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Expand home visiting

The June 28th article "Bring home successful parenting" highlighted the many benefits of supporting families through home-visiting programs. Solid research shows that intensive, voluntary home-visiting programs prevent child abuse and neglect and give kids the right start in life, which prevents crime later in life.

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Prevent homelessness

Regarding the June 30th article "Big plans for tiny homes": Is this not a foolish waste of money and time? Yes, of course, they are cute. But my guess is that many homeless families would be happy to go back to the home they were evicted from.

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Rules of the road

On the way home from the grocery store this morning, traveling neighborhood streets, I forgot that many adult bicyclists seem to believe that they are immune from the rules of the road. Fortunately I yielded to my left to allow this adult to have the right away at the intersection.

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GOP ignored citizens

Regarding the letter by former Spokane County GOP chairman Richard Kuhling ("Don't be fooled," June 26):Americans gave the GOP majorities in Congress because they were fed up with the Obama administration's abuse of power. Congress failed to stop the spread ...

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Not cowed by sign thieves

One party constantly talks about inclusion and tolerance. However, it tends to be very exclusive and intolerant. Think about it.Sometime during dark of the night, some slimy political thief did mischief, once again, by stealing my 4x8 Trump (R) sign ...

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Time for political housecleaning

I am writing this as I watch the sit-in taking place in the House of Representatives. The Democrats are shouting, singing and taunting the majority party after failing to pass four bills regarding gun control.

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Concrete reporting needed

I was disappointed after reading your article about the Monroe Street repaving. I was there photographing that entire project for six hours and I watched your photographer work as well. He did a fantastic job. But you did not send a reporter to talk to the construction crew about this challenging and unusual project that is benefiting all of Spokane.

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No justice for unborn

The King Herods of the U.S. Supreme Court have ruled that the slaughter of the innocents will continue unabated.And earlier this week, a sorority sister in Ohio was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole because ...

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Summer Parkways a hit

A tip of the bicycle helmet to the organizers, volunteers and participants who made Summer Parkways such a success. And a thanks also to the non-participants for their patience in rerouting.

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Tribe should build where it wants

I would like to address the letters I had read in past editions concerning the Spokane Tribe and their "quest" to open a tribal casino.I feel the politics being used against them is bad enough, but we have those who ...

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MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016

Gun violence every day

On average, 89 people in the U.S. are killed daily by guns (roughly two-thirds are suicides). In the week since the tragic events in Orlando killed 49 innocent people, that means guns have caused another 623 people to lose their lives. But collectively our society shows no sorrow, no outrage over those 623 deaths, no demands that something be done to stop, or at least reduce, this continuing carnage.

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Predictable response to shootng

Predictably, the mass shooting in Florida has prompted calls for gun bans, restrictions and repressive new gun laws that will, ultimately, only affect the law-abiding. That's why the law-abiding, not the NRA only, resist these measures. As one commentator said, "Radical Islam is the enemy, not the NRA!"

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SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016

Clinton to unite us

So now Donald Trump offers his latest outrageous idea: that Hillary Clinton is "not a Christian."First he invents a claim that President Obama "is a Muslim." Since Hillary supports the president's agenda, she must be a Muslim, too. That's his ...

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Consider Dr. Jill Stein

In the interest of promoting true democracy in this country, I am writing to ask that you include coverage and the voice of Dr. Jill Stein and the Green Party in your newspaper.

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Defiance might do more harm

I have read the oped by Jonathan Shuffield ("Fight status quo for sake of nation," June 25), a gay man, regarding the Orlando shootings. His concluding comment is "What kind of country do you want to live in?"

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Parting Shot — 7.25.16

We've had enough of angry Democrats in Philadelphia today. So I thought I'd close with a viewtiful, tranquil photo by Marianne Love/Slight Detour of a sailboard on Lake Pend Oreille, ...

Example Quest - Who am I?

Hey everyone, sorry for the delay in postings. To make it up to you, I’ve attached a free side quest of my own design. I wonder how many people can ...

The opposite of face time

These are times that can challenge even someone gifted at TV remotemanship. That's because some of us live with people who do not want to see certain politicians' faces. And ...

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Saving for the future

sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.



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