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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.

December 30
  • Fairy tales feed wolf fears

    Page A9 The wolf haters who paid to display those ridiculous billboards around Spokane that depict wolves as vicious killers must think the people of the Northwest are really stupid. It is …

December 29
  • Letting military down

    Page A7 I am constantly gratified by the outpouring of support for our veterans and active-duty military personnel, but at the same time I am concerned with congressional actions that undermine them. …

  • Calls for killing cops insane

    Page A7 Upside-down world: Just a few short years ago, people were wearing “NYPD” hats and shirts honoring the bravery and heroism of the New York police force. Now there is a …

  • Clicking tires irritating

    Page A7 As I go about my life and hear the “click, click, click” of studded tires on clear and mostly dry streets, I hope those who dutifully put on their studded …

December 28
  • Snake dredging foes deceptive

    Page B9 The Snake/Columbia river system is part of our national infrastructure, not unlike freeways. And like all federally operated systems, maintenance is part of the package. Dredging is simply the river’s …

  • Airlines play musical chairs

    Page B9 Ever tried to cash in those Saver Award Miles from the airlines, the ones you accumulate through purchases on a credit card? It isn’t easy.

  • Reactionaries abuse sacred texts

    Page B9 It has been both amusing and sad to follow the back and forth between various Christians regarding same-sex marriage and whether it is forbidden by the Bible or not.

  • Brothels protect sex workers

    Page B9 Not for nothing is the world’s oldest profession a survivor of countless proscriptions and aspersions.

  • Ethanol good two ways

    Page B9 Russ VanderWilde’s Dec. 21 letter contains serious misinformation relative to ethanol-blended motor fuels. Ethanol is a replacement for octane enhancer tetraethyl lead, an undisputed poison. It is also an extender …

  • Leaders will betray voters

    Page B9 I cannot get my head around the last election. My ballot came with many initiatives that most people – those who voted – voted for, and they passed.

  • Hats off to North Korean army

    Page B9 With the North Korean threats and cyberhacking, I find myself laughing every time I see the North Korean military marching in robotic goose step with those gigantic hats. They remind …

  • Money bought I-594 victory

    Page B9 Don Brockett wrote a common sense letter (Dec. 20) regarding a very vague and politically fueled Initiative 594, with big money from Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, etc., that …

  • Knezovich shows leadership

    Page B9 Rep. Matt Shea is an expert in creating conspiracies, and it was laughable to see him call someone else a “bully” in the Dec. 21 paper, stating, “Nothing terrifies a …

  • Work at Lakeland Village tough

    Page B9 I agree with Mary Beth Thompson, “Lakeland Village needed” (Dec. 10). I worked at Lakeland Village for 20 years, and it is not an easy job.

  • Obama has weakened America

    Page B9 In 1978, Jim Jones, head of a religious sect in Jonestown, Guyana, convinced his flock to commit suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid, killing 918 men, women and children. From 1933-1944, …

December 27
  • Lakeland care admirable

    Page A11 I used to work at Lakeland Village. I wrote its newsletter. I have published stories of the clients’ involvement with the community as well as each other. I believe Mary …

  • Obey police, avoid shooting

    Page A11 Letter authors Kathy Pintler and Jerzy Slobodow (Dec. 15) have no idea what they are talking about. They are, of course, entitled to their opinions even though not based in …

  • Grand Hotel a lifeless form

    Page A11 Connor Dinnison’s Dec. 20 letter regarding the new Grand Hotel Spokane across from the Civic Center is on target. It’s just a box, a lifeless shape, that downtown Spokane doesn’t …

  • Billboards disgraceful

    Page A11 Thank you, Ron Reed, for presenting the true picture of wolves in your Dec. 13 column. Eastern and Gonzaga universities are honored by your courageous expression of the truth about …

  • Torture a shame on America

    Page A11 We Americans have now been found guilty of inflicting unbelievable agony, sometimes fatal, upon fellow human beings, and those persons responsible for the torture are claiming that it was successful. …

December 26
  • Torture just one CIA abuse

    Page A9 Much of the news lately has been about the “Torture Report” and the role of the CIA in its operation. It was unbelievable; the inhuman methods used to treat prisoners. …

  • ABLE Act self-serving

    Page A9 In sponsoring the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers found her inner liberal. Struggling parents with disabled kids can set up tax-exempt savings accounts to cover …

  • Demonstrator acts offensive

    Page A9 If you believe the current acts of demonstrators are acceptable behavior, then you are mistaken. The behavior should be labeled what it really is: vandalism, destruction of innocent people’s property. …

December 25
  • No holidays without Christians

    Page A13 Political correctness and the non-Christian holiday disturb me. The only reason these are holidays is because of Christians. Christmas is now winter break, but without celebrating Christmas there isn’t a …

  • ‘The Interview’ should offend all

    Page A13 The simplistic reduction of the Sony Pictures debacle to an issue of creative freedom misses the point. Imagine, were the North Koreans to release a major motion picture about a …

  • Cameras the answer

    Page A13 Good cop/bad cop; it does not matter which a citizen might encounter. When a policeman tells you to do something, you do it. If there is a dispute of police …

  • Apology for torture

    Page A13 More than simply banning the planning for pain and suffering, the city of Spokane could and should issue an official apology to all who suffered as a result of the …

December 24
  • Tortured logic exposed

    Page A11 When the George W. Bush administration’s CIA torture regime was first exposed several years ago, the better minds on the right tried to justify the abuses within the abstract framework …

  • Cartoon within bounds

    Page A11 I read Rich Jennings’ Dec. 14 letter in which he shared his disgust with The Spokesman-Review for publishing the cartoon showing a police car with kill tallies painted on the …

  • Billboards disgraceful

    Page A11 Thank you, Ron Reed, for presenting the true picture of wolves in your Dec. 13 column. Eastern and Gonzaga universities are honored by your courageous expression of the truth about …