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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.

November 9
  • Moral, religious grounds

    Page B9 Conscientious objectors are excused from serving in the military in any capacity, even in time of war. A conscientious objector is defined as “a person who refuses to serve in …

November 8
  • Honor the tribe

    Page B5 During the 1994 dedication of the library building next to the Spokane Falls, tribal leader Peter Campbell shared words that reminded those in attendance of the importance of recognizing the …

  • Three thanks to paper

    Page B5 Yes, Spokesman-Review, I agree with your Oct. 23 editorial urging Spokane City Council members not to hide behind the 2005 preservation of historical buildings ordinance and forgo any action. Indeed, …

  • No sense of direction

    Page B5 On Nov. 1, The Spokesman-Review ran an article in the Today section titled “Poetic Spokane.” All illustration photos used were file photos. Obviously, someone wasn’t paying attention. Dan Morris’ “watching …

  • Drawing to a close

    Page B5 It will be refreshing when we elect a new president for the simple reason that cartoonist Michael Ramirez will run out of material.

  • Seniors disregarded

    Page B5 When I read in the Oct. 19 Spokesman-Review that we seniors are likely to get less than a 2 percent raise on our Social Security again this year, I was …

  • Threat from within

    Page B5 Conservatives have been successful over the last few decades at eroding the public’s faith in government and government institutions, in part by their constant berating and never-ending negative campaigning against …

  • Wolf program mismanaged

    Page B5 I find myself laughing at how very dumb Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are for letting the tree huggers and wolf petters dictate the wolf program.

  • Waste deal stinks

    Page B5 When the Spokane Valley City Council decided to abandon the Spokane County transfer station and recycling facility in favor of Sunshine, it smelled bad. It smells even worse now that …

  • Quarantine politicians

    Page B5 Isn’t it amazing that those who preach freedom from government control are among the most controlling? I think about the nurse who put her life on the line to help …

  • Guns and Ebola

    Page B5 More than 30,000 people die from guns every year while the right wing follows the gun industry’s marching orders. While over 70 percent of National Rifle Association members want universal …

November 7
  • Immigration and jobs

    Page A13 Who do you think should get the next United States jobs?

  • Oil train coverage biased

    Page A13 I was disappointed in the bias presented in your front-page article (Oct. 29) on the Washington Department of Ecology hearing about the impending increase in oil train traffic. While you …

  • S-R could be more

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review’s Oct. 22 article “Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor who led Watergate coverage, dies” mentions how Publisher Katharine Graham wanted to bring new life to the small town Washington …

November 6
  • Spokane landmarks?

    Page A11 Athens has the Acropolis. Rome has the Colosseum. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. Beijing has the Forbidden City. London has Big Ben. Cairo has the Giza pyramids. Agra has the …

  • Universal precautions

    Page A11 I am getting a little weary of health care facilities everywhere talking about not being ready to handle Ebola patients.

  • Perfect love the antidote

    Page A11 Bryan Fischer’s quote in the Oct. 22 Spokesman-Review, “Homosexuality brought us Hitler …” turns logic upside down. It was Hitler’s fear of homosexuals, Jews, physical deformities in people, plus anyone …

  • Spotlight predator hunt

    Page A11 Kudos to Kathleen Parker (Oct. 26) on her opinion column.

November 5
  • Upgrade recycling

    Page A13 Our Waste-to-Energy Plant could be recycling more efficiently, and possibly making a profit doing it. Yes, they have an area to drop off various recyclables, but what about all the …

  • Animals treated better

    Page A13 Please help me to understand how our county manages to provide many shelters to care for and protect our animals but is not successful at doing the same for homeless …

  • The people’s party?

    Page A13 The article about Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s dismissal from the Navy due to cocaine use was kind of humorous. Oh, not the part about the cocaine use, that …

  • Ratings drive Ebola coverage

    Page A13 After yet another rude smoker blew a puff of his poison on me while I was walking into the grocery store the other day, it got me thinking. What would …

November 4
  • Crooks and crime

    Page A11 Gary Crooks has done it again. In the Opinion section of the Oct. 19 Spokesman-Review, he attempts to justify that gun registration reduces gun crime with the following statement: “More …

  • Pass immigration reform

    Page A11 I write today to encourage everyone to work toward timely passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The current system, which relies on harsh enforcement measures, is ineffective and unjust.

  • Need political balance

    Page A11 Nature is about balance, and balance seems to be incredibly lacking in our culture today, particularly in our politics. The yin and yang attraction of opposites works when the parties …

  • Play down school shootings

    Page A11 As sorry as I am for the victims, I think it was a mistake to feature the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting as front page news, and that it should not …

November 3
  • Landmark ruling explained

    Page A9 I would like to explain the decision reached by the Spokane Landmarks Commission regarding the historic buildings on Third Avenue. In the past, I served two terms on this body, …

  • Scary Ebola decisions

    Page A9 Why would a president who is potentially facing the biggest health crisis since the influenza pandemic of 1919, which killed more Americans than World War I, select a longtime political …

November 2
  • Don’t mock pot merchants

    Page B9 After reading both The Spokesman-Review Oct. 18 news article and Doug Clark’s Oct. 21 column poking fun at Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton’s ownership of a state-licensed marijuana business, I …

  • Stratton should’ve disclosed

    Page B9 It is curious that recently appointed Spokane City Council member Karen Stratton proclaims herself to have been honest about her new status as a marijuana farmer when she selectively chose …