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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.

October 6
  • Democrat for Haskell

    Page A7 The Spokane County prosecutor’s race is heating up. I urge people not to vote merely based on party preferences. As someone who supports liberal causes and as a person who …

October 5
  • I-594 a sham

    Page B9 By now you have probably seen the television ads and written documents supporting Initiative 594 – background checks for firearms. This initiative is financed in part by Bill Gates, the …

  • Souls have hardened

    Page B9 I am gladdened and thankful for hearts like Becky Woodruff’s (“Losing humanitarianism,” Sept. 26). Sometimes it appears that we care more for animals than we do our own.

  • Beware counterinsurgency

    Page B9 We have pursued the counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Counterinsurgency was developed during the Vietnam War, where it was called Vietnamization, and it failed.

  • The mythical democracy

    Page B9 Larry Kuznetz (“Seeking a peace partner,” Sept. 28) judges that Palestinians have failed to offer formal recognition of “Israel’s right to exist.” That’s a sort of code for “Israel’s right …

  • McMorris Rodgers absent

    Page B9 On Sept. 29, the Washington Examiner published a report on congressional House members who have missed more than two-thirds of their committee meetings. Lo and behold, our own Rep. Cathy …

  • Not a voice for women

    Page B9 I see another letter was printed from a very misinformed Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers supporter.

  • Pitts insightful on parenting

    Page B9 The Sept. 22 column by Leonard Pitts Jr. was refreshing. His description of what a parent must be to children: “loving, accessible, involved, but always an authoritative figure, the one …

  • Ruled by the rich

    Page B9 Lawrence Lessig is a Harvard academic researching ethics and politics. Guess what he found out?

  • Impressed by Riverfront plans

    Page B9 The article “Riverfront,” Sept. 28, was very helpful. I believe I will be voting yes. So far, I am impressed with the planning that has gone into the renovations. I …

  • Schools, yes; park, no

    Page B9 Just three months after we are to vote on the $64.3 million bond issue for Riverfront Park, we will be voting on the Feb. 10 Spokane Public Schools bond issue …

October 4
  • Haskell a real leader

    Page B5 Ask yourself: Do I fear for my family’s safety when I see a police car patrol my neighborhood? Do I believe that all the deputy prosecutors send bikini photos to …

  • Beggs a proven leader

    Page B5 Are you aware of the difference of experience in the two candidates running in the Spokane County prosecutor election?

  • Haskell the clear choice

    Page B5 I have known Larry Haskell for about eight years. When I worked late in the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office and walked by his office, it was never surprising to see …

  • I-594 is alarming

    Page B5 Initiative 594 does nothing to address criminal activity regarding firearms. A criminal will still steal a firearm or purchase a stolen firearm on the street and use it for unlawful …

  • Calming Avista concerns

    Page B5 I believe the Sept. 25 article “Avista replacing gas lines” created unfounded concern regarding some of Avista’s natural gas pipeline system. Avista has a strong history of safety. Our top …

  • Dixon will protect rights

    Page B5 Voters who care about keeping our freedoms, we have known Sage Dixon and his wonderful family for several years now. He has consistently been concerned about “We, the people,” exercising …

  • Just like Pinocchio

    Page B5 We all know the story of Pinocchio and how his nose grew when he told a lie. Wouldn’t it be great if that would happen to members of Congress every …

  • Democrat for Arritola

    Page B5 As a committed Democrat, I never imagined myself writing a letter to the editor in support of a Republican candidate. However, our choices in the 4th District state representative race …

  • Arritola is dedicated

    Page B5 I urge 4th District voters to vote for Josh Arritola for state representative.

  • Shea must be good

    Page B5 The 4th District’s Matt Shea must be a well-informed constitutional conservative if the editors of The Spokesman-Review can’t stand him.

  • Health care puzzlers

    Page B5 Can someone explain to me Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ stance on health care? She has vigorously fought to repeal Obamacare, claiming that it is a “government takeover of medicine,” when, …

October 3
  • Introspection needed

    Page A13 Everyone has an opinion about the tragic Preston Maher case; however, how many of us have actually checked ourselves the last time we sped through a 25 mph neighborhood or …

  • Turn loss into win

    Page A13 More than three decades ago, a young talented Spokane man was nominated by Tom Foley to all four military academies (the only time this has ever happened). He wanted to …

  • Beggs to bring change

    Page A13 “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

October 2
  • Vote for Haskell

    Page A11 Larry Haskell joined the military after high school and has spent 42 years as a military policeman, officer candidate, pilot, guardsman and retired lieutenant colonel. During this time he was …

  • Best option chosen

    Page A11 I am writing in response to George Clark’s letter (Sept. 21) as to what to do with the leaking chemical truck stopped at the state line.

  • Leaders can fight ISIS

    Page A11 So a few of our noted politicians in Washington, D.C., are calling for troops to return to Iraq. It won’t be them, or their kids, on the ground charging ISIS.

  • Feminism is basic

    Page A11 Feminism is defined as advocacy or support for women’s social, economic and political rights. The goal is equality with our male counterparts. This hardly seems radical. Feminism is not a …

October 1
  • Bipartisan effort

    Page A13 We cannot afford to lose Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Congress. She has time and again stood up and fought for our interests to make our community a better place …