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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.

July 9
  • Quit blaming educators

    Page A11 As a retired teacher married to a retired principal, I take exception to Bryan Davis’ view (June 22) of public schools. I challenge anyone who complains about schools to spend …

  • First ladies have earned trips

    Page A11 A June 25 letter from Collin Galloway decried the cost of Michelle Obama’s recent trip to Europe, as if she were the only first lady to travel abroad at taxpayers’ …

July 8
  • Not enough medical educators

    Page A11 My informal poll of local physicians would reveal that most are not in favor of expanding medical education in Spokane. Training medical students is very expensive and time consuming, and …

  • Smart meters, dumb Wi-Fi

    Page A11 If it wasn’t so aggravating, it would be laughable. OK, it is funny.

  • Good man for sheriff

    Page A11 I am glad that Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is not perfect. Neither am I. I have met many people in my life, but not one that is perfect. As I …

July 7
  • Young people need insurance

    Page A11 Shane Dean (“Jackson should do research” – July 1) is a bit forgetful himself. Healthy young people should have health insurance to pay for their pregnancies, child health and general …

  • EPA mismanages lead

    Page A11 Thank you, Pope Francis, for calling attention to Mother Earth, the environment that unites us and we have been entrusted to care for. Amid environmental devastation, such a relationship is …

  • Greed, not ACA, the problem

    Page A11 The Affordable Care Act is not what’s wrong with health care. Greed is.

July 6
  • Churches already refuse marriages

    Page A7 There is a long-standing precedent for a church refusing to perform marriages based on its beliefs. The Catholic Church does not recognize divorce. If a couple asks to be married …

  • Solutions start with us

    Page A7 Regarding “How much do we care about ending the carnage?” (June 21):

July 5
  • Heart in the right place

    Page B9 Just prior to the media frenzy regarding Rachel Dolezal’s racial and ethnic heritage, Rachel invited me, as the co-founder of the Upper Columbia Human Rights Coalition of Northeastern Washington, to …

  • Ducking the Interstate Fair

    Page B9 The Spokane County Interstate Fair commissioners named this year’s fair “Duck Into the Fair,” and use “Duck Dynasty” graphics. They have “Duck Dynasty” as a highlighted act. Are they out …

  • Lots pose fire hazard

    Page B9 We are currently in a critical stage as far as fire danger goes, and yet, on our travels in and around the Spokane Valley area, my wife remarked how many …

  • Respect flags of veterans

    Page B9 All veterans, past, present and future, should have the right to be buried beneath the flag each soldier fought to defend. So, whether it be the Stars and Stripes or …

  • Be adults about marriage

    Page B9 To the haters: The U.S. Supreme Court has decided the status of our gay citizens today as couples, when they choose to be. It’s been a long, hard struggle that …

  • Judge has final say

    Page B9 It’s still a great nation when an associate editor from a small newspaper in the Northwest can determine whose opinion is tyrannical. Like lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, Gary Crooks’ …

July 4
  • America is straying

    Page A9 America’s birthday should be a time of celebration, but after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage, I can’t stop mourning over how far America has strayed from its …

  • Denial leads to hot seat

    Page A9 If you haven’t noticed, the climate is breaking weather records at an ever-increasing pace around the world. Walk outside Spokane, and experience record-breaking heat and dryness. Then ask the climate …

  • Doomed to repeat mistakes

    Page A9 How far are we going to go with removing symbols that have relevance to our country’s past? And how far are we going to stick our heads in the sand …

  • Understand historic names

    Page A9 Regarding Barb Brock’s June 29 letter: As a born and bred South Carolinian, I agree it is time to remove Confederate flags flying in America. Changing street names may be …

  • Country Homes beautified

    Page A9 In our weekly travels, we have the pleasure of driving along Country Homes Boulevard, viewing the recent plantings of hundreds of trees, shrubs and plants between Cedar and Wall streets. …

  • A tangled web

    Page A9 Whoever said, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive,” definitely had Rachel Dolezal in mind.

  • Both parties fueled crash

    Page A9 Ed Terhaar’s June 27 letter says the policies of President George W. Bush and his Republican Congress “engineered” the 2008 recession. Blame for that recession belongs to both major political …

  • Can we afford Snake dams?

    Page A9 Do you believe the four lower Snake River dams are critically important to the power supply of the Pacific Northwest? Here are facts derived from Bonneville Power Administration and Corps …

  • Let people choose identity

    Page A9 In this country, when you fill out a form, you can check whichever race you like. If you are 1/16 black, you can list yourself as black (once upon a …

  • Drop the labels

    Page A9 Frankly, I am fed up with all the labels. Why on earth are we required to check a box on a job application regarding our ethnicity? Why does it matter? …

  • Gun violence uniquely American

    Page A9 Another mass shooting (in Charleston, S.C.) has brought gun violence back into American debate. There are 32,000 gun-related deaths in the United States each year, and some 283 million guns …

July 3
  • Yes, it was about racism

    Page A11 Since the tragic mass murder in the Charleston church, I have been told I shouldn’t politicize the deaths by bringing up the possibility of racism. I am reminded the people …

  • Wright comparison is wrong

    Page A11 Reader Steve Clemens (June 17) argues that Col. George Wright’s treatment of Native Americans ultimately led to their living the life they lead today. Bully for him, but that is …

  • Secret Service has tough job

    Page A11 Before pointing too many fingers at our beleaguered Secret Service agency and its recent foibles, we should consider its success so far in its bottom line responsibility: to keep President …