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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.

September 28
  • The ’50s were the best

    Page B9 “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics” is the well-known saying. The editorial writer’s attempt to infer anything positive in comparing 1957’s “shocking” teen pregnancy rate of 96.3 per thousand …

  • Support this team

    Page B9 Few words today are as overused as “team” but fewer still are as vital to success as creating a fully functioning team with each member contributing their strengths while covering …

  • GOP pulls punches

    Page B9 I see Republicans failing to win the Senate in November the same way they lost the last two presidential races: by not fighting for America.

  • Seeking a peace partner

    Page B9 Thank you for providing the viewpoints on the Arab-Israeli conflict (“Pursuit of Peace: Where To Go From Here,” Sept. 13). Abdallah Amr suggests that Israel has no incentive to achieve …

September 27
  • She is a leader

    Page B5 Richard Magney’s Sept. 6 letter shows the difficult situation faced by so many women in leadership roles in politics and in business. Women-haters cannot accept that women are not mouthpieces …

  • Re-elect McMorris Rodgers

    Page B5 I want to thank Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her message to women about empowerment and individual treatment instead of expanding government. The Republican Party supports women as mothers, women …

  • Will miss Dr. Moyer

    Page B5 Our family was sad to hear the news of the death of Dr. John Moyer. John was a lovely man who understood what it meant to be a public servant. …

  • Thank you, Mr. President

    Page B5 If President Obama were to cure the common cold, I believe his opponents would denounce him for killing the cold care industry. Disagreeing with any president is our democratic right. …

  • Elect educator Jones

    Page B5 Idahoans have an opportunity to elect a new superintendent of public instruction, and the choices couldn’t be clearer: More of Tom Luna’s ill-advised “Luna Laws” under Sherri Ybarra, or a …

  • Health career an asset

    Page B5 I support Mary Lou Johnson to be our next Spokane County commissioner.

  • Fortunate to have sheriff

    Page B5 Going back to his first days in office, it was apparent Ozzie Knezovich held a high moral standard and work ethic. I continue to realize and appreciate how fortunate we …

September 26
  • Losing humanitarianism

    Page A13 I am disgusted by our handling of the growing immigration epidemic at our southern border. Unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America, are arriving after enduring weeks of horrible experiences. I …

  • Need new solutions

    Page A13 Addressing and solving the problem of ISIS is crucial to U.S. democracy, to stability in our world. News that the U.S. wants once again to lead with a military solution …

  • Retain Judge Tviet

    Page A13 Are elected positions bought? Are they obtained by buying campaign advertisements with misleading information and slanderous negativity toward their opponent? I hope not. If one truly does an evaluation of …

September 25
  • A lot of ifs

    Page A9 If you believed that President Barack Obama, who as a community organizer from Chicago accomplished nothing, and was so proud of his accomplishments in college that his transcripts are sealed …

  • Poor timing on article

    Page A9 A classic cliché states, “Timing is everything.” Well, the “American Profile” supplement in a recent Spokesman-Review is a great example of blown timing. The fluff piece interview in the “Upfront” …

  • Military misused

    Page A9 I see in the newspaper (Sept. 16, “U.S. military to fight Ebola”) that President Obama is sending 3,000 military personnel to help with the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Is that …

  • Not impressed with education

    Page A9 Sorry, I was not impressed by the announcement of only five National Merit Semifinalists in all of Spokane County. I was one of two semifinalists and two finalists in a …

September 24
  • Don’t withhold vaccinations

    Page A13 Many young parents today have no direct knowledge of the frightening and painful experiences a child has with the gasping and choking of whooping cough, which lasts for weeks, or …

  • Beggs for reforms

    Page A13 I urge careful attention to the ideas of Breean Beggs, candidate for county prosecutor. He’s highly qualified to lead the justice system improvements detailed in the official “Blueprint for Reform.” …

  • Vote for accountability

    Page A13 I’m concerned that our current prosecutor’s office has been poorly supervised in order for the recent prosecutor-bikini-conspiracy debacle to happen in the first place. I think there’s usually some indication …

September 23
  • It is an election

    Page A11 On Sept. 12, Judy Lamont warned readers that she “believes there is an organized effort to defeat (Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers) in the coming election … that may influence the …

  • Math not taught properly

    Page A11 Regarding “Math skills come from memory” (Aug. 26):

  • Don’t move plaza

    Page A11 A brouhaha stirs the downtown business community over the presence of the centrally-located bus plaza. After years of planning to upgrade this facility and receiving funding to do so, instigators …

September 22
  • Growing depravity

    Page A9 On Sunday, Sept. 14, an astute observation was made in a letter from Ken Campbell concerning terminology. It may have sounded like he was nitpicking over words. However, the behavior …

  • Students need Jones

    Page A9 In 2006, 543,184 votes were cast for Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction. Tom Luna received 11,158 more votes than Jana Jones. We elected the wrong person. The future of Idaho …

September 21
  • Pakootas understands conflict

    Page B11 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ canned email response to my concerns about the current Israeli-Palestinian armed conflict reflects her alarming lack of understanding of the bases of the conflict and a …

  • Kudos to Romero

    Page B11 If Rick Romero is even half as good as your article (Sept. 14) implies, we need more like him in all levels of government including public education. Hats off to …

  • Stopped truck in bad spot

    Page B11 As a chemical engineer with experience in handling highly toxic and explosive chemicals, I am writing this letter for the good of the community. Stopping a truck at the state …

  • Consequences of targeting ISIL

    Page B11 I am disappointed at the logic shown by some pundits and common folks quoted in articles calling for annihilation of ISIL, a fledgling state/terrorist group in Mesopotamia.