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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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Leave food stamps alone

It is my understanding that Congress is considering eliminating the Food Stamp provisions segment of the Farm Bill which was passed a few years ago. Are they aware that the people who have children, the sick, the elderly, the disabled, those on unemployment, or who have been laid off through no fault of their own are the ones who will be affected by this action?

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Manage our forests

In response to several letters that are most partisan in nature concerning our wildfires: These wildfires have been happening for years now – so much for selective outrage – regardless of who is in the White House, and if memory serves me we have had a Democrat from 2008 through 2016 and a Democratic governor of Washington far longer.

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No longer united

John McCain's appeal to both sides of the aisle in Congress to resume engaging in negotiation and compromise reminds me of the brief period, following the 9/11 attacks, when our watchword became "United We Stand."

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Politics and getting along

I have lived most of my 84 years here in Spokane. We are fortunate to call such a caring community our home. We could not have better next-door neighbors. At least one of my neighbors is a Trump supporter. We are not. We all know that. That neighbor put up a Trump yard sign but in a location where we could not see it from our place. We get along fine because, well, life is better when we get along fine.

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Tiny Kitchen Cooking Tip: Campfire Bacon

When it comes to cooking in tiny RV kitchens, it doesn't take long to learn that some foods are quick to set off the smoke alarm. That's exactly why we're ...

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. ...