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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.

May 31
  • Give Ramirez the horns

    Page A15 I’ve had to endure Michael Ramirez cartoons that ridicule President Obama for a long time. But, when he attacks Pope Francis (May 11) for following Jesus Christ by advocating helping … 9

  • Rest of Reagan story

    Page A15 Gary Crooks implies President Reagan is unworthy of his reputation as a tax reformer in his May 25 Smart Bombs column. Crooks does not lie in his article, but he … 33

  • VA vouchers could work

    Page A15 Gary Crooks’ opening salvo against Veterans Affairs vouchers was an indication of his ignorance of the problem, and a typical response by a liberal who never served. About 92 percent … 21

May 30
  • Clark demeans the vulnerable

    Page A13 Doug Clark wrote May 25 about people who frequent the STA Plaza. He facetiously recommends turning the plaza into a jail. He refers to street people as “a variety of … 55

  • ACA hurts millennials

    Page A13 Add Washington State University students to the millions whose insurance plans have been eliminated by the Affordable Care Act. I purchased the plan in 2013 before receiving a letter that … 135

  • Transporting destruction

    Page A13 Being stalled in our auto while mile-long trains move through our beloved city may be only a nuisance. The real problem is that these trains are exporting our precious nonrenewable … 15

May 29
  • Don’t forget Benghazi

    Page A11 There was a letter in The Spokesman-Review on May 17 expounding that we, the American people, need to forget Benghazi as it makes no difference now, and is a total … 71

  • Kudos for Tolstoy article

    Page A11 Thank you for your May 15 article about Tolstoy Farms and its rebuilding project. 2

  • Owe life to doctor

    Page A11 I am a non-service-connected disabled Vietnam era veteran with a more than 40-year medical problem. 1

  • VA stretched thin

    Page A11 I’m a combat veteran who uses the Spokane Veterans Administration Medical Center. I have complete respect for the doctors, medical staff and volunteers who choose to serve us veterans. 32

May 28
  • Crack down on phones

    Page A11 The May 19 “Getting There” column says law enforcement officers will put more emphasis on cellphone and texting use while driving during the Click It or Ticket It campaign. While … 40

  • Obama-bashing a sign

    Page A11 Why all this Obama bashing? 90

  • Lack of outrage explained

    Page A11 Rick Johnson (May 11) seems genuinely concerned over what he calls the Republicans’ selective outrage. He wants to know “where is their outrage” over the Iraq War and the 2008 … 105

May 27
  • Why execute people?

    Page A9 Crucifixion was one of the most painful ways to die. One amazing aspect of Christianity was to transform this symbol of terror into one of worship. Ironically, the gurney used … 73

  • Colleges misfire on security

    Page A9 Regarding the May 23 story on Idaho campus gun carry: It’s truly amazing that Idaho’s college and university administrators would consider increasing security due to the newly passed campus carry … 64

  • Not forced to pray

    Page A9 It is interesting to read Pete Scobby’s May 23 take on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling about public prayer at government meetings. He seems not to have understood the Supreme … 110

  • Drawing wrong conclusion

    Page A9 Michael Ramirez’s May 18 cartoon of Pope Francis and the so-called gospel of Marx is evidence that Ramirez is ignorant of the difference between Christ’s love of the poor and … 76

May 26
  • Be inspired by holiday

    Page A9 Memorial Day was set aside as a time to reflect on the numerous sacrifices made by fallen members of our armed forces. These brave men and women excelled in their … 15

  • Skeptics treated unfairly

    Page A9 Questioning and skepticism are necessary components of legitimate scientific work. Theories are presented, tested, challenged, debated and refined. This process bears results that are more credible, defensible and supported. 235

May 25
  • Executions are uncivilized

    Page B9 Unlike Kathleen Parker, who on May 11 wrote, “When Lady Justice takes a count of bleeding hearts outside the execution chamber, she won’t find mine among them,” my heart bleeds … 32

  • Light rail, again?

    Page B9 Once again, a new year and, once again, the subject of a light-rail system in the Inland Northwest pops up like the lilacs of the area. What part of “no” … 24

  • Close online tax loophole

    Page B9 According to a July 2013 study by Arthur B. Laffer and Donna Arduin, passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act would allow states to close the online sales tax loopholes, resulting … 29

  • Oceans are warming

    Page B9 Morris Kaufman’s May 18 letter, “Climate change is natural,” states a common climate change skeptic position that because atmospheric temperatures have been stable since about 2000 there is no global … 41

  • Phone books obsolete

    Page B9 As I left my house the other day, I saw a continuing problem on my door step: a phone book. I picked it up and added it to the other … 12

  • Thanks to local VA

    Page B9 I’m tired of reading about all the wrong things the Veterans Administration is doing. I have been receiving service from our local Spokane VA Medical Center for many years and … 3

May 24
  • Wage boost helps a lot

    Page B7 Socialism, big government, illegal immigration, cry the Koch brothers. How dare government-loving New Dealers give 28 million young citizens a less stingy wage? (“Senate Republicans block federal minimum wage increase,” … 81

  • Ban reflects dated thinking

    Page B7 This letter serves two purposes. The first is to express our admiration for U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale for striking down Idaho’s gay marriage ban. It took courage and … 22

  • Climate change skepticism

    Page B7 With reference to the May 18 letter “Climate should concern you,” some fact-checking might be appropriate. 108

  • Like countdown lights

    Page B7 I want to thank the Spokane Street Department for installing the countdown numbers (when affordable) in place of the flashing “Don’t Walk” signs. They are costly, but they are making … 12

May 23
  • Politics, prayer don’t mix

    Page A11 Public meetings can be opened with a 100 percent Christian prayer. Jesus Christ is the only true God and other gods are second rate. That seems fitting since Christians outnumber … 113