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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 9
  • Let our people ski

    Page A11 The Washington State Parks Commission decision in favor of expansion of the Mount Spokane ski area is a great victory for the citizens of Eastern Washington. The decision demonstrates that …

  • Nice to hear good news

    Page A11 What a surprise to read a story (Nov. 29) about the Boy Scouts that highlights the good that the organization can do. For too long now we have been inundated …

December 8
  • Laws must be followed

    Page A11 A blindfold and scales represent the American judicial system, signifying equality and balance.

  • Flying not all that bad

    Page A11 Joan Kopczynski’s rant about flying (Nov. 30) includes name-calling and labeling of “middle-class slobs,” the “over-65 crowd,” and “families with screaming children” as those catered to by the airlines. Unless …

December 7
  • Take a private flight

    Page B11 Regarding Joan Kopczynski’s Nov. 30 letter complaining about the frustrations of airline travel:

  • Bible on homosexuality

    Page B11 I’m responding to Ken Campbell’s Dec. 2 letter, addressing a Nov. 22 column by Paul Graves. I know and respect Graves.

  • Store displays true spirit

    Page B11 Congratulations to Macy’s for again placing the Madonna-and-child display on their downtown building in the true spirit of Christmas.

  • Prefer cautious presidents

    Page B11 President Eisenhower rejected militarily responses to the Hungarian and Polish revolts of 1956 because his only real countermeasure was nuclear weapons. President Kennedy delayed airstrikes and invasion during the Cuban …

  • S-R is partisan

    Page B11 Forgive me if I missed it, but I do read The Spokesman-Review carefully each weekday, and found no coverage on the Jonathan Gruber revelation that to pass the Affordable Healthcare …

December 6
  • Terminal benefits few

    Page A11 Regarding the Nov. 23 Pacific Gateway Terminal op-eds: The pro argument was greatly exaggerated.

  • Front row to Palestine

    Page A11 In response to Wayne Kraft’s Nov. 28 letter critical of Israel, I answer with the following opinion. I am 94 years old and lived in British Palestine before, during and …

  • Poor traffic circle

    Page A11 My respect and admiration to Alice Moon (Nov. 25) for engaging her neighborhood council and city engineering to take action at the corner where her husband was struck down by …

  • No excuse for prosecutor

    Page A11 I was disgusted to read about former Spokane County deputy prosecutor Marriya Wright’s relationship with Matthew Baumrucker. This is one of the most serious errors in judgment by a prosecutor …

  • America a republic, not a democracy

    Page A11 I agree with the intent of Unus Vocate’s Nov. 28 letter about restraining the dictator who occupies the White House. Contrary to frequent descriptions, America is still a representative republic, …

December 5
  • Move to Idaho

    Page A15 If Curtis Stone (Initiative 594 vote, Nov. 23) doesn’t like living in a Marxist-left state, maybe he should move. Idaho is not that far away.

  • Cooler heads in Spokane

    Page A15 The events in Ferguson, Missouri, make me thankful we live in Spokane. We have had our share of controversial police shootings, but no riots. If the policeman in Ferguson had …

  • Teaching violence

    Page A15 Again. Leaders constantly repeat that violence never solves anything? Are these not the same humans sending waves of killing machines airborne year-in, year-out to “solve” problems? This same thought process …

  • Gratitude works

    Page A15 I was excited to see the front page feature on Monica Bartlett’s research on the social impact of expressing gratitude in the Nov. 26 Spokesman-Review. It’s timely research with a …

  • Use safe gun habits

    Page A15 Regarding the Nov. 19 front page photo of the gun auction: That photo displays a very important safety violation. Follow these safety tips and most or all problems may be …

December 4
  • ID for charity, not voting?

    Page A13 I enjoy reading about the generosity of donors and volunteers that make the Christmas Bureau work. Last year, over 1,700 generous donors – businesses, social groups, families and individuals – …

  • Learn about COPD

    Page A13 I am a retired respiratory therapist. I worked in Spokane for 33 years. I am now the state president of the Respiratory Care Society of Washington. November is chronic obstructive …

  • Lip service for education

    Page A13 Regarding the Nov. 23 headline: Why shouldn’t these kids have to wait in line to get into school? In a country that pays a football player $9 million a year …

  • Sad for Ferguson

    Page A13 Today, I’m just sad in so many ways. I’m sad for the 18-year-old who, on that day, turned from the gentle giant his parents knew to an angry thug. Sad …

December 3
  • Otter’s acts disgusting

    Page A15 I recently became aware of the disgusting activities of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter regarding school financing and the Education Networks of America.

  • Blackout on pollution

    Page A15 Regarding “Conference focuses on Lake Coeur d’Alene pollution, solutions,” (Nov. 19) by Becky Kramer:

  • Is rate request a gimmick?

    Page A15 After reading “Panel OKs Avista plan to hike rates” (Nov. 26), I could not help chuckle at another flood of gimmicks we are drowning in daily. Avista asked for $18 …

December 2
  • Can’t handle the truth

    Page A9 “You can’t handle the truth” is a line spoken in the movie “A Few Good Men,” with Jack Nicholson. Sure, it was just a movie, but stop and think about …

  • Annexation politics costly

    Page A9 In 1977, when I purchased a home, my water bill was usually no more than $15. In 1996, we were allowed to hook up to the sewer for a $4,304.94 …

  • Graves should read Bible

    Page A9 Regular Spokesman-Review columnist and retired United Methodist minister Paul Graves uses approximately 600 words in his Nov. 22 column to chide owners of The Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene for …

December 1
  • Get involved with politics

    Page A9 It was my privilege recently (Nov. 19-24) to be among 430 delegates representing 43 states in Washington, D.C. We were lobbying our senators and representatives to support continued negotiations for …