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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.

July 4
  • Can we afford Snake dams?

    Page A9 Do you believe the four lower Snake River dams are critically important to the power supply of the Pacific Northwest? Here are facts derived from Bonneville Power Administration and Corps …

  • Let people choose identity

    Page A9 In this country, when you fill out a form, you can check whichever race you like. If you are 1/16 black, you can list yourself as black (once upon a …

  • Drop the labels

    Page A9 Frankly, I am fed up with all the labels. Why on earth are we required to check a box on a job application regarding our ethnicity? Why does it matter? …

  • Gun violence uniquely American

    Page A9 Another mass shooting (in Charleston, S.C.) has brought gun violence back into American debate. There are 32,000 gun-related deaths in the United States each year, and some 283 million guns …

July 3
  • Yes, it was about racism

    Page A11 Since the tragic mass murder in the Charleston church, I have been told I shouldn’t politicize the deaths by bringing up the possibility of racism. I am reminded the people …

  • Wright comparison is wrong

    Page A11 Reader Steve Clemens (June 17) argues that Col. George Wright’s treatment of Native Americans ultimately led to their living the life they lead today. Bully for him, but that is …

  • Secret Service has tough job

    Page A11 Before pointing too many fingers at our beleaguered Secret Service agency and its recent foibles, we should consider its success so far in its bottom line responsibility: to keep President …

  • Teachers aren’t sole factor

    Page A11 Regarding the June 22 letter from Bryan Davis, “Unions are the problem”:

July 2
  • ‘Black Like Me’ instructive

    Page A9 While attending the University of Texas, I was enrolled in a race relations class in spring semester 1963. Having moved to Texas from Minnesota, I was 18 years old and …

  • Blame Democrats for disaster

    Page A9 Sally Jackson (June 18) blames rising health insurance premiums on Republicans, claiming they voted against single-payer and made insurers the middle men. No Republican senator or representative voted for Obamacare. …

  • Follow law on pedestrians

    Page A9 I am fortunate to live near several parks and schools, and I walk nearly every day. While walking, I cross a few arterials and often feel like I am playing …

July 1
  • Jackson should do research

    Page A11 Sally Jackson (June 18) of Spokane seems to have forgotten that insurance premiums have been climbing since the implementation of Obamacare.

  • Trump not idiotic

    Page A11 I have never voted Republican, but I consider the Dana Milbank June 18 column on Donald Trump’s candidacy announcement unfair and misleading, both the cartoon and the column.

  • Suicide ruling suspicious

    Page A11 Regarding the fatal motorcycle versus Spokane Transit Authority bus accident: When I first heard it was ruled a suicide, I immediately thought that was odd. I was curious as to …

June 30
  • Convene grand jury

    Page A9 The request from the Spokane NAACP chapter to continue the investigation of the hate mail found in the chapter’s U.S. Postal Service box deserves a timely and affirmative response. The …

  • Keep flag or move forward?

    Page A9 As the Southern states come to vote on the issue of public display of the Confederate flag, I wonder if those voting consider that, while it is part of the …

  • Don’t blame Republicans

    Page A9 I’m confused. What did I miss? According to Sally Jackson (June 18), the current increase in health insurance premiums is due to the Republicans not allowing a single-payer system to …

  • Health care claim dubious

    Page A9 Sally’s Jackson’s June 18 letter, “High premiums GOP’s Fault,” is long on opinion but short on fact.

June 29
  • Remove offensive symbols

    Page A11 Eastern Washington University changed its mascot from Savages to Eagles 42 years ago. Several other universities with Indian mascots also changed. Someone angry, humiliated and frustrated launched the idea, and …

  • Dolezal’s efforts small

    Page A11 I take issue with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s statement in Time magazine in which he said, “Bottom line: The black community is better off because of her (Rachel Dolezal’s) efforts.”

June 28
  • McMorris Rodgers not for liberty

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ voting record speaks loudly.

  • Volunteer treated shabbily

    Page B9 I am appalled that Mayor David Condon and the city of Spokane have chosen to publically chastise, and demand the resignation of, committed volunteer members of the police oversight panel, …

  • Abandon counterinsurgency

    Page B9 “Lily Pad” bases may be established in Iraq. These would put American military personnel closer to ISIS. They would be supported by Iraqi troops who have consistently chosen flight over …

  • Children suffering from lead

    Page B9 We understand lead exposure limits. But what about the children who have elevated lead levels? Nothing is being done for their missed chance for a good life. That opportunity is …

  • Vestal trying to save values

    Page B9 Reading Shawn Vestal’s mea culpa in the June 17 paper was really interesting. He seemed to have a hard time understanding his dilemma. In my opinion, he chose to support …

  • Budget for education first

    Page B9 In his June 20 op-ed column, Stephen Eugster says that until the McCleary case came along none of the past legal actions addressing public school funding in Washington state had …

  • Why oppose casino?

    Page B9 This letter is in regards to the new casino that they are trying to get built in Airway Heights. It seems pretty obvious that the stalling process is being led …

  • Avoid Cruz solicitations

    Page B9 Would you like four robocalls per day? All you need to do is send one donation to Sen. Ted Cruz, as we initially did, and your phone will fill up …

  • Article unprofessional

    Page B9 Nina Culver’s June 20 article, “NAACP acknowledges fallout,” is worse than shoddy journalism. It is misleading and deceiving. I expect journalists to understand the issues and to present them clearly, …

June 27
  • French gets it right

    Page A11 I don’t believe I have ever agreed with anything Spokane County Commissioner Al French had said or done. That has now changed. French’s refusal to support fellow Commissioner Todd Mielke …