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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.

December 3
  • Otter’s acts disgusting

    Page A15 I recently became aware of the disgusting activities of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter regarding school financing and the Education Networks of America.

  • Blackout on pollution

    Page A15 Regarding “Conference focuses on Lake Coeur d’Alene pollution, solutions,” (Nov. 19) by Becky Kramer:

  • Is rate request a gimmick?

    Page A15 After reading “Panel OKs Avista plan to hike rates” (Nov. 26), I could not help chuckle at another flood of gimmicks we are drowning in daily. Avista asked for $18 …

December 2
  • Can’t handle the truth

    Page A9 “You can’t handle the truth” is a line spoken in the movie “A Few Good Men,” with Jack Nicholson. Sure, it was just a movie, but stop and think about …

  • Annexation politics costly

    Page A9 In 1977, when I purchased a home, my water bill was usually no more than $15. In 1996, we were allowed to hook up to the sewer for a $4,304.94 …

  • Graves should read Bible

    Page A9 Regular Spokesman-Review columnist and retired United Methodist minister Paul Graves uses approximately 600 words in his Nov. 22 column to chide owners of The Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene for …

December 1
  • Get involved with politics

    Page A9 It was my privilege recently (Nov. 19-24) to be among 430 delegates representing 43 states in Washington, D.C. We were lobbying our senators and representatives to support continued negotiations for …

  • Fight for tax deduction

    Page A9 Every two years, our U.S. representatives and senators need to revisit a simple tax deduction that helps defend Washington’s citizens against unfair and inequitable federal taxation. Once again, the federal …

November 30
  • Profits just passing through

    Page B9 Having read the pro/con debate (Nov. 23) on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, I couldn’t help remembering my days growing up in a little railroad town called Proctor in northern …

  • Who’d ever want to fly?

    Page B9 Anyone who has flown recently can’t help but notice that flying is no longer pleasant. Gone are the days of pretty young stewardesses, high-class passengers and hassle-free flights. Today’s airlines …

  • Sandy Hook lessons

    Page B9 This letter is to criticize The Spokesman-Review for selecting page 12 rather than page 1 of its Nov. 23 edition as the place to publicize a report documenting significant causative …

November 29
  • Hunting 101

    Page B5 Hunting 101 in my neighborhood in Priest River:

  • Alternative is no cure

    Page B5 Ed Gillespie, former Republican National Committee head, has introduced an awesome alternative to Obamacare. There was urgency, because Republicans were getting nowhere fast by just saying “repeal” with zero alternative …

  • Gun column a relief

    Page B5 Thanks for Shawn Vestal’s Nov. 19 article on Initiative 594 and gun registration. His article cleaned up the facts I didn’t garner from reading the political jargon in this initiative, …

  • Nastiness unnecessary

    Page B5 By the time this letter is posted, the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission will have made its decision about expansion on Mt. Spokane. I hope they made a wise decision …

  • Ski expansion a reality

    Page B5 The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission’s vote to expand Mt. Spokane is more than a move to bring more recreational opportunities to children and families in the area. It’s an …

November 28
  • Israel delegitimizes itself

    Page A9 Joseph Harari (Nov. 20) judges the prospect of Mideast peace a mirage. I’d note that the entire peace process has been a mirage; an illusion with no substance.

  • Restrain the president

    Page A9 We do not live in a dictatorship where one man issues an order and the rest of us must obey. This is supposed to be a democracy; a government of …

  • Turkeys are pests

    Page A9 I read the Nov. 23 article about the overabundance of turkeys in our area. Fish and Wildlife Department spokeswoman Madonna Luers said they have not had any complaints about them. …

  • Rethink roundabouts

    Page A9 The city needs to do more research on roundabouts in small neighborhoods before installing them. Most of the homeowners in Spokane don’t have driveways and rely on street parking. So …

November 27
  • Live with dignity

    Page A19 Brittany Maynard, of Oregon, would have had her 30th birthday on Nov. 19. Instead, she chose to self-ingest lethal medication on Nov. 1 to beat the terminal brain cancer and …

  • Cruelty of death row

    Page A19 I am writing to express the need for public awareness in the area of capital punishment and death row in Washington. According to the Department of Corrections, capital punishment is …

  • Don’t want your guns

    Page A19 On Nov. 23, you published a letter from Curtis Stone on the subject of Initiative 594. But the supposition that “most Americans took the NRA’s advice to vote for ‘freedom …

November 26
  • Be strong, Republicans

    Page A13 President Obama has created the latest constitutional crisis with his unconstitutional and illegal decree that changes our nation’s immigration laws. The Constitution, in Article 1, Section 8, gives only Congress …

  • Spokane is a death trap

    Page A13 I came back to the Spokane area in 1975, and the drivers in the area were very polite when it came to road manners. But the new population that has …

November 25
  • Selective political memory

    Page A13 In his Nov. 21 letter, “Watch those words,” Jim Barbieri writes, “A leader is defined by what they say and what they do.” He then proceeds to list quotes, rather …

  • Traffic circle vetted

    Page A13 To John Yates and others in Spokane who speak without knowledge regarding our neighborhood traffic circle:

  • Still hoping for progress

    Page A13 Being an independent who has voted both Democrat and Republican, locally and nationally, I am in hopes of actual governing suddenly breaking out in our nation’s capital. Clearly, with only …

November 24
  • Milbank nails problem

    Page A7 Dana Milbank (Nov. 20) does a great job in laying out the problem with our political system.

November 23
  • OK to question wars

    Page B9 While Rusty Nelson (Oct. 31) veers left, into the pacifist ditch, William Benson’s response (Nov. 11) swerves rightward, into the ditch of U.S. military interventionism.