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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.

August 5
  • Stone left without ammo

    Page A13 Curtis Stone (July 25) presents himself as an authority while using half-truths to disparage gun controls. He says, “Gun ownership is high in Switzerland, but the Swiss have a low …

  • Policy on name-calling

    Page A13 The stated policy of The Spokesman-Review Roundtable is to not print name-calling opinions. Yet, there it is, July 25: You print a Michael Ramirez cartoon calling the Democratic candidates crazy …

  • Romania’s sad abortion story

    Page A13 Romanian decree 770. You know, when then-Romanian President Nick Ceausescu decided that there weren’t enough Romanians. He pumped up the birth rate by outlawing abortion. “The fetus is the property …

August 4
  • Playing by Trump rules

    Page A9 Hello, my name is Donald Trump, and I’m sitting at a formal family dinner. It’s October 1967, and a pilot by the name of John McCain is shot down and …

  • Unmarked cars dangerous

    Page A9 Shame on the Spokane County commissioners and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich for approving unmarked patrol cars. Is it not possible, or even probable, that this will lead to a tragedy? Think …

  • Then and Now enjoyable

    Page A9 I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the history feature that runs in the Monday paper. I’m a history buff and have spent a fair amount of …

  • Disappointed in GOP candidates

    Page A9 I was a Youth for Goldwater, and campaigned for President Reagan. Now, Donald Trump, a corpulent demi-god, is leading my beloved Republican Party. This racist draft dodger disses Sen. John …

August 3
  • Vestal set in concrete

    Page A7 Some people carry guns, some wield the pen. There is no doubt about which is the more powerful tool. In a July 22 letter, Steven Stuart of the Lightfoot Militia …

  • Service dogs misunderstood

    Page A7 Regarding the July 18 letter “Service animal law abused”:

August 2
  • Another PC witch hunt

    Page B9 Shawn Vestal’s politically correct witch hunt (July 22) reflects a trend that now warps the political left and attacks our individual freedoms. Attaching remote, unrelated examples of alleged racism to …

  • Trump doesn’t measure up

    Page B9 Mexicans as rapists. Sen. John McCain not being a war hero because he was shot down and captured during the Vietnam War. Who will be the next target in the …

  • When will GOP dump Trump?

    Page B9 Leonard Pitts is one of my favorite guest editorial columnists appearing in The Spokesman-Review. He is intelligent, clear in expressing his views and always precisely focused on relevant issues of …

  • He’s actually refreshing

    Page B9 Leonard Pitts must use a crystal ball to make predictions about Donald Trump’s certain failure in his bid for the Republican nomination and, ultimately, the presidency. Pitts’ authoritative bluster cloaked …

  • Seniors get poor treatment

    Page B9 I recently watched a PBS documentary on the future of our senior loved ones. Millions of families are trying to understand how they will afford care for the loved ones …

August 1
  • Abortion does kill

    Page A11 Gary Crooks (July 26) criticized the makers of the video about Planned Parenthood’s purported practice of profiting by the sale of aborted children’s body parts. Certainly it is reprehensible when …

  • Crooks overlooked killing

    Page A11 Gary Crooks overlooked (July 26) the most important aspect of the Planned Parenthood situation: The total lack of concern that they were discussing the killing and squashing of a baby …

  • Follow-up abortion questions

    Page A11 Gary Crooks (July 26) cites FactCheck.org’s summary statement on the first Planned Parenthood video as the last word: “It remains legal to donate tissue from a legally aborted fetus, and …

  • Citizens to benefit from Prop. 1

    Page A11 I support Proposition 1, the maintenance and operation levy for Spokane County Fire District 8. The levy will provide funding necessary to maintain fire protection and emergency medical services within …

  • Monkey on many backs

    Page A11 Admittedly, all I know about it is what I read in The Spokesman-Review, and what I see and hear on TV. As I understand it, Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing …

  • Kinnear prepared for council

    Page A11 As a resident of Spokane City Council District 2, I am hoping voters will elect Lori Kinnear for City Council. Lori has already put in the time it takes to …

  • Keep library as is

    Page A11 I love the Spokane Valley Library. I go there at least three times a week to relax, browse, read, borrow books, study, prepare sermons and review Spokane Valley City Council …

  • Vote yes on library issue

    Page A11 In a competitive world, communities move forward only with key elements in place. Great surroundings and hard-working people aren’t enough. Within the global economy, communities must have necessary infrastructure in …

  • Verduin clarifies positions

    Page A11 The race in District 3 is the most competitive for Spokane City Council, and I greatly appreciated the opportunity to share frank answers with the editorial board and earn their …

  • Stratton method half-baked

    Page A11 Karen Stratton is making political hay out of her recent effort to advocate for gender pay equity at Spokane City Hall. She is eager to take credit for leading the …

July 31
  • Hold jail accountable

    Page A9 Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke stated in a July 16 Spokesman-Review article that the Spokane County jail is not a triage center. This was in response to growing concerns with …

  • Kinnear is a great choice

    Page A9 It’s great to see Lori Kinnear running for Spokane City Council at long last. I first worked with Lori when she was council member Richard Rush’s aide, and was immediately …

  • Centrist needed for president

    Page A9 The recent nuclear deal with Iran and concurrent political furor pretty much cement this president’s legacy as The Great Divider. Whatever issue he promotes, whether it be health insurance, race …

July 30
  • Vote no on fire measure

    Page A11 Proposition 1 is asking for an additional tax that will increase the Fire District No. 8 levy 33 percent for property owners. I am writing to urge residents to research …

  • Support fire levy

    Page A11 I had the opportunity to participate in the May 30 Fire Ops 101 program hosted by Spokane County Fire District 8 and the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The program was …

  • Boost emergency services

    Page A11 I am writing today to voice my support for Proposition 1, the maintenance and operations levy for Spokane County Fire District 8. This levy will provide funding that I feel …