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August 8
  • Baumgartner’s tax vote wrong

    Page A13 How is it that the rest of our Spokane County Republican caucus voted against a transportation package that raises our gas taxes by 32 percent, yet Sen. Mike Baumgartner voted …

  • Reject this Hasty request

    Page A13 Dan Hasty has a problem with Woodrow Wilson. What about the 12 presidents who owned slaves?

  • Can’t stay if not paid cash

    Page A13 In his July 23 letter, Eugene Vanover asked for the name of one country that does not enforce its borders. There are 26 European countries that have abolished any type …

  • A close eye on Iran

    Page A13 “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer,” is often attributed to Sun-Tzu, a Chinese general and military strategist in 400 B.C. True then and true today.

  • Iran deal the best path

    Page A13 The Iran deal reached in Vienna is truly a historic diplomatic achievement. The deal keeps Iran from getting the bomb and keeps the United States out of another devastating war …

  • Judgments are imperative

    Page A13 Regarding Paul Graves’ “God’s ‘gotchas’ turn our tantrums into compassion (July 25)”:

  • NWPE doesn’t earn members

    Page A13 Regarding “Union should earn their members (July 12)”:

  • Transparency ignored

    Page A13 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ record speaks loudly. She campaigned on liberty, but consistently votes opposite. She voted for HR 347, limiting freedom of assembly anywhere the Secret Service might be …

  • Parking tickets spoil concert

    Page A13 Thank you, Spokane! You certainly know how to ruin a perfect day. We went to Audubon Park on July 24 to attend the Concert Under the Pines. That was until …

  • Crooks’ view unbalanced

    Page A13 In Gary Crooks’ July 26 Smart Bombs column, he makes reference to the recent Planned Parenthood video scandal about fetus selling as a bogus issue. Somehow, he thinks that because, …

August 7
  • Allow new tribal casino

    Page A11 The name of this city is “Spokane.” It’s not “Kalispel.” Yet the so-called leaders of Spokane and the local paper keep fighting the efforts of the Spokane Tribe to build …

  • True costs and initiatives

    Page A11 After passing onto the ballot the Envision Spokane initiative, the Spokane City Council, to spite what they disagree with, coupled it with “advisory” measures designed to prejudice voters as to …

  • Short story was bad timing

    Page A11 The Spokesman-Review owes 433 apologies for “To an Athlete” (July 26), a creepy fiction about a swim coach who compromises himself and a love-struck protege.

  • Gun letters insightful

    Page A11 I applaud Curtis Stone (July 25) for all of his insightful letters. His thoughts and views concerning gun control, government control and intrusion are mine exactly.

August 6
  • ADA clear on animals

    Page A11 Regarding recent letters about service animals: The actual Americans with Disability Act regarding a business’s right (duty?) to question animal owners is fairly clear, according to the U.S. Department of …

  • Post signs if dogs unwanted

    Page A11 My service dog is cleaner and most likely smarter than a whole lot of the people in the stores. Post signs if you’re not a service-dog-friendly store. Put it in …

  • Council flogs phony emergency

    Page A11 There is an unmistakable and disturbing Chicken Little quality about the recent Spokane City Council decision to declare an emergency and pass legislation mandating a doubling of fire personnel required …

  • Question for mall walkers

    Page A11 Regarding disabled parking permits: Not looking to offend anyone; it’s so easy to do these days.

August 5
  • Defending active military

    Page A13 Our active military personnel that defend our nation 24 hours each day have become targets. We need to give them the necessary means to let them also defend themselves.

  • Pope critics in for surprise

    Page A13 That Pope Francis’s popularity among U.S. conservatives has dropped (July 23) in the wake of the encyclical Laudato Si’s challenge to reduce our consumption, serve the poor and care for …

  • Stone left without ammo

    Page A13 Curtis Stone (July 25) presents himself as an authority while using half-truths to disparage gun controls. He says, “Gun ownership is high in Switzerland, but the Swiss have a low …

  • Policy on name-calling

    Page A13 The stated policy of The Spokesman-Review Roundtable is to not print name-calling opinions. Yet, there it is, July 25: You print a Michael Ramirez cartoon calling the Democratic candidates crazy …

  • Romania’s sad abortion story

    Page A13 Romanian decree 770. You know, when then-Romanian President Nick Ceausescu decided that there weren’t enough Romanians. He pumped up the birth rate by outlawing abortion. “The fetus is the property …

August 4
  • Playing by Trump rules

    Page A9 Hello, my name is Donald Trump, and I’m sitting at a formal family dinner. It’s October 1967, and a pilot by the name of John McCain is shot down and …

  • Unmarked cars dangerous

    Page A9 Shame on the Spokane County commissioners and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich for approving unmarked patrol cars. Is it not possible, or even probable, that this will lead to a tragedy? Think …

  • Then and Now enjoyable

    Page A9 I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the history feature that runs in the Monday paper. I’m a history buff and have spent a fair amount of …

  • Disappointed in GOP candidates

    Page A9 I was a Youth for Goldwater, and campaigned for President Reagan. Now, Donald Trump, a corpulent demi-god, is leading my beloved Republican Party. This racist draft dodger disses Sen. John …

August 3
  • Vestal set in concrete

    Page A7 Some people carry guns, some wield the pen. There is no doubt about which is the more powerful tool. In a July 22 letter, Steven Stuart of the Lightfoot Militia …

  • Service dogs misunderstood

    Page A7 Regarding the July 18 letter “Service animal law abused”:

August 2
  • Another PC witch hunt

    Page B9 Shawn Vestal’s politically correct witch hunt (July 22) reflects a trend that now warps the political left and attacks our individual freedoms. Attaching remote, unrelated examples of alleged racism to …