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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.

July 11
  • Vote for independence

    Page A11 The recent Fourth of July celebrations were the perfect opportunity to reflect on our great country and the leaders of the Continental Congress that declared independence from a government that … 165

July 10
  • Israel a good country

    Page A11 My last trip to Israel reminded me why. We heard Muslims call for prayer. We listened to a group of Christians from Japan singing in the street of Jerusalem, which … 82

  • Incumbents created woes

    Page A11 Incumbents support the New World Order, illegals, slavery, racism, a school system that is abusive, financially irresponsible and economically, socially and racially discriminatory. 181

  • Johnson for Commission

    Page A11 A vote for Mary Lou Johnson for Spokane County commissioner is a vote for civility and competence in that position, two skills that have been sadly lacking. I have known … 9

July 9
  • Preserve choice

    Page A13 The U.S. Supreme Court has made another chink in the armor of contraceptive opportunities for employees. The majority saw the Constitution one way, but the women judges, who also believe … 275

  • Park plan flawed

    Page A13 As currently presented, the $40 million Riverfront Park portion of the $60 million bond issue for parks and streets is a bad idea. Here’s why: 6

  • Impeach the justices

    Page A13 Impeach the U.S. Supreme Court majority in the Citizens United, McCutcheon and Hobby Lobby cases. 133

July 8
  • Passing judgment

    Page A9 Regarding Jack Abel’s June 25 letter and the vote of the Presbyterian Church (USA) general assembly on June 20 to divest its holdings from three U.S. corporations whose operations in … 16

  • Teach citizenship skills

    Page A9 This is a late but, I believe, needed response to George Nethercutt’s May 11 guest column, “Civics crucial for the future.” 56

  • No holiday for pets

    Page A9 I hear it coming for days, small explosions building in intensity. 9

  • Check roots of city

    Page A9 If the Californians who stopped the buses that were bringing small children to a new detention center to be processed had been around in 1873, they would not have had … 94

July 7
  • Single payer affirmed

    Page A9 The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case points out yet another flaw in the employer-based health insurance model of paying for health care. The delivery of … 299

  • Second Amendment lesson

    Page A9 The following history behind the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution I first learned in high school more than 50 years ago. 50

July 6
  • Cheneys are hypocrites

    Page B9 Trudy Rubin’s July 2 opinion, “Cheney wrong on Iraq - again,” couldn’t be more true. Dick and Liz Cheney’s infomercial on the current crisis in Iraq is disgusting. The arrogance … 22

  • No to Iraq intervention

    Page B9 Now is the time for people who believe in freedom, real democracy and justice for all to stand up together to say “no” to U.S. intervention in Iraq. It was … 64

  • Too many hospitals?

    Page B9 We drove by the new Providence Medical Park facility in the Spokane Valley, and I was shocked – it is huge and beautiful. Sacred Heart has served Spokane and surrounding … 7

  • Look into disappearance

    Page B9 I am one of a team of retired Bonneville Power Administration employees who have been reviewing the disappearance of fellow employee Julie Weflen. Julie was abducted on Sept. 17, 1987, … 5

  • Why embrace Reagan?

    Page B9 On May 20, the front-page headlines in The Spokesman-Review read: “New PAC accused of deception: Two groups with different views use Reagan Republicans name.” 102

  • Keep the VA

    Page B9 Another fan letter for the Veterans Affairs hospital in Spokane. Talk is that veterans will be provided with vouchers to get medical care outside the VA system. None for me, … 10

July 5
  • Buy American

    Page A11 On July 4, America celebrated the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For most people, this meant going to a large gathering and watching a fireworks … 81

  • Media did job

    Page A11 Tom Kryzminski, the defense attorney for Donald Phillips, should be ashamed of himself. He called the media’s decision to air a jailhouse interview in which Phillips admitted to murdering Sean … 1

  • Women and religion

    Page A11 On June 24, two articles about women and religion caught my eye. The first article was about a woman who lives in America: “Mormon church excommunicates Kelly.” 18

  • Suicide nets bizarre

    Page A11 As I watched the news, I witnessed the most bizarre thing I have ever seen. The San Francisco government approved spending $77 million to install nets on the Golden Gate … 17

  • Bible is foundational

    Page A11 It is my privilege to teach some Slavic children. My class this year was very interested in U.S. history, so teaching it was fun. We discussed our history from the … 128

  • Build a powerhouse

    Page A11 For greatness to happen, several things must come together to create the right environment. For Hollywood, greatness happened in 1939. The talent, audience demands and cultural conditions created the pinnacle … 25

July 4
  • Get over Hobby Lobby

    Page A13 So the U.S. Supreme Court decided that certain birth control cannot be forced upon a business owner. Get over it. 393

  • Look into disappearance

    Page A13 I am one of a team of retired Bonneville Power Administration employees who have been reviewing the disappearance of fellow employee Julie Weflen. Julie was abducted on Sept. 17, 1987, … 3

  • Cheneys are hypocrites

    Page A13 Trudy Rubin’s July 2 opinion, “Cheney wrong on Iraq – again,” couldn’t be more true. Dick and Liz Cheney’s infomercial on the current crisis in Iraq is disgusting. The arrogance … 45

July 2
  • More PreCheck tips

    Page A13 The June 24 letter describing the writer’s TSA PreCheck experience caught my attention. While TSA PreCheck employs a random exclusion factor, travelers who’ve enrolled and received a Known Traveler Number … 24

  • Rude cyclists on trail

    Page A13 If you truly watch these professional cyclists, they can be the most rude people on bikes. They don’t follow rules of the road. 105