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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.

June 21
  • Peace through strength

    Page B5 The June 15 article describing the background for the creation, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, of Arab countries in the Middle East based on the whims of British … 48

  • Empty promises abound

    Page B5 In response to Stanley Carpenter’s June 10 letter (“Voluminous venom spewed”) about President Obama: Carpenter might want to read the Mona Charen column printed the same day. Charen lists just … 56

  • Support I-1329

    Page B5 The deadline for submitting petitions for Initiative 1329 signatures is July 3. The only way “we the people” are going to elect legislators is to limit and make transparent the … 27

  • Grill bankers instead

    Page B5 We have Dr. (Mehmet) Oz being grilled by the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance. Why not the Wall Street bankers instead? Talk about consumer protection, those … 6

  • Baumgartner’s tweet

    Page B5 State Sen. Michael Baumgartner appears to be seeking favor from his constituency by appealing to its basest instincts. Certainly, many conservative voters may disagree with the Washington Supreme Court’s recent … 23

June 20
  • Fracking appreciated

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review June 6 editorial: “… the EPA is requiring power companies to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 to 2030. We’ve editorialized that it would be … 60

  • Give vets medical attention

    Page A13 The systematic delays found at Veterans Affairs health centers nationwide are an enormous issue. About 9 million veterans are enrolled patients with VA health centers. At a congressional hearing, the … 43

  • Disaster training impressive

    Page A13 As a participant (paid actor) in the Homeland Response Force mock disaster training exercise, I would like to congratulate the men and women of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. … 4

June 19
  • Rich taken care of

    Page A11 Here we go again. Congress is once again looking to enrich corporate America while ignoring the needs of struggling families. If you remember, in early 2013 Congress passed the so-called … 204

  • Conscience as guide

    Page A11 Dana Milbank’s June 12 column, “Obama groupthink worrisome,” bemoaned, among other things, self-inflicted damage to our president caused by “a Rose Garden ceremony featuring (Bowe) Bergdahl’s eccentric father.” 36

  • Johnson the clear choice

    Page A11 As a resident of Spokane County for over 40 years, I am dismayed by the unwillingness of the county commissioners to collaborate with officials of several cities over the extremely … 3

June 18
  • Come home, congresswoman

    Page A11 Methinks that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has made her reservations and is high-tailing her way back to Spokane in order to show her concern. I mean, in light of the … 43

  • Let Iraq be Iraq

    Page A11 Conveniently forgotten in the rush to place blame for the current Iraq crisis: The original Iraq invasion was a giant misstep, compounded by the stupid move of disbanding Saddam Hussein’s … 37

  • Why not cloth diapers?

    Page A11 I read the article about the Mission Community Outreach Center and the shortage of diapers for the low-income population. 32

  • Vote for Dave Wilson

    Page A11 Regarding Rep. Eric Cantor’s defeat in Virginia: Finally, Americans are waking up and realizing that the time has come for do-nothing elected officials to go. Here is a no-name candidate … 13

June 17
  • County ignoring codes

    Page A9 Mike Prager’s May 13 summary of the first city-county growth collaboration closes with: “Commissioner French said the county has sought to provide a full range of services in unincorporated urban … 4

  • Pot facility unwelcome

    Page A9 The Washington State Liquor Control Board licensed a marijuana grow/process facility at North Forker Road and Highway 206. 92

  • Impeachment for swap

    Page A9 Apparently we were not paying enough attention, because we now have a dictatorship, not a representative democracy. Congress passes laws and President Obama is supposed to carry them out. In … 124

June 16
  • Guard our children

    Page A7 If you are nuts and want to shoot someone, would you go to an U.S. Army base or a police station? No, you go where there is no resistance, such … 117

  • War wasn’t worth it

    Page A7 Our chickens have once again come home to roost; this time in Iraq and Syria. Our expenditure of $1 trillion and the killing of hundreds of thousands in order to … 88

  • Spokane VA also troubled

    Page A7 Issues facing our Veterans Administration hospitals also exist at our Spokane facility. It may not be broad-based, yet does exist in behavioral health. That critical unit deals with veterans having … 2

June 15
  • ‘Therapy’ destructive

    Page B9 Now that the Texas Republican Party has approved “reparative therapies” for gay folks, I think they should also consider promoting praying away left-handedness, eye color and height, and any other … 131

  • Graduation disappointing

    Page B9 I attended my grandson’s graduation ceremony from Deer Park Middle School. At first, this looked like any normal assembly. As things progressed, a liberal agenda, an elitist mentality, was evident. 35

  • Military needs transition

    Page B9 When Froma Harrop wrote June 7 of the coal country overdue for transition, she could have well expanded her column to include a vast number of military installations and industries … 23

  • Need response to shootings

    Page B9 Not just as a parent of a high school student, but as a concerned citizen, I share in the frustration of seeing more fatal school shootings occurring in our nation. … 27

June 14
  • Patience, fairness trashed

    Page B5 Thanks for a thoughtful and reasonable June 5 editorial on the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl scandal. I call it a scandal because Americans trash patience and fairness to attack President Obama. 48

  • Can U.S. save itself?

    Page B5 When we entered the war after Pearl Harbor, our country changed human history. Many believe we saved the world. Now, it may be time for major foreign nations to save … 18

  • Free truth-seekers

    Page B5 A June 6 letter writer suggested that The Spokesman-Review editors not publish letters from those folks who challenge the fact of global warming. 36

  • GOP voted against vets

    Page B5 Once again the Republican Party proves it is no friend to us veterans. This time via the U.S. Senate Republicans. 49

  • Get out of Afghanistan

    Page B5 There is absolutely no reason we need to be in Afghanistan. Even the president has said he continues to send troops there only because his predecessor handed him an unstable … 35