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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.

April 18
  • Support EV bus levy

    Page A13 On April 28, the citizens of East Valley School District will be voting on a two-year transportation levy. This levy will replace the district’s aging fleet of buses and allow …

April 17
  • Vote yes on buses

    Page A11 Regarding Barbara Smith’s April 6 letter saying that the Spokane Transit Authority is wasting taxpayer money by urging a vote for expanded transit:

  • Transit services cost-effective

    Page A11 Not everyone in our community needs to use Spokane Transit Authority transit services. But everyone benefits from those services being available to our community.

  • Washington Policy Center serves political agenda

    Page A11 Spokane voters need to know what the Washington Policy Center is. The organization that opposes Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1 was cited in an April 12 newspaper article. WPC is …

April 16
  • She’s dumped constituents

    Page A11 So, our esteemed representative, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, made the mistake of actually asking people in her district for Obamacare horror stories. She certainly did get a response, too, because almost …

  • Oppose Senate budget

    Page A11 On March 31, Republicans in the Washington Senate proposed their budget, and did not allow a provision to fund state workers. Needless to say, this was a slap in the …

  • Can’t be trusted with money

    Page A11 Regarding the April 8 article (“Instead of owing city, golf pro getting $108k”): The city of Spokane seems to have a problem telling whether they are owed $90,000 or if …

  • Condon’s gesture is smart

    Page A11 My out-of-town grandson just received a letter from the Spokane mayor’s office congratulating him on being accepted by Gonzaga University to attend school in our city next year. The letter …

April 15
  • STA moving in right direction

    Page A11 It is time soon to cast your vote on the proposed long-term financing for improvements and growth of our wonderful Spokane Transit Authority.

  • Pass state Voting Rights Act

    Page A11 I have lived in Spokane for most of my life. One of the reasons I feel a connection to Spokane is that our local government represents our community, i.e., electing …

  • Vote yes on STA measure

    Page A11 I plan on voting yes on the Spokane Transit Authority ballot measure. Here’s why:

April 14
  • Gas bill has gone up

    Page A9 I found Pat Killien’s April 4 letter arguing in support of Avista’s rate requests interesting to the point of reconsidering my admittedly knee-jerk reaction against another dang rate increase. Then …

  • WWII run-up distorted

    Page A9 The letters in the April 4 Spokesman-Review are all worth a debate. However, the letter from Ralph Ginorio is a total distortion of facts to make his point that President …

  • ISIS not a true state

    Page A9 Regarding “Boko Haram aligns with Islamic State” (March 8):

April 13
  • Med school bureaucracy

    Page A7 Recently, two giant U.S. companies announced they would become one. H.J. Heinz revealed it would be buying Kraft, and become even bigger. Why would they do this? Why wouldn’t they …

  • Seattle’s high-wage cost

    Page A7 Seattle’s new minimum wage law began going into effect on April Fools’ Day. This pricey West Coast city is basically the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages.

April 12
  • Support transit measure

    Page B9 We have an important date coming up, April 28. It’s the day we decide to vote to become a modern county with a transportation plan that takes us into the …

  • Kraft ignored Palestinian values

    Page B9 Wayne Kraft (April 1) berates the shared values between Israel and the United States in the wake of the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But he ignores the …

  • Rural counties besieged

    Page B9 Federal and state agencies are preparing to reintroduce grizzly bears and additional wolves into Washington’s rural counties. Lawless environmental groups like Earth First! and the Earth Liberation Front attempted to …

April 11
  • Envision Spokane is scary

    Page A11 The March 25 article on two Envision Spokane propositions currently being floated answers the question, “Where did all the communists go after the breakup of the Soviet Union?” All voters …

  • Prioritize global funding

    Page A11 As a nation, we create a budget; one that clearly demonstrates our priorities. During this budget process, we run the risk of not making decisions that could save the lives …

  • Religious freedom attacked

    Page A11 I see from the news that Idaho legislators have refused to add “the four words” “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state human rights law. It kind of makes …

  • Judeo-Christian heritage false

    Page A11 I want to thank you for publishing jurist Wayne Wilmer’s March 27 letter; indeed, a clear-cut clarification entitled “Bible not a legal source” (for the U.S. legal system).

  • Keep shoreline buffers

    Page A11 If Kootenai County wants to locally direct its land use, then it needs to be proactive in keeping standards that support a wide range of benefits to Idaho citizens and …

  • Move on from Hillary

    Page A11 Democrats, you have a proud history of liberalism. Many wonderful accomplishments. But when you excuse and make light of Hillary Clinton destroying thousands of emails, you’re no different than when …

  • ACA is good and bad

    Page A11 As a small-business owner, my personal situation is similar to Tim Note’s (April 1). I, however, have always had access to great health insurance options for my family. Sometimes I …

  • Low participation in city

    Page A11 On April 1, I attended the Mayor David Condon State of the City address at Shadle Library. The meeting was very informative. Questions regarding street repairs, bridge safety in our …

  • Cruz can reclaim America

    Page A11 I was very happy when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, decided to enter the presidential race. Cruz talks with simplicity, clarity and humor that shows his ultimate evaluation of what is …

  • Support EVSD bus levy

    Page A11 I have read the East Valley School District levy fact sheet and have attended informational meetings explaining how this levy will modernize the fleet of buses. The levy will permit …

  • GOP shows true colors

    Page A11 First of all, I want to thank Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence, and possibly the majority of Republicans, for showing what they really stand for cloaked in the flowery rhetoric …