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SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018

If you don't like what you hear

Recently I have heard our president referring to the mass media as "an enemy of the people." I am fairly certain that his education did not include the plays of the Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen.

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Lisa Brown and communism

I don't understand what the big deal is regarding Lisa Brown's attraction to communism. After all, communism only killed 100 million people. Let's give it another chance!John RobisonSpokane

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McCain makes us reflect

The funeral of John McCain gives us a chance to reevaluate ourselves.We have lost not only a great American patriot, hero and statesman, but also a man so vividly described in the loving, heartbroken tribute to a father by a ...

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Override Condon's veto

The Spokane City Council should override Mayor Condon's veto of the 100 percent renewable electricity ordinance. The veto is neither environmentally nor financially responsible.Condon's explanations of his veto never once mentioned climate change. It is as if he does not ...

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Shoot first, question later

Let me preface this with my statement that I have a respect for most law enforcement and realize they have a dangerous and difficult job. I have many friends who are officers in the Sheriff's Department as well as Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights, and spent several years in the S.C.O.P.E. program.

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Sign theft a real danger

Yikes! What kind of person would leave sharp metal spears in another person's front yard?A running child could be severely injured. I was deadheading flowers and pulling weeds when I almost stabbed myself with two nearly invisible metal posts meant ...

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Thanks, but no thanks, Lisa

Reading Lisa Brown's opinion article over the weekend ("I'll protect our democratic institutions," Sept. 2), I kept thinking, you must be kidding.Lisa claims she wants to protect our democratic institutions. This is the same politician who sued her own constituents ...

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To honor McCain

On Sept. 1, President Obama delivered a deeply thoughtful, inspiring eulogy of John McCain. It was the type of statesman-like oration that has been sadly lacking in this current administration. He spoke of his deep admiration of a man who was always willing to buck his own Republican party, work across the aisle and to be his own man.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2018

Brown's claim doubtful

In Lisa Brown's Sept. 2, 2018, guest opinion in the Spokesman-Review titled "I'll protect our democratic institutions," she describes the coming of age of her political views.She talks of the Vietnam war and the civil rights movement. She fails to ...

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Obama, Bush speak for American values

John McCain's funeral united former presidents in a call for shared American values. A conservative columnist misses Obama's "seriousness, dignity and dedication to ideals larger than self." Liberals miss the relative eloquence and good intentions of George W. Bush. That's how bizarre the world is today. But there is hope.

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Steve Johnson knows our county

Vote for Steve Johnson for Bonner County commissioner this November.Steve is a lifetime resident of Bonner County. He spent 41 years in the public schools as an elementary and high school teacher and principal. He was also a businessman, farmer, ...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018

Brown the rational choice

While Trumpism and its grim pall is with us I believe Lisa Brown is the only rational choice to represent me in Congress.But even with no Trump, Lisa far outpoints her opponent on the big issues. For example, on Social ...

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More on 911 center

Rebecca White's well-written comprehensive article last Thursday ("Pushback over hire of new 911 director," Aug 30) covered a thorny topic that has multiple layers. As one of the people quoted in the article, I'd like to add a few points:

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Think beyond 'develop'

Amazon's project on the West Plains gives me PTSD flashbacks.I have lived in several nice towns that celebrated being discovered by large corporations. We couldn't believe our good fortune. Those big companies chose us! It reminds me of a naive ...

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Imagine the nightmare

Imagine you and your family are on an outing to Canada. When you arrive, Canadian Customs is closed but you drive into town for dinner anyway.Suddenly, you are arrested for illegal entry. Your children are taken here, your spouse there; ...

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Bird is the word

If you had been standing in our kitchen this morning and looked out the south-facing windows, you might have seen a large hawk perched atop a tall grape stake fence. ...