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SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017

SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017

Lilac Festival meaningful

As past royalty of the Lilac Court, I was disappointed in the recent article on the festival. The writer did not get an appropriate representation on what the festival means to its many members. Girls are made well aware of the time commitment before they even go out for court.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017

Marchers will be vigilant

Thank you, Leonard Pitts. I and the millions who marched Jan. 21 will "retain our sense of outrage." Apathy and resignation will not seep into this movement to protect the democracy that we have all cherished but may have taken for granted. I stood in that crowd for several hours on Saturday, reading handmade signs, from a 7-year-old, which said, "No One Likes A Bully," to a 70-year-old with a sign reading, "Make America Think Again!"

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SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017

Messages to president

I sent a "reflection to the president" on whitehouse.gov after hearing ordered an investigation about the "millions" of fraudulent votes. I told him doing the investigation was an awesome idea. It should be nonpartisan, independent and reputable.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017

Pay it forward

As graduates of EWU and 49 years as community members of Cheney, we support the new school bond proposal. We chose to live here and raise our family in this town in large part due to the excellent educational system provided for our children.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017

Spokanites have heart

In these times when we don't hear a lot of encouraging news, I see so much good. Spokane people are always opening their hearts and wallets to people in need. My neighbors are a great example of this and how they help each other.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017

Vote against school bond

I urge all voters in the Cheney School District to vote against the $52 million, 21-year bond proposal again. It will be on the Feb. 14 ballot. I have lived in Cheney and been a property owner for more than 50 years. The voters in the Cheney School District have been very generous and supported almost all bond and levy proposals in the past; CSD recently built one new grade school and two new middle schools thanks to the voters.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017

SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017

Bond ignores Airway Heights

The Airway Heights area only has one school. Sunset Elementary was built in 1951, belongs to Cheney School District and is the oldest school in the district. There is no a middle school or high school in this community. Not one school has been added to this area for 66 years.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017

Cheney bond imperative

I am the mother of two daughters who graduated from the Cheney School District. I'm writing in support of the upcoming bond measure.This bond will pay associated costs of expanding and renovating Cheney High School, Sunset Elementary, Windsor Elementary and ...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017

Murray should resign

My wife and I are retired residents of Spokane, having spent most of our working years in Fairbanks, Alaska. We were both mostly non-political, but voted generally Democratic until President Johnson fouled up Vietnam so bad we could not continue. I served there.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017

My concerns as a woman

Stephanie Cates, chairwoman of the Spokane County Republican Party, was quoted as being curious about what rights women think are going to be taken away.My concerns: 1. Keep the right to choose an abortion. 2. Women should not lose health ...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017

Social ills trash Seattle

My wife and I have just returned from a drive over to Seattle. We hadn't been there in awhile so the area's change was alarmingly stark. What used to be a bright spot in our state has turned into a garbage dump.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017

Thanks to organizers

Thank you to the organizers of the Women's March on Spokane, Jan. 21. I am so glad the turnout was more than expected. And thank you to the participants who marched with us. Ninety-nine percent of success is showing up, and you did.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017

End death penalty for all

I find it strange that the Washington Legislature is considering abolishing the death penalty for the criminal population, but the federal government plans to continue the death penalty for our innocent pre-born children.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017

Forgetting Lady Liberty

The plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty reads, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

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FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017

Opponents have chutzpah

Let me see if I understand. A bunch of people, who supported a candidate who lost the recent election, are demanding that the new president implement their failed agenda rather than the one that got him elected. I believe that is called chutzpah.

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