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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.

December 10
  • Guns are the problem

    Several years ago, I vowed I would never write another letter to the editor, but after the gun violence over the last several months I feel morally obligated to break …

  • Help each other with cleanup

    My husband and I take a daily walk around our neighborhood. Other than being without power for seven days, we had no damage to our property. However, many people in …

  • Condon just trying to help

    What am I missing regarding the “scandal” in Spokane City Hall? A victim of sexual harassment went to Mayor David Condon reporting this abuse, hoping to keep it out of …

December 9
  • Snow shifted, not removed

    Commending city employees for snow removal is nice, but let’s not forget the ones that do the real work. The city plows streets and deposits the snow on sidewalks that …

  • Buckle down on photos

    An interesting photo (Dec. 5) by Kathy Plonka announcing the Small Artworks Invitational opening at Art Spirit Gallery. Did anyone actually read that piece of art: “Transcend the B.S.” (edited …

  • Don’t celebrate tragedies

    I hear announcers mentioning “celebrating” days like Pearl Harbor or D-Day. This makes me sad. The

December 8
  • Not representing us

    As I sit here and read Donna O’Leary’s Nov. 18 letter (“Busy on her days off”), praising Cathy McMorris Rodgers, I find it humorous how naïve she is thinking McMorris …

  • Weather any storm

    Your English correspondent, “Bury the power lines (Dec. 2),” clearly does not understand the rugged American character. So what if the trees and power lines come down with ever-increasing frequency? …

  • O’Malley for president

    Check out Martin O’Malley for president. Yes, there is another choice. And a very good one.

  • Better things to do

    I am the first to think there is never a policeman around when some crazy driver is nearby, but in regards to Tom Roberts’ Dec. 2 letter, “Where was the …

December 7
  • Protests didn’t help

    I am writing this in response to Terrence Sawyers Nov. 29 letter. As with so many misguided Vietnam protesters, he has his facts wrong.

  • Obama created ISIS mess

    Three years ago, President Obama drew a red line in Syria. Bashar al-Assad marched across the line, and Obama did absolutely nothing. Since August 2014, there have been 16 terrorist …

December 6
  • Condon should resign

    Assuming the information in today’s (Nov. 29) paper is correct regarding the former chief of police, Frank Straub, and how our mayor handled his “resignation,” where do we go from …

  • Canada models compassion

    Bravo, Canada. I have read recently that you are welcoming additional Syrian refugees and donating a large sum to the United Nations for refugee resettlement. I applaud you. Your actions …

  • Praise for two services

    Usually I write when annoyed or concerned, but this letter is to praise two city services I am impressed and delighted with.

  • Assume goodwill

    The firefighters I know worked extra shifts during the windstorm and also worked their days off helping neighbors, friends and family clear brush and remove damaged trees.

  • No honest leadership

    Why is the city Of Spokane paying $180,000 to an ineffective chief of police instead of firing him outright? Why is the Mayor David Condon baffled at the outcome of …

  • Protect power grid

    We just got our power back. Imagine a world where our recent storm will seem like a Sunday picnic. That’s what’s in store for us, as a nation, should we …

  • Move on, Spokesman-Review

    The Spokesman-Review needs to give it a rest. Your coverage of the “Condon cover-up” is of little relevance or consequence to readers who recognize that he was only trying to …

  • New Nixon, Ziegler

    Look up the word “disingenuous” in the dictionary and you’ll find a picture of Spokane Mayor David Condon.

  • Welsh slur noted

    Your Nov. 29 front page headline story, “Records unveil layers of secrecy at Spokane City Hall,” is a fascinating and important story that I predict will win awards for reporter …

  • Legislate gun changes

    How long must we citizens wait for some minor gun regulations? The vast majority of us want intelligent gun regulation that will close the loopholes for criminals and those who …

  • Purchase Upper Lochsa

    The Pacific Railway Acts of the 1800s resulted in land given to railroad companies to promote settlement. This included the Upper Lochsa River area. When settlement didn’t occur, instead of …

  • Grateful to utility workers

    This Thanksgiving we had a front row seat to see what life would be like without the basics of light, heat and a good home-cooked meal as over 180,000 homes …

December 5
  • Annoying dog owners

    This is a multiple choice test. Pick one. The question: What’s more annoying?

  • Firefighters worked hard

    In reference to Steve Backlund’s letter wondering where the Spokane Fire Department was on the South Hill, allow me to assist. The constant sirens were all one needed to know …

  • Cover-up similar to Watergate

    So, David Condon lied to us about Frank Straub. What’s the surprise? Condon is a politician. I’m old enough to remember a lot of Spokane mayors, and I don’t recall …

  • Pullman highways unsafe

    What is it about traffic safety that the Washington State Department of Transportation doesn’t get? Recently, two WSU students were killed on Highways 26 and 195. Both students were headed …

  • Want Condon vote back

    Several months ago when I read about the transfer of Monique Cotton to her new position, I recall thinking to myself she was sexually harassed. Most recently, when my husband …

  • Refugees fight own battles

    In response to the latest terrorist attack, we hear a lot of calls for troops on the ground. I am all for it; let’s arm the media and the human …