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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.

January 13
  • Can’t find a physician

    I grew up in Spokane and have returned after 35 years in New York. I was able to get health insurance, but no doctor will accept it. Although the Washington …

  • Resolution skirts input

    As a longtime resident of the city of Spokane Valley, I am deep troubled by Councilman Ed Pace’s anti-sanctuary resolution. The way in which the resolution was passed was most …

January 12
  • Landscaping a key

    I agree with the resolution that Amanda Parrish mentioned in the Dec. 27 The Spokesman Review (“2016 Wish List”). Parrish is the watershed program manager for the Lands Council. She …

  • Pass sick/safe leave

    Now that the elections are over, it is time for the Spokane City Council to vote on an earned sick and safe leave policy. As a member of the working …

  • Help end gridlock

    Another election is behind us and a major one looms this fall. Most folks reading this will agree that according to Gallup, there is a 16 percent approval rating for …

January 11
  • Trump has no solutions

    I am in complete agreement with Mikel Stevenson’s Jan. 5 letter, “History eludes Trump.”

  • Is ‘thank you’ extinct?

    Have you ever noticed how many retail clerks have a difficult time with two words after your purchase? So they substitute them for “have a good one.” Good one what? …

  • Background checks reasonable

    I recently purchased my first and, hopefully, last firearm. I fell on the side of needing it and not having it, and I pray that I never have to fire …

January 10
  • Radical imams foment hate

    Three hundred reasons why the radical Muslims hate us: One: The radical imams teaching hate and jihad instead of acceptance and love of all men.

  • Testing doesn’t add up

    Regarding “State’s student exam rates not up to par, feds warn (Dec. 31)”: As noted, the U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold funding from Washington schools with less …

  • Occupiers are terrorists

    Are the bully boys currently occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon terrorists? Yes, and here’s why.

  • Rights eroding

    It is truly sad to see this puppet president pandering to the anti-freedom crowd, with fake tears no less, talking about how the government must do more to control guns …

  • Religious freedom lost

    I am not a doomsday proponent, but the recent ruling by a Massachusetts’s court that a Catholic school must hire a gay job applicant certainly signals the end of religious …

January 9
  • Treaty rights can be annulled

    I read the well-written Jan. 3 editorial, which mentions the Boldt decision about

  • Electorate changing

    There is a major change occurring this election year; the realization that the majority in this country is becoming the minority. It goes by many names: immigration, race, religious beliefs, …

  • Risch getting work done

    Dave Olivieria quoted someone as saying that Sen. Jim Risch was so quiet that the writer didn’t know the senator was still in office.

  • Where’s the SS outcry?

    It’s amazing that no major outcry has come from retirees like us! Like us, millions depend on Social Security checks monthly to be able to pay bills. Now, the cost-of-living …

January 7
  • TPP a corporate coup

    No reasonable citizen is opposed to international trade. However, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) contains a poison pill called Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) that will have the power to override …

  • Israel reports irksome

    Your large, blaring Jan. 4 headline on page 4 describing Jewish extremists in Israel being charged for an arson attack six months ago unintentionally (I assume) explains the absence of …

  • Amend government

    Government is the highest form of community. It’s our collective effort to develop a system so we can all get along. It’s not perfect by any means. It constantly needs …

January 6
  • Carter issued a ban

    I’m sure this is information you do not want your readers to know, but in 1980 President Jimmy Carter banned Iranians from entering the United States. Remember the hostage situation? …

  • What about other candidates?

    I am getting sick and tired of reading and hearing about Donald Trump and not being informed about what any of the other candidates are saying. Trump gets free media …

  • Try another perspective

    If Dorothy Carter, who in her Dec. 29 letter called on Muslim imams to condemn jihadists, would only go to a mosque to hear what is actually being “preached” by …

January 5
  • History eludes Trump

    Some of Donald Trump’s statements, in particular the one banning Muslims from entering the United States, have generated quite a response. Some have asked for particulars in implementing his “policy.”

  • Ordinance unnecessary

    There is no mandate in our Spokane City Charter requiring the City Council to act as a union boss on behalf of employees. The proposed earned sick and safe leave …

  • Homeland terrorism overlooked

    Our federal government can wage war against terrorists in foreign lands with our military might. Our federal agents can hound Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge for owning an illegal short-barreled …

January 4
  • Lies kill people

    Planned Parenthood, the staffers working there, and the patients who rely upon them for health care have been done more than an inconvenient disservice with the lies created by a …

  • Follow lighted path

    Fear. Hate.

January 3
  • Ramirez shows true colors

    What? Michael Ramirez dissing a Republican? Best Christmas present ever! Of course, there has been scant proof of any of the accusations against Russian President Vladimir Putin contained in the …

  • Mass shootings a concern

    I have read the Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, “Mass Murder with Firearms: Incidents and Victims, 1999-2013,” referenced by Tom Stanton in his Dec. 27 letter to the editor, and …