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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.

March 3
  • Mosul plan won’t work

    Page A9 The Obama administration’s announcement of the plan to retake Mosul from ISIS in April or May defies logic. It’s a good thing Obama wasn’t president during the D-Day invasion. We …

  • U.S. slowly being cooked

    Page A9 If you place a frog in a pot of hot water, it will jump out. If that frog is put into cold water and slowly heated up, it will be …

March 2
  • Alternative plan inadequate

    Page A7 Bill Johns (Feb. 20) has argued that renovations to Cheney High School can be accomplished for $11.65 million. He presented this option to the Citizens’ Committee, Cheney School District board, …

  • Either/or thinking foolish

    Page A7 Many, many people in the last century became lost in the land of either/or. Such a foolish position to be shackled to. “Either we get rid of Iraq’s weapons of …

March 1
  • I-90 merge is dangerous

    Page B11 The population and, thus, the traffic in southwest Spokane is growing. Anyone living in Eagle Ridge, Qualchan Hills or the Ridge at Hangman must drive U.S. 195 to the Interstate …

  • Latter-day Vanderbilts

    Page B11 William Henry Vanderbilt in 1882 said, “The public be damned!” and his statement has apparently become the rallying cry of our Republican legislators.

  • Drive without studs

    Page B11 Looking back on the winter that we have had, it seems like it might be a good year for people with studded tires to take them off early. Since there …

  • Support true oil train bill

    Page B11 Take a quick tour around our region: Businesses, entrepreneurs and citizens are betting big on the Inland Northwest. So let’s not gamble with oil train safety in our state. This …

  • Vaccination works

    Page B11 I left Spokane for Coeur d’Alene, and since then I have watched Spokane’s elections. I have always found these elections amusing, until now. Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan said he …

  • Avert gaze, save money

    Page B11 I have a great solution for the moms and community members who have a problem with so-called too-naked baristas: Don’t patronize their places of business. This would eliminate an unneeded …

February 28
  • Make ‘family friendly’ normal

    Page A11 Is it just me or does anyone else see the concept of a “family friendly” lane in the grocery stores to be bizarre and indicative of where we are at …

  • Encourage teen work

    Page A11 Sen. Michael Baumgartner is so right.

  • Without an ISIS plan

    Page A11 I am getting a little tired of all of the criticism of President Obama and his plan for defeating ISIS. As the murders and beheadings continue, so does the criticism.

  • Davis right on med school

    Page A11 This note is composed to express my appreciation and full support for Skip Davis’ Feb. 22 op-ed analysis and proposal for medical education and patient services in the vast Northwest …

  • Bargain with transparency

    Page A11 Dave Scoville’s Feb. 26 letter, “Put wage data in context,” questioned the utility of publicizing the pay of Spokane city employees, and celebrated the notion that under healthy collective bargaining …

February 27
  • Fagan should be removed

    Page A9 I have never agreed with Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart on anything. However, when he said Councilman Mike Fagan (formally known as weasel) should be removed from his seat …

  • Fagan a voice of caution

    Page A9 The only thing missing from the campaign attacking Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan over his stance on vaccination, which was instigated by Council President Ben Stuckart and further exacerbated by …

  • Invest with moral compass

    Page A9 The Feb. 15 Motley Fool column in the Spokesman-Review suggested that income-seeking investors consider Philip Morris International. My initial reaction was that investors who seek such income have the moral …

  • Be quiet about attack

    Page A9 Why in the name of all that’s idiotic would you announce a would-be ISIS-ousting attack on Mosul and details about troop numbers two months ahead of time? Or, wait, it’s …

February 26
  • Put wage data in context

    Page A9 I found the article on city pay on the Feb. 15 front page troublesome on multiple levels. While I realize that this information is a matter of public record, I …

  • Nature upgrades

    Page A9 I suggest the lower wild bird population surviving cold winters represent survival of the fittest.

  • Imagine less adulation

    Page A9 Criticism of President Barack Obama for noting that Christianity, as well as Islam, has used religion to justify violence ignores a deeper issue.

  • ‘Buy American’ the solution

    Page A9 The West Coast shipping slowdown exposed a major vulnerability in our current economy. We heard from the business community that the dispute prevented supplies from reaching store shelves and manufacturing …

February 25
  • Take a break, enjoy nature

    Page A9 How many times have we as Americans just stopped what we were doing and admired the beautiful places that we all call home? Spokane is a lovely place where people …

  • SFCC news brings smile

    Page A9 I smiled as I read the Feb. 13 editorial praising Spokane Falls Community College for offering a four-year applied science baccalaureate degree in the field of computing.

February 24
  • Energy taxes the worst

    Page A9 After campaigning on a platform of no new taxes, Gov. Jay Inslee has conveniently forgotten his campaign promises.

  • Expanded preschool crucial

    Page A9 I am writing in response to the wonderful article from Dec. 28, “Low-income kids boosted by preschool, study finds.”

  • Support rail-safety bills

    Page A9 Trains transporting oil cross through Spokane many times a day, at great risk to our citizens and environment. The public safety and environmental implications of one accident occurring in downtown …

February 23
  • We need the oil

    Page A9 Amazing is the theory that blocking the Keystone XL pipeline will stop the drilling and production of tar-sands oil. The only difference is whether the oil moves to the south …

  • Are we creating enemies?

    Page A9 Four weeks reading the internationally oriented, Taipei-based China Post while visiting family in Taiwan rekindled musings on the fundamental question of whether U.S. Middle East military action creates more terrorists …