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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.

November 29
  • Gun column a relief

    Page B5 Thanks for Shawn Vestal’s Nov. 19 article on Initiative 594 and gun registration. His article cleaned up the facts I didn’t garner from reading the political jargon in this initiative, …

  • Nastiness unnecessary

    Page B5 By the time this letter is posted, the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission will have made its decision about expansion on Mt. Spokane. I hope they made a wise decision …

  • Ski expansion a reality

    Page B5 The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission’s vote to expand Mt. Spokane is more than a move to bring more recreational opportunities to children and families in the area. It’s an …

November 28
  • Israel delegitimizes itself

    Page A9 Joseph Harari (Nov. 20) judges the prospect of Mideast peace a mirage. I’d note that the entire peace process has been a mirage; an illusion with no substance.

  • Restrain the president

    Page A9 We do not live in a dictatorship where one man issues an order and the rest of us must obey. This is supposed to be a democracy; a government of …

  • Turkeys are pests

    Page A9 I read the Nov. 23 article about the overabundance of turkeys in our area. Fish and Wildlife Department spokeswoman Madonna Luers said they have not had any complaints about them. …

  • Rethink roundabouts

    Page A9 The city needs to do more research on roundabouts in small neighborhoods before installing them. Most of the homeowners in Spokane don’t have driveways and rely on street parking. So …

November 27
  • Live with dignity

    Page A19 Brittany Maynard, of Oregon, would have had her 30th birthday on Nov. 19. Instead, she chose to self-ingest lethal medication on Nov. 1 to beat the terminal brain cancer and …

  • Cruelty of death row

    Page A19 I am writing to express the need for public awareness in the area of capital punishment and death row in Washington. According to the Department of Corrections, capital punishment is …

  • Don’t want your guns

    Page A19 On Nov. 23, you published a letter from Curtis Stone on the subject of Initiative 594. But the supposition that “most Americans took the NRA’s advice to vote for ‘freedom …

November 26
  • Be strong, Republicans

    Page A13 President Obama has created the latest constitutional crisis with his unconstitutional and illegal decree that changes our nation’s immigration laws. The Constitution, in Article 1, Section 8, gives only Congress …

  • Spokane is a death trap

    Page A13 I came back to the Spokane area in 1975, and the drivers in the area were very polite when it came to road manners. But the new population that has …

November 25
  • Selective political memory

    Page A13 In his Nov. 21 letter, “Watch those words,” Jim Barbieri writes, “A leader is defined by what they say and what they do.” He then proceeds to list quotes, rather …

  • Traffic circle vetted

    Page A13 To John Yates and others in Spokane who speak without knowledge regarding our neighborhood traffic circle:

  • Still hoping for progress

    Page A13 Being an independent who has voted both Democrat and Republican, locally and nationally, I am in hopes of actual governing suddenly breaking out in our nation’s capital. Clearly, with only …

November 24
  • Milbank nails problem

    Page A7 Dana Milbank (Nov. 20) does a great job in laying out the problem with our political system.

November 23
  • OK to question wars

    Page B9 While Rusty Nelson (Oct. 31) veers left, into the pacifist ditch, William Benson’s response (Nov. 11) swerves rightward, into the ditch of U.S. military interventionism.

  • I-594 vote telling

    Page B9 The passage of Initiative 594 and the rejection of Initiative 591 send a twofold message.

  • Appreciate fair coverage

    Page B9 I’m writing to express my appreciation in regards to the article published Nov. 14 about my successful appeal in the Washington Supreme Court (“State’s high court intervenes in shooter’s 82-year …

  • Awaiting new leaders’ actions

    Page B9 In a very short time, control of both the U.S. House and Senate will be in the hands of the Republicans, and all of the power of those two bodies …

  • Calm before the crash

    Page B9 I totally agree with Marilyn Allen (“Traffic calming a joke” – Nov. 17). It is a joke. I can see where it is supposed to prevent people from speeding, etc., …

  • Free TV not worth it

    Page B9 There is a TV commercial asking us to contact our Congress folks to protect/save our “free TV!” Frankly, my dear, it ain’t worth saving! What with all the paid ads, …

November 22
  • Limited government

    Page A11 How do I say this in a few short words? Markets respond to consumer demand. Governments rule by majority opinion and force.

  • Angry white man

    Page A11 As someone already angry in the late 1980s and early ’90s, I used to drive around Portland and Vancouver listening to Rush Limbaugh explain to me what was wrong with …

  • Burying a scandal

    Page A11 Why does The Spokesman-Review relegate an important story about the corruptness of the writing of the Affordable Care Act to the back page of the Nov. 15 newspaper? Does it …

  • Weak rationalizations

    Page A11 It is interesting that the mid-term election results (a sweep by Republicans) are viewed differently by some people. The White House has put its spin on it, saying that it …

  • Exchange a disaster

    Page A11 Affordable health care for all. What a great idea! What a shame that the first year’s implementation has been such a disaster.

  • Creating criminals

    Page A11 Way to go state of Washington, or should I say King County. Or, put another way: “Just because you have all the money and not just in Washington, but all …

November 21
  • Remember Electoral College

    Page A13 I agree with Mark Aden’s letter (“How votes should count” – Nov. 15) except for the part about “one man, one vote.”

  • Watch those words

    Page A13 A president makes many quotes that define their character, quotes that will live forever. A leader is defined by what they say and what they do: