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Vote Lucas, from someone who knows

As Dave Lucas' mother, I would like to share why I (obviously) think he is perfect to represent Spokane as state representative, District 3, Position 2.

I-1631 a call to duty

During an outstanding performance by the U.S. Army Field Band Monday evening, band leaders reminded the audience that what brings us together as a nation is stronger than what divides us. When you cast your ballot for Initiative 1631 concerning pollution, please consider the good of our nation and your fellow Americans.

Sorensen is committed

Laurene Sorensen is running for Idaho House seat 5-B. Her credentials are impressive: A bachelor's degree from Oberlin College, master's from Columbia, law degree from Georgetown.

We need more “Principal Franks”

I applaud Principal Laura Franks for taking action against a very unruly child ("Roosevelt principal resigned after 'swat'," Oct. 20).

Cox is the only choice

Thank goodness this latest season of politics is winding down. It's a shame to see the nastiness from the federal level all the way to county races. When choosing to avoid the muck, the clear choice is to vote for Trina Cox for Stevens County treasurer – because she is one of the few honest candidates.

I-1631, for our children

I am a local pediatric emergency physician and president of the board of directors of The Lands Council.

Schools are our backbone

Public schools are the backbone of a successful community and strong economy. I am the product of public school, I was a public school teacher, and I send my three children to public school. That is why voting yes on the Schools and Libraries Bonds is the easiest choice I've ever made, especially since my tax rate will go down.

Tax reform misrepresented

I'm frustrated at the frequent misrepresentation of the recent tax reform. Congressional candidate Lisa Brown repeatedly claims that 80 percent of the tax reduction went to high-income earners. The reality is very different, as I know from firsthand experience.

A new sheriff in town

After reading the Oct. 11 newspaper article about Craig Johnson from Wyoming, I have to warn Sheriff Ozzie that there's a new sheriff in town, and this sheriff "embodies the best qualities of police work: compassion, intelligence, determination and a keen sense of ethics." Thank you very much!

Brown a new voice, energy

Lisa Brown was the chancellor of WSU Spokane when I first started at WSU as a clinical professor. She is a pragmatic, clear thinker and an exceptional listener. She is focused on using her economics background to solve problems while practicing her core beliefs in civility and working across the aisle to solve problems.

Can’t send in the Marines

I was born in Shanghai, China, to missionary parents in 1939. We escaped the Japanese in 1944 by flying over "the hump" into India and hopping a troop ship.

Cummings a community leader

As a voting resident in the 4th Legislative District, I've got a choice to make for the House Legislative seat, Position 1. For the past eight years I have been embarrassed and frustrated by the holder of that seat.

Dangers of ‘safe storage’ laws

First, remind yourself that some of the big-money contributors behind this likely unconstitutional nonsense have 24/7 armed security, of which they would gladly deprive you!

FABMs are effective

This letter is written in response to "Policy likely to widen 'contraception deserts'," (Oct. 4, 2018).

Frank still inspirational

I continue decades of respect for Jim Frank, now with his current bus pass program ("Frank ponies up for 1,600 bus passes," Oct. 8, 2018) as an effort to alter our love affair with the automobile.

I miss the GOP

"You are defined by the company you keep."

Lewis is what we need

From the first time I heard Jessa Lewis ask for support in her run for state senator in the 6th Legislative District in a talk given in Airway Heights I was almost stunned. I remember thinking, "This woman will succeed at whatever she sets her mind to."

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