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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 26
  • Speak out against hate

    Page B5 I am sick of hearing Republicans across the country carp about President Obama. They disapprove of everything he does and doesn’t do. Apparently he’s just permanently wrong. He’s wrong when … 28

  • Obama is the worst

    Page B5 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, “Five men on the Supreme Court took away women’s right to birth control.” This was proven wrong. 43

  • Words misrepresented

    Page B5 Cartoonist Nick Anderson (July 19) misrepresents Howard Zinn’s words printed below an image of a missile about to strike an airplane, implying he said this about the Malaysian jet downed … 1

  • Voting for Pakootas

    Page B5 It’s time for the Speaker John Boehner leaner – that’s Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers – to go back to picking peaches. In her new TV ad she says, “We must … 63

  • Chase helps people

    Page B5 I am very cynical about politicians, but when it comes to Rob Chase, he helped me personally. Out of all the city, county and state politicians that I contacted, he …

  • Support for officer

    Page B5 In response to the numerous letters blaming the officer who shot the vehicle-bound dog in Coeur d’Alene: 18

  • Shooting unjustified

    Page B5 I’ve been a pet owner for 50 years. Dogs love to go for rides in the car. It’s one of the few highlights in their lives. 10

  • Slow down, drivers

    Page B5 OK, Spokane, where did you hide all the driving manners we were brought up with? I am appalled at the manners of the drivers nowadays, mostly young women who tend … 48

July 25
  • Harrop is wrong

    Page A11 Froma Harrop (July 19) should familiarize herself with the U.S. Constitution before throwing rocks at the House Republicans. The Constitution clearly says that all laws will originate in the Congress. 21

  • Sheriff deserves re-election

    Page A11 Whose convoluted mind birthed a policy that sends rotten deputies on paid vacation? Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich must be re-elected. 10

  • Wilson refeshing

    Page A11 A breath of fresh air, and a new approach to government, is Dave Wilson’s goal for the office of 5th Congressional District representative. By replacing Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, we … 41

  • Fix leaky border

    Page A11 I’ve had a ruptured water pipe since the President Reagan years. I don’t understand it. I mop the floor several times a day, and bail the water out. I buy … 39

  • Care about children

    Page A11 Some of us citizens of the United States are descendants of immigrants or refugees who settled here in America from other countries within the last 300 years or so; some … 24

July 24
  • Kuney endorsement disappointing

    Page A11 Your endorsement of Mary Kuney for Spokane County treasurer was disappointing. 12

  • Snubs are un-American

    Page A11 This is the political season (when isn’t it?) and each candidate is competing for the rare vote by insisting he/she has integrity, believes in transparency, is accessible, and will fairly … 64

  • I’m not that Orr

    Page A11 My name is George Orr. I am a 71-year-old Democrat. I have one older brother. I have two daughters, no sons. 16

July 23
  • Where’s the compassion?

    Page A13 What happened to the compassion for others in this country of ours? 166

  • Spokane vs. Houston

    Page A13 It’s hot. I grew up in Washington, but for the past 27 years have lived in Houston on the Texas Gulf Coast. Recently, we’ve started spending summer vacations in Spokane, … 19

  • Uranium decay a danger

    Page A13 I read the following on the Internet, “Bald Eagles Are Dying of Lead Poisoning, and Hunters Are to Blame.” I believe that bald eagles are dying of lead poisoning, but … 17

July 22
  • Killing dog inexcusable

    Page A11 Concerning the young Labrador fatally shot through the raised window of a parked van, and then referred to as a charging pit bull: Ridiculous! In my opinion, the officer destroyed … 7

  • Reasons for Pakootas

    Page A11 Why vote for Joe Pakootas for Congress? 89

  • Kudos for Kuney nod

    Page A11 Thank you for your excellent endorsement (July 18) of Mary Kuney for Spokane County treasurer. Your column was measured, balanced and rational in its evaluation of Kuney’s skill, experience and …

  • Class size matters

    Page A11 Initiative 1351 will appear on the November ballot. It calls for the following class sizes (to be phased in over four years): grades K-3; 15 to 17 students; grades 4-6, … 34

July 21
  • Rob Chase a public servant

    Page A9 Until recently, if you owed property taxes and couldn’t pay the whole bill at once, you were not allowed to make partial payment, resulting in fees and penalties in addition … 13

  • Shooting irresponsible

    Page A9 Concerning the Coeur d’Alene police officer who shot a dog in the owner’s car: 19

July 20
  • Johnson for commissioner

    Page B9 It is with extreme pleasure I endorse the candidacy of Mary Lou Johnson for Spokane County commissioner. As her campaign website says, a vote for Mary Lou is a vote … 4

  • The limits of liberty

    Page B9 Many people today make liberty their primary concern. It is indeed a serious matter. I do not find equal attention given to the meaning of “liberty” or “freedom.” If liberty … 171

  • Bring Bonnie back

    Page B9 Let’s bring Bonnie back. Your ballots are in the mail, and I hope you will join me in voting Bonnie Mager for Spokane County commissioner. Bonnie has 27 years working … 14

  • Remember the shutdown

    Page B9 Remember the government shutdown? Remember all the negative impacts to us, the average citizens? Remember that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was instrumental is causing the shutdown? Remember this when you … 99

  • Anyone but Cathy

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has returned to the 5th Congressional District – in the form of TV ads that started the day before primary ballots go out. The polished ads, … 45