesman-Review published an article July 23 written by Matthew Daly of the Associated Press. The article featured Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and his comments at a House Veterans …

  • Careful with arming requirement

    Page B11 In response to Lary O’Neal (“Defending active military,” Aug. 5), and every soldier required to carry handguns. I’m a U.S. Army veteran. We were assigned an M-16. I also had …

  • Can’t just play church

    Page B11 In the Aug. 8 paper, Craig Detmer wisely noted that moral guidance and compassion are not mutually exclusive of one another. Indeed, Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to …

August 15
  • Iran agreement beats war

    Page A13 This agreement with Iran will halt development of an atomic weapon for the next decade and prevent our involvement in yet another Middle East war. The “no deal” with continued …

  • Get carbon tax on ballot

    Page A13 It is time to do something about climate change. The risks are too great to sit back and wait to see what happens. Carbon taxes provide an incentive for people …

  • Evolution mischaracterized

    Page A13 Ken Campbell (“Monkey on many backs” – Aug. 1) should expand his reading horizons beyond The Spokesman-Review. The Airway Heights mayor who compared Michelle and President Obama to monkeys wasn’t …

  • Rebellion in disguise

    Page A13 It is starting to sound like the Sagebrush Rebellion of the mid-1990s all over again. Recently, Stevens County Commissioner Steve Parker announced the results of his meeting in Okanogan County …

  • Seniors can get good treatment

    Page A13 Regarding “Seniors get poor treatment” by Michael Genteman, Aug. 2:

  • Lenient sentencing not working

    Page A13 What will it take for our judicial system to realize that lenient sentencing for repeat offenders isn’t working? Are you kidding me? Twenty-plus convictions and they get out with little …

  • Memories of skate park

    Page A13 Yes, the kids have lots of good memories of the UTF, and so do we. As parents, we’d take our son and friends there, stopping at the Spirit Skate Shop …

  • Love for Turner, S-R staff

    Page A13 Along with the rest of his readers, I love Paul Turner. I love his wide-ranging mind, his humanity and his unique view of the world and our region. Those qualities …

  • Misinformation on water

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review’s front-page picture of Dr. John Osborn, the environmentalist, putting more misinformation into the heads of our young people, is disgusting. He says, “When we pump from the aquifer …