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SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 4:51 P.M.

CMR works with Koch brothers

I, too, read the book "Dark Money" and agree with the letter submitted by Cathy Gunderson ("Dark Money behind election," Dec. 7). On Oct. 21, the Spokesman-Review printed a half-page political ad paid by Cathy McMorris Rodgers titled "Cathy is Protecting Taxpayers and Our Liberty."

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 2:32 P.M.

Consider tribes in new state

Regarding Rep. Matt Shea's resolution proposing the State of Lunacy: Given the opportunity, the Legislature could clean up a number of land ownership and utilization issues. While I believe that the proposal is simply the usual nonsensical garbage promoted by Rep. Shea, it could address the longstanding issue of theft of tribal lands.

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 3:15 P.M.

Democracy is imperiled

I don't know where or how to start expressing my incredulity concerning Gregory Ruff's letter ("Clinton's views exposed," Dec. 3). How does one come to believe the news media are controlled by Democrats as a whole or the National Enquirer is the sole source of unbiased and truthful reporting? The National Enquirer is what is known as a tabloid. They survive by gullible people who believe as Ruff.

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 2:35 P.M.

Family size greatest issue

The election is over. The new leader will be limited as we all are by our most pressing problem, 7.5 billion people on the planet,My vote on my family size is a monumental decision affecting social, political, economic and environmental ...

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UPDATED: THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 11:08 A.M.

FDR endangered fleet

The special section in the Sunday paper on the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack provided many interesting and informative personal accounts and stories of the survivors. The Japanese followed the attack plan that Gen. Patton, Gen. Billy Mitchell and others had drawn up years earlier as a way to defeat our naval forces at Pearl Harbor.

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 3:20 P.M.

Gift from veterinarian

Tonight my little 7-pound ChiWeenie, Daisy, started choking on something and having a hard time breathing. My husband and I planned on rushing her to Dr. Schneider at Millwood Animal Clinic seven miles away but we had no time to waste as she was choking and loosing her breath. We were near All Creatures Veterinary Clinic on Dishman Mica so we pulled in and hurried her inside.

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UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 4:55 P.M.

Hold fake news accountable

OK. Can someone please explain the differences between the impact of fake news and yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater? I believe that the potential for tragic outcomes is very much the same.

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 2:49 P.M.

How is vulgarity Christian?

Helen Garrett ("Not a true Christian," Dec. 13) seems to be overwhelmed with hate for a woman who has spent over 30 years working for the benefit of children and the citizens of the U.S.A. She claims that Hillary Clinton should be in a jail cell, which is, of course, ridiculous. Garrett is obviously proud of her vote for Trump, as she stated that Christians came out in droves to vote against Hillary. Jesus' name was included in her tirade.

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UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 5:29 P.M.

Ike's warning relevant

In his farewell speech of 1961, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower warned the nation about the increasing power of the military-industrial complex. He stated, "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes."

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 2:39 P.M.

Listen to Trump's speeches

Really? In his Dec. 4 letter, Tim Christensen calls the left bullies. Did he not hear and see Trump's speeches? And speaking of paying taxes, his president-elect paid no federal taxes for how many years? Eighteen. Just because it's legal doesn't mean it's right.

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UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 5:34 P.M.

Pearl Harbor trip memorable

We just got back from a wonderful trip to Hawaii, where we took my 95-year-old father for the 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration. What an awesome and very humbling experience for my family and me.

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 2:36 P.M.

Protect workers, unions

In regards to Jim Camden's article ("Early ideas on gun, abortion and unions for 2017 legislature," Dec. 11), I am a fiscally conservative Republican, but I take great issue with this war on unions. In this divisive political climate, we must protect our workers; we cannot allow ourselves to vote along party lines. Unions and their workers are too important for the middle class to thrive. These bills would help big business kill our middle class.

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 2:34 P.M.

Reason can't gain traction

Hopes for healing wounds of the election seem dim at best. Seeking common ground requires at least willing attitudes and discourse tuned into the same reality.Unfortunately the most recent model for accommodating attitude was a 2008 Republican vow to block ...

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 2:43 P.M.

Reneging on promises

Concerning the Nov. 23 article "Trump shifts on Clinton, climate": Well, it did not take long for President-elect Trump to renege on his major campaign promises. Trump promised to criminally prosecute Clinton, now he says he will not. And his initial statements that climate change is a complete hoax, he now says he has an open mind on this subject.

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UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 3:11 P.M.

Sanders best for workers

Why have many American workers abandoned the Democratic Party? During the last 50 years, Republicans have systematically weakened the unions, historically a Democrat base. This has led to members' distrust of union leadership and of its endorsement of Democratic candidates.

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