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The Spokane I love

Having just reread Paul Turner's article for Feb. 10, I didn't like it any better than the first time I read it. Why waste time and space comparing Spokane to Seattle or anywhere else? There is an old saying: "Comparisons are odious." According to Webster, "odious" means "arousing or deserving hatred or loathing, disgusting; offensive."

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Change citizenship laws

The liberal Democratic open border policy, practiced for decades by the U.S., is largely responsible for the illegal alien (undocumented immigrant) problem in the U.S. today.
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Changes I’ve seen

I have lived and worked in Idaho since I was 4 years old when my parents moved to Idaho. Now I am over 70 and have witnessed lots of change in Idaho and the USA.
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Death only for some

I want to make sure I understand. The Washington state Supreme Court struck down the death penalty. The Washington state Senate has voted to remove the death penalty. The governor has said that he would sign the measure if it comes to his desk. So if this vote passes, a convicted guilty murderer will not receive the death penalty, but the death penalty will still be legal for an innocent, unborn child. Am I missing something?
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Ethno-state of Liberty

Washingtonians should be very alarmed by Stravo Lukos' letter ("What Liberty could be," Feb. 23) concerning the establishment of a "Liberty" state.
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GOP is the problem

Alas, I was once a Republican, but no longer. Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein summed it up in their article "Let's Face It: The Republicans Are the Problem." Their assessment was that "The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition."
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Immigrant contributions overlooked

The animosity expressed by tone of voice, facial expressions and questions about undocumented people (i.e., illegal aliens) at political meetings amazes me. I attended a Conversations with Cathy meeting in Medical Lake in October 2018 when disdain for the undocumented was expressed by one woman who shouted out "Build that Wall" and others appeared to agree.
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Legal immigrants welcome

President Reagan once said, "... the simple truth is that we've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive."
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Liberal irony

Liberals were quick to jump all over the attack on Jussie Smollett, and as always the blame settled on President Trump.
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Reason for hope

Jim Wavada's excellent Feb. 27 letter to the editor ("Oversight at last") celebrates the possibility that Democratic control of the House of Representatives will result in overdue accountability for Republican debacles that have been whitewashed over the past two years.
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Republican fiscal conservatism

The Treasury Department recently reported that the total national debt now stands at $22.01 trillion, up from the $19.95 trillion when President Trump took office in January of 2017, or roughly a 10 percent increase! How do our political leaders plan on reducing this obscene debt that continues to grow?
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Roundabouts easy to hate

Your article, "Survey: Most Oregon, Washington drivers OK with roundabouts" (Feb. 24), about how most people love roundabouts was fantasy. About like the polls showing Hillary beating Donald. All anyone has to do to hate roundabouts is to drive south on Highway 2 through the terrifying Costco two-lane roundabout.
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Schultz’s ego

The recent announcement by Howard Schultz of his candidacy for president displays another individual who feels entitled to our nation's most important job on the mere basis of being a wealthy businessman.
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We’re better than this

Once again the circus comes to town in our nation's capital as Michael Cohen is called a liar in the oh-so-many ways they can find to call him out.
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West Side taxing everything

Yesterday we got our license renewal for our car. Not $35 but $88. On that is $48 for miscellaneous items. Then I opened the paper to see that the West Side of the state (Democrats) are at it again. They want to raise gas taxes and license fees again to help pay for the west side. It's bad enough that people have to drive over to state lines to buy gas.
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Why not proud?

I am responding to Mr. Leon's Feb. 22 letter ("No longer as proud"). I was disturbed to read he is no longer proud and would not die for this president. Why such hate?
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Work together for wildlife

Wildlife program director with the Lands Council and guest opinion writer Chris Bachman treks a good course. In the "Wolf We Feed" (Feb. 19, 2019), he addresses the wildlife/livestock crisis pertaining to the increased aggression by the wolves. It's an informative piece lending itself to demonstrate how difficult a task it is to form a team of people coming from diverse viewpoints, namely the conservationists and the agricultural community.

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