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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.

July 23
  • No one forced into a union

    Page A9 Regarding Cindy Omlin’s July 12 letter: No one is forced into unionism. Federal law says that anywhere there is a labor agreement, employees must be represented equally regardless of membership …

  • Initiative 2015-1 isn’t hate

    Page A9 Initiative 2015-1 does not target immigrants; it targets illegal immigrants; the people who are here illegally in defiance to our laws. Criminals.

July 22
  • Fagan clarifies position

    Page A11 Wow. The July 16 candidate feature, “Candidates make their pitches,” really distorted my position on the matter of equal rights and pay. The article states “He (Fagan) thinks allowing women …

  • Gambling itself is bad

    Page A11 Over the past couple of years, there has been much rhetoric about the threat to Fairchild Air Force Base by the proposed tribal casino in Airway Heights. However, there is …

  • Lightfoot not a hate group

    Page A11 So Shawn Vestal (June 26) is complaining about a murder being “under the radar.” First of all, it doesn’t fit the stereotype of a right-wing wacko murder: No AR-15, no …

July 21
  • Vote Kinnear for District 2

    Page A11 Lori Kinnear is running for the open South Hill, District 2 Spokane City Council seat. Lori has over six years experience working in the council office. She is the longest-serving …

  • Web offers many civics lessons

    Page A11 George Nethercutt’s expressed mission (July 4) to make students more civically aware is commendable in intent, but raises some questions. Is the objective the same that has encumbered the effectiveness …

  • STA has plenty of riders

    Page A11 Dean Pyle (July 12) clearly does not ride Spokane Transit Authority buses, as he is incorrect when he says that the buses are never loaded with more than six fare-paying …

July 20
  • Fagan needed on council

    Page A9 Mike Fagan is running for re-election to the Spokane City Council. Mike has been under a lot of criticism lately, but he has stood firm. The criticism is because he …

  • Celebrate without fireworks

    Page A9 This Fourth of July was worse than a nightmare for many residents of Eastern Washington. Several fires were traceable to fireworks.

July 19
  • ACA hurts practices, patients

    Page B11 The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the red party’s attempt to trim President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Most of it will remain the same. How will this affect us, …

  • Purge Founding Father names?

    Page B11 If the current trend continues, “Honors for racists being reconsidered” (July 6), one could logically conclude that we will need to change the name of Washington state and our nation’s …

  • Confederates weren’t traitors

    Page B11 I viewed a striking anomaly in Johnny Erp’s July 11 letter. How anyone could be so correct about one thing, yet so wrong on another, is beyond me.

  • Supporting states’ rights

    Page B11 Some contend the Civil War was only about slavery. That is simplistic and unreasonable. It was partially about slavery. A person’s ability to own another ended with the war. That …

  • Stratton’s a leader for Spokane

    Page B11 Since her appointment to the Spokane City Council last September, Karen Stratton has been a vocal champion of civil service principles and fairness in government hiring.

  • Trump free with speech

    Page B11 I don’t get why some people are so upset with Donald Trump’s remarks. He is running for president, and he is addressing issues that are important. He has the guts …

  • Union fees voluntary

    Page B11 Regarding “Unions should earn members” (July 12), by Cindy Omlin:

  • Take ‘Wright’ out of name

    Page B11 Regarding Nancy Street (July 10) and many other commentators on Fort George Wright Drive: It is my understanding that the name honors the fact that there was a significant military …

  • Large buses cost-effective

    Page B11 People are always complaining about mass-transit bus system efficiency. The buses run most of the time half-empty. One of the first suggestions is that the system should be using smaller …

July 18
  • Invaders, not ‘immigrants’

    Page A11 Donald Trump, vocalizing before thinking (yet again), has mischaracterized as “immigrants” the people who enter United States territory illegally and unrecorded by walking across the undefended portions of the U.S.-Mexico …

  • Amendment’s meaning changes

    Page A11 The phrase “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” does not mean what most people have come to believe.

  • Commissioner elections at-large

    Page A11 The Spokesman-Review needs a tutorial on the difference between at-large and district elections. Board of county commissioners election systems in place for decades involve primaries in which the two top …

  • Trump bashed unfairly

    Page A11 Your July 12 editorial is typical of the outpouring from the liberal press. The total failure of the federal government, Republican and Democrat, to control our borders has resulted in …

  • Immigrants work hard for families

    Page A11 Can I scream louder than Donald Trump? I am a white woman who grew up in the heart of the Columbia Basin and knew those “illegals.” They were dedicated workers …

  • Service animal law abused

    Page A11 The service animal law is an easy law to break, and pet owners are. Strapping a vest or backpack that says “service animal” to their pet; creating a community of …

  • Let Spokanes build casino

    Page A11 Gov. Jay Inslee needs to approve the Spokane Tribe’s application for a casino on its aboriginal area. The Spokane Indians, “Children of the Star People,” were allocated a reservation in …

  • Let Confederate flag fly

    Page A11 So the Confederate flag comes down in South Carolina because someone doesn’t like it. The ignorant who still believe that the Second Amendment was the cause of this horrific shooting, …

  • Disabled should pay for parking

    Page A11 The requirement for a doctor’s note for disabled parking privileges is an overdue change to the law because, as we know, this privilege is abused by many. I don’t begrudge …

  • Church recognizes divorce

    Page A11 I would like to correct the July 6 letter written by Tim Rolfe on the Catholic Church’s rulings on divorce.

  • Injury besmirches Hoopfest

    Page A11 Hoopfest, a wonderful idea, recently came to a close. But, apparently, an undesirable element has invaded this great community event, and they have no real connection to it.