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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.

September 7
  • The plan is no plan

    Page B9 Well, we are still waiting for a strategic plan to confront our worldly problems. But the world knows there are only two problems that are deserving of a plan:

September 6
  • VA eligibility too broad

    Page B5 Several recent letters about the Veterans Administration remind me of a sore point. Why is it that people who served for just three or four years in a peacetime military …

  • War lessons unlearned

    Page B5 Here we go again. Haven’t we learned anything about wars in the past 12 years? We are bankrupting our country on a fool’s war against Muslims. President Obama recently said …

  • What’s with age question?

    Page B5 Although I was very inspired by your “Booming Business” article (Sept. 1) on award-winning sound composer Bill Byrne, it seemed ridiculous and insulting to ask him, as you did, “You …

  • Prevent animal shootings

    Page B5 A dog is killed by a police officer in the United States approximately every 98 minutes. Many are owned by the very people who called the police for help in …

  • Full-time operative

    Page B5 David Hamer’s Aug. 24 letter reflects the sad state of affairs of our political culture.

September 5
  • Where is humane death?

    Page A11 Let me first say that, yes, I am one of those bleeding heart liberals who believe abortion needs to be an option, unless one of the people who says no …

  • Johnson good for Spokane

    Page A11 As a 35-year veteran criminal justice professional, I cannot overstate my enthusiasm for the sensible and effective Smart Justice program that Mary Lou Johnson, candidate for Spokane County commissioner, has …

  • VA changes worthwhile

    Page A11 It’s sad that Sandy Tarbox’s father (“Some vet claims suspect,” Aug. 31) may not have been aware of the Veterans Affairs claims system in place now. He initially was awarded …

September 4
  • Covering for sloth

    Page A13 Regarding Shari Lyszkiewicz’s Aug. 30 letter, which stated we need to move on immigration reform so we can get workers to do the jobs we can’t get Americans to do:

  • Corporate taxes exaggerated

    Page A13 Corporations, their lobbyists and most of the media complain that the statutory corporate tax rate is 35 percent and among the highest in the developed world. But studies (Institute on …

  • Why punish the mother?

    Page A13 In the Aug. 31 Spokesman-Review, an article ran in the Northwest section about the mother of a boy from Port Orchard, Washington, sentenced to 14 months behind bars because her …

September 3
  • Leery of challenge

    Page A11 Regarding “Ice bucket challenge summer’s hottest hit” (Aug. 28):

  • Weird on labor issues

    Page A11 Labor Day celebrates American workers and the role we each play in the social and economic achievements of America. This election season it is more evident than ever that we …

  • Dominguez impressive

    Page A11 How exciting it was to see the recent array of fresh, new, enthusiastic City Council candidates wanting to lead Spokane to our potential.

  • Cabins should be removed

    Page A11 In a move to get the Idaho Department of Lands out of the business of cabin site renting, that government entity has auctioned off 59 of these sites along Priest …

September 2
  • ER wait times matter

    Page A9 I disagree that advertising short emergency room wait times sends the wrong message (Aug. 29 editorial). There are reasons other than the objectives of the Affordable Care Act to advertise …

  • STA Plaza is valuable

    Page A9 The Spokane Transit Authority is giving the city a necessary and desirable service, and I hope the plaza will stay where it is, with or without the proposed changes.

  • Divided government works

    Page A9 The Spokesman-Review’s Aug. 24 editorial implied that divided government is bad. I disagree. The collegiality between House and Senate has disappeared, and it is dysfunctional. In my lifetime, I think …

September 1
  • Wilson nailed the problem

    Page A9 I just read the Aug. 24 guest opinion by Dave Wilson. I felt that it is so true. Not just in Congress, but in our daily lives. The few radicals …

  • Disasters and charity

    Page A9 It’s true, some of the homes at risk during these forest conflagrations are year-round residences. But they’re built in rural locations, where folks, by and large, choose to live. That’s …

August 31
  • Stratton a good choice for council

    Page B11 Congratulations to Karen Stratton on becoming a member of the Spokane City Council, and to the current members for excellent judgment in their choice.

  • 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 …