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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.

August 14
  • Thankful none hurt in storms

    Page A13 Has anybody else noticed? Three sudden and very violent storms in three weeks. Numerous massive trees and power lines down, some atop cars, houses and electric lines. A mobile home …

August 13
  • Anti-abortion, silent on penalty

    Page A13 I have written to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers many times on many subjects and have received a timely response to most letters, with the exception of one. I have asked …

  • Keep campground open

    Page A13 In 1969, our government came to the citizens of Idaho and requested our cooperation in damming up the North Fork of the Clearwater River.

August 12
  • Congress does nothing

    Page A11 In an amazing display of arrogance and hubris, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass the compromise bill funding Veterans Administration services just prior to voting to bring …

  • Create lifelong readers

    Page A11 I am writing about the July 30 article, “Common Core textbooks arrive.” Sadly, Spokane school district elementary classrooms have gone from a rich literature-based instructional program with real books and …

  • Cougars maligned

    Page A11 I found the July 31 article regarding the attack on a horse, possibly by a cougar in the Deer Lake area, negative with the intent to create fear and hate …

  • Demilitarize agencies

    Page A11 Regarding: HR 4934, to demilitarize regulatory agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration.

August 11
  • Happy about elections

    Page A7 I was pleased to see the outcomes of the Aug. 5 election. After actively voting and considering myself somewhat informed about the issues and candidates in elections gone by, my …

  • Let someone else try

    Page A7 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is out of touch with most Americans. All of her political ads on TV, and there are many of them, say that we “must protect our …

  • Take another look

    Page A7 Regarding “Look to Technology” (Aug. 4): Seriously? Look to technology to remind parents that they have a child?

August 10
  • Feeding addictions

    We tell our young people that alcohol and marijuana are bad for them, and then we voted to make alcohol more available than it had been previously. Then 56 percent …

  • City wasting money

    Interesting that our elected city leaders bemoan the general lack of funding for necessary services, then implement a fix by installing parking meters where high school students park (now that’s …

  • Spokane opinions needed

    Page B9 Hey, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene sportsmen:

  • Equal rights in Gaza

    Page B9 Stephen Berde (July 19) says, “If Hamas fighters lay down their arms, there would be peace. If Israelis were to lay down their arms, there would be death, instantly, for …

  • Plan B not abortion

    Page B9 In Mindy Wright’s July 27 letter to the editor about the Hobby Lobby lawsuit, she unfortunately perpetuates a common misunderstanding about the morning-after pill. She describes it as a pill …

  • Limits of compassion

    Page B9 Humanitarianism is a wonderful endeavor and has the potential to save the world. But can Americans afford to create a welfare state for the world?

  • Learn the history

    Page B9 Sharon Burrell’s July 26 letter needs elaboration. Joan Peters’ book, “From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine,” meticulously documents Palestine’s history.

  • She’s not for women

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, our current 5th District congresswoman, recently unveiled the Republicans’ bold new plan, “The War for Women.” Rodgers, the same woman who is adamantly opposed to the …

  • McMorris Rodgers an enabler

    Page B9 We often say that alcoholics are aided by a family member who doesn’t drink but does little to break the lifestyle. They go along. They are called enablers.

  • Will miss Sunshine

    Page B9 I have been a big fan of “Sunshine” Shelly Monahan for years. In fact, I changed watching the morning news just to hear that voice and see that sweet face …

  • Unconventional solution

    Page B9 If we can’t move the Spokane Transit Authority plaza to the train station, then why not place it on the ground floor of the new Grand Hotel? It really makes …

August 9
  • Worthy’s a winner

    Page A11 Walt Worthy is the Pete Carroll of Spokane, so when he picks a brand for his hotel, I go with Walt.

  • Her ads are sickening

    Page A11 I wonder if I am the only one around here who is sick to the point of screaming of the Cathy McMorris Rodgers political spots relentlessly playing on the local …

  • Support child tax credits

    Page A11 I’ve been visiting Spokane and Cheney to help pack up and move my Eastern Washington University student after graduation. I read the article by your Shawn Vestal, “Gains made by …

  • Perils of geoengineering

    Page A11 Where Have Our Deep Blue Skies Gone?

  • Sladich is right

    Page A11 Harry Sladich is right. He is an expert hotelier. He provided his professional opinion. Businesses and governments regularly hire subject-matter experts for professional opinions. It is interesting at how many …

  • Better use for signs

    Page A11 This letter is addressed to all the candidates who are running for various and sundry positions this election season. Can I please take some of your bigger signs after the …

August 8
  • Endorsement incorrect

    Page A11 Your endorsement of Mary Lou Johnson (County Commission, District 3) was factually incorrect and quite misleading. In your endorsement of Johnson you stated:

  • A royal spin job

    Page A11 I never imagined writing a letter responding to a princess. I don’t doubt Princess Haya Al Hussein’s good intentions. She notes (July 27) the importance of social and economic growth …

  • Raise standards

    Page A11 If I wrote a letter to the editor saying the moon is made of green cheese, and the Earth is flat, and that gravity is a government trick on us …