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June 21
  • Happy for Spokane Tribe

    Page B9 What a joy it was to see that the U.S. Interior Department has given its approval for the Spokane Tribe to build a casino on trust land in Airway Heights. …

  • Anti-tribe bias on display

    Page B9 “Casino opponents take case to state,” the June 17 glaring/blaring news headline across the front page of The Spokesman-Review.

  • Casino gambles with Fairchild

    Page B9 The Spokane Tribe has just over 4,000 members and 155,000 reservation acres. They can build on reservation land. Washington has millions of citizens that this precedent-setting decision impacts. With the …

June 20
  • Bad trade for Americans

    Page A11 Mom, dad: Remember what I said about the Trans Pacific Pact? How corporations would be able to go to private courts and get judgments against the United States federal and …

  • Read TPP before voting

    Page A11 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers needs to explain to her constituents why she supports the super secret Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • Don’t judge auditor

    Page A11 As a subscriber of The Spokesman-Review for over 20 years, I was so disappointed to see your editorial about our current state auditor. You have taken the position of investigator, …

  • Accomplishments deserve note

    Page A11 The widespread and sensationalized revelations about Rachel Dolezal’s ethnicity are calculated to destroy her reputation, her career and her life.

  • Media manipulating story

    Page A11 Spokane is in the news again. It’s the terrifying case of Rachel Dolezal, the black/white girl. What a national kerfuffle.

  • Honesty, integrity matter

    Page A11 Pardon the pun, but some issues in this world really are black or white. One is either black and African American, or they are not. A good analogy would be …

  • Not high on Stuckart, Stratton

    Page A11 As a retired educator, still teaching, I don’t really need a cause. But after reading Shawn Vestal’s June 10 column, unseating Spokane City Council President Ben “Pothead” Stuckart and Councilwoman …

  • Trade bill, water articles lacking

    Page A11 Articles in the June 13 Spokesman-Review on the trade bill and California water shortage never got to the point.

  • Still need Hagney’s class

    Page A11 I read (June 15) with sadness and dismay the decision to pull the plug on John Hagney’s Practicum In Community Involvement class at Lewis and Clark High School. And to …

  • Will she play the name game?

    Page A11 I will be checking your legal filings for perhaps a petition for change of name to George Washington or Mother Teresa by Rachel Dolezal.

  • Dolezal sparks new conversations

    Page A11 As a former member of the Spokane Human Rights Commission and the city’s last human rights specialist (1998-2004), and friend of the NAACP, how could I not comment on the …

June 19
  • Juneteenth call to action

    Page A15 The 2015 Juneteenth Celebration’s theme is “Cultivate Our Roots to Strengthen Our Branches: What Legacy Are You Leaving?” This call to action by Spokane’s Juneteenth committee is timely given local …

  • If only unions had power

    Page A15 The facts as stated by David Darlow are beyond imagination (“Unions in control” – June 9). Claims that “unions are in control of all public sector and labor employees” is …

  • Obamacare designed to fail

    Page A15 Dave Oliveria likes Obamacare. That’s an opinion he shares with health insurance companies. Since Obamacare was passed, the stock prices of the five largest health insurers have increased 260 percent, …

June 18
  • High premiums GOP’s fault

    Page A11 All Republicans be sure and send a “thank you” note to the congressional Republicans you supported when your health care premiums take a big jump.

  • Hotel a bargain for city

    Page A11 We should be celebrating the new addition to the Convention Center and the new Davenport Grand Hotel, but The Spokesman-Review’s headline is “Council rejects hotel deal.” I don’t know any …

  • Repeated deportations relevant

    Page A11 Roy Murry was recently arrested for a triple murder in Colbert, and the headlines proclaimed that he was involved in the local Republican Party years ago. Another man was arrested …

June 17
  • Self-identifying conundrum

    Page A11 The story of Rachel Dolezal’s claiming to be black when she is not poses an interesting question in today’s political and social climate. That is: If a male can self-identify …

  • Dolezal insulting

    Page A11 As a white woman married to a Native American, while I empathize with native issues, to present myself as one who identifies with a tribe and “understands” the struggle would …

  • Spokane bigger than this

    Page A11 We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. A progressive city that purports to celebrate the differences in people and claims to be blind to color, gender, age and sexual preference, …

  • Wright critics out of time

    Page A11 There have been many derisive articles related to Col. George Wright and his actions to halt attacks on European settlers in the Northwest. Although mostly accurate in detail, the articles …

June 16
  • Development focus not new

    Page A11 I was pleasantly surprised to read in the June 9 paper that Mayor David Condon and the Spokane City Council have decided to renew the city’s focus on economic development …

  • Special sessions are a fraud

    Page A11 $180,000 and still counting for special sessions of the Legislature. Not only is there fraud going on in Social Security Disability, welfare and food stamps, now we have the special …

  • Teachers in it for themselves

    Page A11 We have heard from the teachers and those who supported their walkout demanding the Legislature give them all pay raises just because they haven’t had any. So what, neither have …

  • Ink wasted on Jenner story

    Page A11 I find myself amazed and amused at the inordinate amount of attention that the “legitimate press” is granting to the Caitlin/Bruce Jenner story. I am amazed at the amount of …

June 15
  • Sick-leave policy a must

    Page A9 I represent the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane in the Spokane Alliance, a 20,000-member coalition of church, labor and nonprofit groups working for a better Spokane. The Spokane Alliance has …

  • Solicitors just scammers?

    Page A9 Several times in recent months, I’ve come upon collection efforts at various intersections in the city. The solicitors have little American flags and signs saying “Help Homeless Vets.” There is …