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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 31
  • Plaza is well-situated

    Page B11 Tom Durst (Aug. 25) wrote, “The problems around the Plaza … are intrinsic to downtown. …”

  • Testing not a catch-all

    Page B11 An article in the Aug. 23 Valley Voice let me know that I would be receiving a letter notifying me that my daughter’s school is “failing.” As educators argue, of …

  • Some vet claims suspect

    Page B11 I was pleased and surprised to read Merrick Meinhold’s Aug. 24 letter regarding the high percentage of Iraq and Afghan vets claiming and receiving benefits from Uncle Sam. Meinhold is …

  • Where is compassion?

    Page B11 I am glad that the Coeur d’Alene police officer who shot the dog while doing the vehicle search/investigation was not physically injured by the dog that most probably presented him …

  • Tears of a clown

    Page B11 I was looking at one of Red Skelton’s oil clown paintings the other day, and if you look close enough, you could see the tears of the clown just under …

August 30
  • Hobby Lobby is right

    Page B5 The credibility of the press as a purveyor of reliable, accurate information is compromised by the practice of referring to abortifacients (i.e. drugs and/or devices that induce abortions of living …

  • Abandoning the dream

    Page B5 Evil must be identified and confronted, if it is to be stopped. Any so-called civil rights leader who has stoked the ongoing insurrection in Ferguson, Missouri, has revealed their true …

  • Move on immigration reform

    Page B5 We need to lower the volume on the political rhetoric and take a clear-eyed look at passing sensible immigration reform measures. The current system only benefits the cartels who take …

  • For background checks

    Page B5 As a registered nurse, I have both a professional and personal interest in the health and safety of our community. So I already had planned on voting “yes” on Initiative …

  • Two-state solution in Mideast

    Page B5 Don’t all good people want a solution bringing peace and justice to end the long-running Arab-Israeli conflict? Wouldn’t that be the two-state solution: a Jewish state (Israel) and an Arab …

  • McMorris Rodgers gets vote

    Page B5 Recent letters, including one from Linda McHenry (Aug. 21), have been critical of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ stance and voting record on key social and legislative issues.

  • Too many terms

    Page B5 I don’t remember how many terms former Speaker of the House Tom Foley was in, but George Nethercutt said they should serve no more than three. So, they ousted Foley …

  • Obama missing the drive

    Page B5 President Obama has neither the want, desire, nor the passion to either be seated behind, be seen near or want any part of a desk that brings with it so …

  • ACA is a blessing

    Page B5 The Aug. 24 guest opinion by Dave Wilson was, in my opinion, right on the mark. It is unfortunate that we currently have a U.S. House of Representatives that falls …

  • No good news on pensions

    Page B5 Regarding the Aug. 24 editorial regarding rulings by the Washington Supreme Court on two related pension cases for State Plan 1 retirees, and the relief for taxpayers who might pay …

  • STA Plaza where it should be

    Page B5 I don’t ride the bus. I live in the Valley. But I do spend time at the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza doing volunteer work. As such, I talk to everybody …

August 29
  • Ferguson has elections

    Page A15 Amy Goodman is correct about one thing in her Aug. 22 article. The 1857 Dred Scott decision will be an eternal stain on the U.S. Supreme Court’s record. To deny …

  • Don’t steal the signs

    Page A15 “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. …” That seems to be what announces campaign season. While a case can be made that campaign signs are organized litter or removable graffiti, the …

  • ‘Book of Mormon’ disappointing

    Page A15 I went to “The Book of Mormon” based in part on the review in The Spokesmen-Review. Having seen and heard it, I think the reviewer missed a couple of items.

  • Medical heroes

    Page A15 There are three heroes in the news today. They are Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and the American health care system.

August 28
  • Safer gun rights

    Page A9 I believe in the Second Amendment. What I don’t believe is that this means guns be available and stored in personal residences in urban areas. The Second Amendment is not …

  • Equal Rights for Palestinians

    Page A9 Mike Maxwell’s “Gaza fight ‘profoundly misread’ ”, (Aug. 17) shares with us his premise for understanding the problem of Israel/Palestine: “The Bible predicted that Israel would become a nation again …

  • Pakootas would care

    Page A9 Talking out of both sides of her mouth, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers professes to care for the people of the 5th Congressional District while consistently voting against them. In her …

August 27
  • Rail bridge needs facelift

    Page A13 I read your “Spotlight” article in the Aug. 10 Today section relating to the assembling of a mural to hide the 6-year-old hole at Third Avenue and Division Street. Great …

  • McMorris Rodgers hypocritical

    Page A13 Regarding Kent Rinne (Aug. 13) who had asked Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her position on the appropriate punishment for a woman and/or those who assist her in her choice …

August 26
  • Transients part of cityscape

    Page A13 Really, Spokane? After several days in Seattle and Portland, we returned to the Aug. 17 headline about the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza being doomed. Delicate feathers have been ruffled, it …

  • Wolf program a joke

    Page A13 The environmentalists and those who got the wolf put on the endangered species list should pay all costs. The wolf program is the dumbest political maneuver since Prohibition. The only …

  • Arfee reaction overblown

    Page A13 Before the good citizens of Coeur d’Alene move on City Hall shouting, “Paws Up; Don’t Shoot,” let’s get the facts. Put yourself in the officer’s shoes. He is approaching a …

August 25
  • Beggs supports reform

    Page A7 Seventy-four percent of the Spokane County budget is spent on the criminal justice system. That is crazy. At $130 per day per offender, our jail serves as hardly more than …

  • Plaza must be downtown

    Page A7 I’ve been riding buses regularly in Spokane since 1987, and am grateful for the wonderful service received and for the drivers who give such caring and friendly service. The problems …