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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.

January 17
  • Byrd apologized

    Page B5 I saw the editorial cartoon trying to equate Rep. Steve Scalise with the late West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd. As usual, extremists can’t seem to deal with simple things, such …

  • Stay engaged, push reform

    Page B5 In response to the Stay Awake campaign: How can we place individuals into our offices who are interested in meeting the needs of citizens rather than filling their pockets and …

  • We are in it together

    Page B5 Logan neighborhood reader boards remind us of our shared humanity. Donut Parade’s sandwich board reads, “I am Charlie.” The Logan Elementary reader board says “Darkness shows me the stars.” McDonald’s …

  • Agree with Otter, Bible

    Page B5 Regarding “Idaho, Otter should heed tide changes on gay rights” (Jan. 8.): This editorial writer obviously doesn’t understand the reasons for the position Gov. Butch Otter, and many other Idahoans, …

  • Diplomacy with Iran

    Page B5 Thank you for covering the ongoing U.S. diplomatic negotiations with Iran. Although I was disappointed that the talks have not yet concluded with a long-term agreement, I was pleased to …

  • Support CVSD ballot issue

    Page B5 We are in our late 70s and have each served three four-year terms on school boards. We are now serving on the steering committee for the upcoming Central Valley School …

January 16
  • Clear sidewalks

    Page A11 Driving north on Division Street this week, I noticed an elderly gentleman with a walker having to walk on the road because the pavements had not been cleared of snow, …

  • Applaud Sheriff Arpaio

    Page A11 Like the somewhat smart bomber Gary Crooks (Jan. 11), I lived in Arizona, and my opinion of Sheriff Joe Arpaio is the exact opposite.

  • Terrorists a local threat

    Page A11 What bizarre reasoning does The Spokesman-Review editorial board use in supporting the Spokane City Council’s attack on public safety with the sanctuary city ruling? Why would anyone want to undermine …

  • Don’t encourage sanctuary

    Page A11 The Jan. 7 Spokesman-Review editorial title “Keep law that gives immigrants sanctuary” seemed to conveniently refrain from using the word “illegal” before immigrant. In fact, I did not see the …

January 15
  • GOP cuts benefit

    Page A11 The Associated Press reported on an action by House Republicans on Social Security disability. They included a new rule that bars funds from the larger Social Security retirement fund to …

  • Thanks for fence story

    Page A11 A great big thank you to Shawn Vestal for his Jan. 3 piece regarding Spokane Police Officer Traci Ponto and her husband, who donated their time and money to build …

  • Reject rental inspection

    Page A11 The Spokane neighborhood councils and the city are considering a rental inspection program. If this inspection law passes, rest assured that the cost would be passed along, as well as …

January 14
  • Keep fear, guns in check

    Page A9 The tragic case of the toddler shooting his mother in a Hayden store speaks to an epidemic of fear that has taken over our nation. Why does a person need …

  • There will be no sanctuary

    Page A9 I went to the Jan. 5 Spokane City Council meeting that Council President Ben Stuckart obviously wanted to end before the council could vote on ending Spokane as a sanctuary …

  • Why re-elect McMorris Rodgers?

    Page A9 Tell me again why Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers got re-elected by the voters of the 5th Congressional District.

January 13
  • Sowa will be missed

    Page A9 I am a local small businessman who moved here 10 years ago and, to a great degree, discovered the connectivity of our special business community via Tom Sowa’s excellent work. …

  • Wolves moving in

    Page A9 Regarding Ron Reed’s Jan. 4 letter:

  • Not taxpayers’ problem

    Page A9 When John Haabberstad (Dec. 30) says that wolves have a negative effect on game populations, he clearly doesn’t understand how important a balanced ecosystem is. Like most predators, wolves play …

January 12
  • Definition of lawful

    Page A7 I was curious what would be in Tuesday morning’s Spokesman-Review referring to Monday night’s Spokane City Council debacle. Since I’m one who would rather watch Channel 5 than brave the …

  • What’s to fear?

    Page A7 Yet again, fear-mongering extremists want to turn Spokane into a totalitarian dystopian city with political oppression, along with systematic discrimination based on ethnic and stereotypical racial profiling.

January 11
  • Wolf hunt unwelcome

    Page B11 The Varmint Derby, which was quickly renamed the “Great Montana Coyote and Wolf Hunt,” is coming to Sanders County this month. Originally, this event was going to be hosted at …

  • Biracial an OK term

    Page B11 Regarding the Dec. 28 letter from Jim Barbieri: It seems several people are outraged by the use of the word “biracial” to describe the president. Really?

  • Goodman should chill

    Page B11 Amy Goodman’s Jan. 2 attempt to portray anyone disagreeing with her agenda as an evil conspirator is another example of why progressives are losing their influence. Instead of engaging in …

  • Economic spin cycle

    Page B11 Great column by Froma Harrop Dec. 27 documenting the stellar U.S. economy. Remember Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Republican friends asserting certain economic failure with President Obama? Is she …

January 10
  • Mindset of destruction

    Page A11 The concept that fragile man must multiply to subdue the environment is outdated by centuries. But as the world population currently exceeds 7 billion, there continues a prevailing belief every …

  • Be wary of gay ray

    Page A11 Gov. Butch Otter likes to cowboy-up on his ignorance. He wants the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case to continue to outlaw gay marriage in Idaho. The total thrust …

  • War on pope

    Page A11 Michael Ramirez (Jan. 4) and other conservatives have no problem with injecting religion into political matters such as gay marriage, but heaven forbid that Pope Francis should apparently do the …

  • Make workers work

    Page A11 While I applaud Spokane County Chief Operating Officer John Dickson for his efforts to improve customer service, employee development and more, the real problems go much deeper than that. As …

  • UW met enrollment goal

    Page A11 With regard to your Dec. 28 editorial “WSU medical school makes sense”: The University of Washington has not fallen short of its enrollment goal of 20 students per year in …