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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.

May 12
  • Sad contrasts

    Page A9 1. Man’s humanity to man: On April 25, a terrible earthquake (7.8) hit the small country of Nepal. The surrounding countries of China, India and Bangladesh also suffered damage. Even …

May 11
  • Scott’s vote destructive

    Page A7 Because of an outrageous notion that, somehow, Sharia law would infiltrate our shores, the vote by Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott against a bill that would collect child support for …

  • Don’t shun classic book

    Page A7 It appears that Coeur d’Alene School District Curriculum Committee members have their collective heads misplaced. Where do they get off considering the banning “Of Mice and Men” because of the …

May 10
  • Homes not disposable

    Page B11 I was surprised to read (April 30) Mike Reno’s negative view of manufactured homes. If his mother’s was built in 1999, it could not have been legally constructed in the …

  • Turn to supreme authority

    Page B11 Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering same-sex marriage, while its Citizens United decision contributes to our huge inequality of wealth at its influence on elections.

  • Vandals show moral failing

    Page B11 Several years ago, Spokane had a program in which about a dozen bright yellow bikes were parked in various locations. An attached sign would invite anyone to ride one as …

  • Cures for stagnant wages

    Page B11 Smart Bombs columnist Gary Crooks proposes (May 3) union growth and increasing capital gains taxes to the same rates as income taxes as a cure for stagnant wage growth. Similar …

  • Killing is killing

    Page B11 I write in regard to my disgust with how so many people would so easily give death to criminals. For instance, Karen Brassard, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, …

May 9
  • Baltimore should catch up

    Page A11 Though we may be geographically separated from the racially charged incidents occurring within our country, it is necessary to critically examine and discuss these events as they become more frequent.

  • Letter writer saves the day

    Page A11 Thank god for Curtis Stone’s letter of May 3 concerning the confiscation of our firearms. He has exposed the conspiracy by the Commie lefties to disarm us with background checks.

  • Indian Trail overloaded

    Page A11 I am a resident of the Indian Trail area, and I strongly oppose an additional 96-unit/196-parking lot apartment, high-density housing unit on Indian Trail Road (Lusitano and Selkirk are already …

  • An excuse to loot, destroy

    Page A11 The parties involved in the Baltimore riots were not concerned about the alleged victim. It is just an excuse to loot, steal and destroy.

  • Unions deserve more credit

    Page A11 I was on the golf course with two close friends a few days ago. They began berating unions and union membership. Did not have one good word to say. I …

  • Mother has common sense

    Page A11 The best news I’ve seen or heard all week was about the mother in Baltimore who saw her 16-year-old son on TV disguised and protesting. She marched down there, grabbed …

May 8
  • Officers should check biases

    Page A11 On April 4, in North Charleston, South Carolina, Officer Michael Slager shot Walter Scott after he ran from the scene of a routine traffic stop. Why are police officers misusing …

  • GOP attacks self-defeating

    Page A11 When the Republicans won both chambers during the last election, I hoped that the avalanche of attacks against the president would stop. On the contrary, they increased. “He is ignorant” …

May 6
  • Beyond tattoos

    Page A13 I’m responding to the May 2 letter from Barb Beck of Colbert titled “Who Pays for Tattoos?” It must be the same source that pays for body piercings, acrylic nails, …

  • Do-nothing mayor

    Page A13 My monthly visit for an allergy shot forced me to negotiate the splendiferous roads in downtown Spokane. Driving my van found me bouncing around uncontrollably, even at 20 mph. I …

  • Speaking up for troops

    Page A13 As a Vietnam veteran, I would tell Jan Polignoni (May 3) that she/he is one of many Americans who thanks and appreciates all that our military has done to keep …

May 5
  • Bloomsday spirit

    Page A9 As my husband and I watched the Bloomsday race Sunday morning, I was impressed by the number of young runners who noticed my husband’s Vietnam Veteran hat and paused to …

  • STA campaign was bad

    Page A9 I was not surprised how close Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1 ballot measure was to passing considering the advertising that showed a loving STA; great for the elderly, students and …

  • County search a charade

    Page A9 So, in this large country, full of talented, experienced people, we advertise for a Spokane County chief executive officer. The selection board winnows down the choice for two county commissioners, …

May 4
  • Out on a limb

    Page A11 Wilma Vail knows the score (“Beware quaking aspens” – April 4)

  • Pot profiteers harmful

    Page A11 Unfortunately, I believe that Washington government has equated the “gangland attitude” of profiteering shown by so many so-called medical cannabis “stores” with all of us, i.e., legitimate medical patients and …

May 3
  • STA wants vs. needs

    Page B11 Spokane Transit Authority Proposition 1 lost, as it should have. On this proposition, STA lost sight of needs versus wants.

  • Stop teaching, start testing

    Page B11 With SAT testing, Smarter Balanced testing and AP testing, high school juniors could spend four straight weeks taking tests, and that’s not enough.

  • Troops deserve medical care

    Page B11 Am I one of the few American citizens who thanks and appreciates all our military has done and is doing to keep the U.S. and its citizens safe and free?

  • Abortion not responsible

    Page B11 David Teich’s April 7 response to Anna Haukeli (March 29) made me wonder, who’s the “confused” writer? Saying those choosing abortion are “taking responsibility for their actions,” as Teich did, …

  • Guns will be hidden

    Page B11 To advance its goal of banning, confiscating and destroying all privately owned firearms, the subversive anti-gun lobby is pushing background checks, an Obama administration scheme.

  • More movies, fewer reruns

    Page B11 I was so disappointed that Fox-TV (Channel 28.2) changed from movies to the old, stupid sitcoms, taking after KXLY’s (Channel 4.2) running of same.