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THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018

Brown the rational choice

While Trumpism and its grim pall is with us I believe Lisa Brown is the only rational choice to represent me in Congress.But even with no Trump, Lisa far outpoints her opponent on the big issues. For example, on Social ...

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More on 911 center

Rebecca White's well-written comprehensive article last Thursday ("Pushback over hire of new 911 director," Aug 30) covered a thorny topic that has multiple layers. As one of the people quoted in the article, I'd like to add a few points:

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Think beyond 'develop'

Amazon's project on the West Plains gives me PTSD flashbacks.I have lived in several nice towns that celebrated being discovered by large corporations. We couldn't believe our good fortune. Those big companies chose us! It reminds me of a naive ...

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Imagine the nightmare

Imagine you and your family are on an outing to Canada. When you arrive, Canadian Customs is closed but you drive into town for dinner anyway.Suddenly, you are arrested for illegal entry. Your children are taken here, your spouse there; ...

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Johnson has the experience

I am writing to endorse Patrick Johnson for the Spokane County District Court judge position. I have known Patrick since I was a deputy prosecutor in Spokane County 16 years ago and know that he will make a good judge for District Court.

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Presidential accountability

Regardless if you are a Republican, Democrat or Independent, you should be deeply concerned about the rage and lawlessness of President Trump.In his tweets, Trump has flatly and openly stated that the rule of law should not apply to Republican ...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018

Let's compare motives

Over the last week or so we've been pounded with TV ads concerning Liberal Lisa Brown. Apparently the only reason she runs for office is to raise taxes. Wow. Good to know.

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State buries, not promotes, religion

Last month, Sandra Christensen submitted a letter in which she actually accused the government of promoting a state religion ("Great or hate?," Aug. 19, 2018). Although she never gave it a name, I can only surmise she's referring to Christianity.

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Team up on Albi

I have watched the debate over a "downtown stadium" versus continued use of Albi with interest. I have felt for a long time that the city never realized the potential that Albi could provide. For example, summer outdoor concerts, that Northern Quest Casino has great success with.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2018

Pay attention to the ads

I am a Republican, but I'm really fed up with Cathy McMorris Rodgers' ads.First, the ad states that Lisa Brown ran for office in order to raise taxes. What an absurd statement. People run for office because they want to ...

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Time running out on climate

The layer of atmosphere that supports all life on Earth and where weather takes place is like the skin on an apple. Carl Sagan described it as being like a coat of varnish on a globe of the world. It's within this layer that we are feeling the effects of climate change.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2018

Advertise your strengths

I want to give a suggestion to Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers. I suggest you take a look at Michael Baumgartner's commercials. This candidate only speaks of what he has done. It's beginning to hurt my ears each time either woman airs an ad.

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A retired teacher's advice

As students return to classrooms in District 81, this will be my 25th year for me to not answer the bell. In 1994, I retired after teaching seventh-graders for 33 years. A few thoughts for students and parents.

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Environmental protections crucial

In a letter published Aug. 25 ("Stick to managing the city"), Cory Hayes asserts that the Spokane City Council exceeded its authority in passing a renewable energy mandate for the community. I'd like to offer another view.

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Facts on Flores

Rob Leach's letter of August 27 ("Trump-bashing media continues") mentions that the Spokesman-Review does not print his letters if they are not factual and they cannot include things that are not proved. In that case, you need to check his premise in Monday's letter concerning the separating of children from their parents at the border.

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The speed habit

There is no shortage of drivers who have a speed habit. And those speeders are easy to spot when we drive in reasonable accordance with the speed limit, since everyone ...

Bird is the word

If you had been standing in our kitchen this morning and looked out the south-facing windows, you might have seen a large hawk perched atop a tall grape stake fence. ...