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SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017

Sun., July 23, 2017

GOP destroying USA

First it was the oil and coal companies in the 70's, then it was the big banks and real estate scammers in the 80 and 90's. In the 2000's, Michelle Bachman invited anarchists masquerading as Tea Party protesters into a shrinking GOP. Today, this long history of selling out their core values to gain power and influence has wrought a GOP that acts like a wholly owned subsidiary of the Putin kleptocracy through its American affiliate, the Trump kleptocracy.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Gun silencer facts

In response to the ill informed person decrying the "unregulated use of silencers on guns", I would like to replace some of his disinformation with actual facts.The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 does not allow "unregulated use of silencers" nor ...

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Hazel is a strong voice, first choice

As a former prosecutor who handled cases ranging from property crime, chronic offenders and murder trials, Judge Tony Hazel has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to keeping our community safe and holding criminals accountable. In addition, Judge Hazel was an integral part of the team responsible for securing the MacArthur Foundation Grant and implementing local criminal justice reforms in our community.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Health care a necessity

Contrary to what Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would like you to believe, there is no such thing as a free market in health care. It is not a consumer product that you can choose or not choose to use. You can choose to purchase an automobile, or to just rely on Uber to get you from place to place, but you cannot choose whether you have a heart attack or get cancer. If you do choose to buy a car, you can choose to spend $10,000 on a used Honda or $200,000 on a Ferrari. However, if you get in an accident in your chosen vehicle, you cannot choose to get $10,000 worth of care or $200,000.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Is MSM our best source?

Federal Judge John D. Bates ruled in blocking the Aetna-Humana merger that the claim by Aetna that it was pulling out of certain states where it was providing Obamacare individual insurance plans for business reasons was false. The decision was made partially in response to the federal anti-trust lawsuit blocking the proposed $34 billion merger. Apparently there was no imploding Obamacare market. It appears to have been a business strategy to look more competitive for the merger, according to the court.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Madsen's baseless fantasy

Sue Lani Madsen attempts to ridicule the Spokane City Council's proposed ordinance acknowledging the fact of human-caused climate change. Guess she thinks our ever-hotter summers and escalating wildfires are merely in the realm of unaccepted "theory."

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Miller for judge

I am an agnostic with no political affiliations and as such I have no axe to grind. So, this letter is merely my bias based upon direct interaction with and observations of J. Scott Miller.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Response to Vestal

Shawn Vestal hit the Pavilion issue on the head, calling for public input. Feedback is also missing regarding the Bosch lot at Monroe Street Bridge. The Utah-based climbing gym proposal began with City Council.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Sue Lani? Baloney

After reading Sue Lani Madsen's opinion piece on climate change, I feel the editors of this paper are doing a disservice to their readers by presenting an article not based by any scientific fact, as a news article. Climate change denial is an opinion or unsubstantiated belief. Climate science is fact, accepted by all of the qualified climate scientists not paid by fossil fuel companies. Svante Arrehius first predicted global warming in 1896. Exxon scientists predicted global warming in the 1970's. James Hansen's hockey stick has been verified and vindicated in court.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Support Breean Beggs

Thank you for your editorial of July 7 that recommends Council member Breean Beggs to move forward to the general election. I, too, support Breean.As a legislator and a citizen, I have worked with Breean and have always been impressed ...

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Support Tony Hazel

My name is Matt Cozza, and I am the son of the late Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza, who died this past January. I still keenly feel my father's absence, as do many members of the greater Spokane community.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Voice of reason

Finally - a voice of reason amid the chorus of "the-sky-is-falling" warnings about human-caused global warming! Thanks to Sue Lani Madsen for her column in Saturday's SR.Her citing Dr. Michael Crichton's observations sheds a light on the present hysteria regarding ...

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Vote Shirley Maike

As a former Council member with Shirley Maike, I am pleased to endorse her for Mayor of Medical Lake.Shirley Maike has the proven knowledge, skills and abilities to be Mayor through her previous position as Chief Operating Officer at Eastern ...

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Sun., July 23, 2017

What are Trump's motives?

When the idea of hacking a national election came to light last summer, I remember several intelligence experts saying it would be impossible in the US since all the states establish and operate their own individual election processes. I'm paraphrasing at least one expert who said that our states' systems are a nightmare for hackers and that if the states' data were gathered in one database, that would be the best thing that could happen for those who want to hack our elections, a hacker's dream come true: All that data in one place.

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Sun., July 23, 2017

Work with the president

We elected a candidate to be our president last November, and we chose a businessman rather than a politician. He has brought to the office a successful background in business and an ability of getting things done. He has found himself now in a position of dealing with an opposing party than cannot accept this fact and is willing to use every tactic available to either slow or block his agenda.

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