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SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017

Sat., April 29, 2017, midnight

DeVos unqualified

Betsy DeVos, President Trump's secretary of education, is grossly unqualified for her position. Her biggest inadequacy for her position is her support for school vouchers, federal money that pays for private school tuition rather than putting money into traditional public schools.

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Sat., April 29, 2017, midnight

Enough with pot coverage

I understand that The Spokesman-Review needs advertising revenue, but I would rather have a smaller newspaper than read one more article about marijuana. It seems like each week more ads and articles are featured and not just in one section but scattered all throughout the entire paper. I am positive I am not alone in feeling that marijuana is not the center of our lives, and I don't want to see it every day. I don't see beer and alcohol highlighted - take note! Take the higher stand!

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Sat., April 29, 2017, midnight

March for Science

The April 21 Spokesman article on Dow Chemical's attempt to get the Trump administration to "set aside" the results of government studies on pesticide safety provides a perfect illustration of the importance of objective, peer-reviewed science in public policy decisions.

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Sat., April 29, 2017, midnight

Preserve EPA protections

The EPA has recently announced that it is soliciting public submissions regarding regulations to be eliminated. This action is in response to the president's executive order requiring that agencies act "to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens" on the American people.

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Sat., April 29, 2017, midnight

Secondhand high not fun

In his April 20 column, Shawn Vestal wrote that "in terms of personal freedom ... it has always been impossible to understand how someone smoking pot did anyone else's nose any harm – however skunky the aroma. ..."

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Sat., April 29, 2017, midnight

Shame on Kalispel Tribe

In response to the article regarding the Kalispel Tribe filing their lawsuit to halt construction of the Spokane Tribe Economic Project, I am disgusted at the sheer greed displayed by the Kalispel Tribe. They say, "despite the revenue from their casino, their members continue to suffer from unemployment, lack of housing, substance abuse, etc."

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Sat., April 29, 2017, midnight

Support public transportation

Congress should reject President Trump's proposal to gut federal support for public transportation.Federal funding for public transportation is a sound investment that creates jobs, spurs economic development and helps limit traffic congestion and air pollution. Furthermore, public transportation is essential ...

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Sat., April 29, 2017, midnight

Who does CMR represent?

The continued mean-spiritedness of Republicans in Congress, and namely Cathy McMorris Rodgers 5th District, is breathtaking. She seems so calm in her resolve as she is voting with Speaker Ryan, et al, to take away health care for up to 24 million Americans, and in the same bill give what amounts to about $600 billion of tax relief to the richest of Americans.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

Fri., April 28, 2017, midnight

Crack down on DUIs

DUIs are out of control in Washington. Police traffic enforcement is insufficient in Spokane, as new chief or mayor may not want to deal with legal issues stops entail. Instead, a move for more photo enforcement revenue the city can use.

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Fri., April 28, 2017, midnight

Stop pot-infused recipes

You are supposed to be publishing a family-oriented newspaper. What can you be thinking! The food section of the April 19 paper included "Elevating Your Edibles" with "pot infused foods." Dorothy Dean must be turning over in her grave.

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Fri., April 28, 2017, midnight

Tax returns a top concern

Clay Bennett's April 19 humorous cartoon showing our president's tax returns as "top top secret," illustrates what should be a top national concern. Why? Because our president took the oath of office to uphold our Constitution. And his foreign business activities are likely in conflict with both our Constitution and his oath. Much has been written. Many protest.

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Fri., April 28, 2017, midnight

The law is the law

The law is the law, or is it? I believe that most of you have heard of someone getting a ticket or being arrested and then nothing really happened. During my lifetime, I have seen people get by without going to jail or paying a fine. Over the years, police officers and judges have considered the facts about the person's social standing to make those determinations. I have no problem with that unless the laws are felonies or something worse.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017

Thu., April 27, 2017, midnight

Democrats lost common sense

I feel that there is a divide in this country. It's not caused by President Trump or his people. It's the Democrats who vow not to do their jobs unless the see tax returns. Me, personally, I could care less about them. They won't make or break me in any way, shape or form. I don't see how they will affect many of whom are most likely on public assistance anyways.

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Thu., April 27, 2017, midnight

Do as the airlines say

As a retired airline pilot, I'm going to claim some expertise on the United Airlines removal of a passenger issue. It appears that excessive force may have been used and, if so, that is unfortunate. It is also irrelevant.

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Thu., April 27, 2017, midnight

Snow blocks disabled

Greatly appreciated are the numerous articles posted in The Spokesman-Review regarding snow removal issues during our past winter. The city of Spokane has continued dragging along looking for answers for years. Currently, the city has posted an online survey. Hopefully with the results, solving issues can be created.

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