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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.

January 10
  • War on pope

    Page A11 Michael Ramirez (Jan. 4) and other conservatives have no problem with injecting religion into political matters such as gay marriage, but heaven forbid that Pope Francis should apparently do the …

  • Make workers work

    Page A11 While I applaud Spokane County Chief Operating Officer John Dickson for his efforts to improve customer service, employee development and more, the real problems go much deeper than that. As …

  • UW met enrollment goal

    Page A11 With regard to your Dec. 28 editorial “WSU medical school makes sense”: The University of Washington has not fallen short of its enrollment goal of 20 students per year in …

January 9
  • College aid isn’t working

    Page A13 When I hear my sister-in-law crying on the other end of the phone because she’s unsure how to have the conversation with her youngest son about not being able to …

  • Lessons to be learned

    Page A13 Regarding “Tracking the impact of gun laws makes sense (Jan. 4)”:

  • Obesity misunderstood

    Page A13 Regarding “Obesity shouldn’t be protected by ADA (Jan. 2)”: A few points of fact were lost in the article.

January 8
  • Misguided passion

    Page A11 If Patrick Kirlin (“Ignore the sign” – Dec. 31) and his kind would only place their misguided passion into preventing pregnancies in the first place, we wouldn’t need abortion clinics.

  • Options for protection

    Page A11 The nice Jan. 3 story about Spokane Police Officer Traci Ponto helping a Spokane gun owner, and the tragic story of a young Idaho woman killed by her 2-year-old both …

  • Torture isn’t patriotic

    Page A11 I disagree with Catherine Humberg’s Jan. 2 letter saying that if we are against torture, we are unpatriotic. Untrue. I was born over 60 years ago, and in all that …

  • Mourning ‘America the Beautiful’

    Page A11 “America the Beautiful,” where have you gone?

  • Diesel too expensive

    Page A11 Can anyone in the oil industry proffer a coherent reason why diesel fuel is disproportionally more expensive than regular gas? It is a far less-refined product, but it is now …

January 7
  • Obama says too much

    Page A11 Is it me or does President Obama have something to say on everything that happens to hit the news, only a day or two late. This man needs to quit …

  • Newsroom skepticism needed

    Page A11 “Facts are the facts” said the Dec. 27 guest editorial on the economy. Yes, and economic facts are the easiest to spin.

  • Cause and effect of crime

    Page A11 As I listen to the sometimes violent protests against police, I have to examine some cause-and-effect issues.

January 6
  • Telltale adjective

    Page A9 Regarding Jim Barbieri’s Dec. 28 letter to the editor: Any point he was trying to make was completely overshadowed by his gratuitously irrelevant description of President Obama as “biracial.”

  • Learn from shooting

    Page A9 No question it is a tragedy a young mother was killed at the Wal-Mart by her toddler. But, there are no accidental shootings. All shootings are either deliberate or unintentional: …

  • Obama letter vile

    Page A9 The Spokesman-Review, you should be ashamed of yourself for the disrespectful, vile, hate-filled letter you printed from Jim Barbieri on Dec. 28 (“Obama has weakened America”). Never have I read …

  • Llamas ward off wolves

    Page A9 In a Dec. 22 story from NPR, a group of nuns run a ranch in Colorado. The Abbey of St. Walburga has cattle, a water buffalo and llamas. Their natural-bred …

January 5
  • Gun safety for children

    Page A7 Regarding “Wal-Mart incident is second accidental shooting this year involving toddlers in Hayden” (Dec. 31 Web headline): The recent unfortunate incident at the Hayden Wal-Mart illustrates once again the need …

  • Pass judgment with care

    Page A7 What do some of you people want? You demand law enforcement act with gifted foresight, then condemn based on subjective hindsight. You demand perfection of outcome regardless of the lack …

January 4
  • Arrest prostitutes

    Page B11 Upon reading and hearing about the city of Spokane’s new proposed “John ordinance” involving prostitution on the streets of Spokane, I want to laugh but can only find sorrow in …

  • Value-based tax unfair

    Page B11 A Dec. 23 editorial, “Look beyond gas tax for funding of state’s roads,” included the statement, “In a not so distant past, Washington charged for vehicle tabs based on value. …

  • Running club overlooked

    Page B11 It was great reading about the award “The Outstanding Runner Friendly Community” that Spokane recently received. All the groups named in the article are part of why Spokane is such …

  • Whose pockets dredged?

    Page B11 Perhaps Glen Squires (Dec. 28) can tell us where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will find a place to dispose of the massive volumes of silt material (mud) that …

  • It’s a downward spiral

    Page B11 In the letter to the editor “Reactionaries abuse sacred texts” (Dec. 28), the writer tries to justify that legalizing same-sex marriage and disregarding the Bible “makes us a better society …

  • Learn English instead

    Page B11 Regarding “Station to switch to Spanish” (Dec. 28): How about those who don’t understand our language learn English. If they live here, they should join us instead of trying to …

  • Wolves are scapegoated

    Page B11 Regarding “Kill wolves on private land” (Dec. 30): I’m not a rancher, but I started my own business 26 years ago. I know what profit and loss is about, and …

January 3
  • Monitored by technology

    Page A11 Aside from the tremendous cost, why would any intelligent individual want to be constantly monitored by technological gadgets for everything they do?

  • Befuddled by bashing

    Page A11 After reading Jim Barbieri’s letter to the editor, I realized I was completely befuddled. First he is talking about two crazy despots and then tries (weakly) to compare President Obama …

  • Consequences of fear

    Page A11 In October, here in Spokane, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told us the torture that she and the Bush administration approved wasn’t wrong or immoral because the Department of …