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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 13
  • First World health care

    Page A9 Several writers discussing the Affordable Care Act have used the word “forced” incorrectly. If one wishes not to enroll in health insurance, a tax must be paid. The option is …

July 12
  • Planet has its limits

    Page B9 Knowledge is the only unlimited and expanding resource. There are limits. This is a finite planet, with finite resources that are diminishing rapidly because there are too many consumers. This …

  • Say no more to STA

    Page B9 In April, the Spokane Transit Authority asked us to approve a tax increase to help with rising transit costs. Thankfully, that was voted down (for now). The residents of Spokane …

  • Unions should earn members

    Page B9 Thousands of Washington educators who don’t want union representation and don’t want to pay union dues are forced to do so because of state laws made possible by the U.S. …

  • Embrace equal rights

    Page B9 Charles Caleb Colton said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I understand feeling duped, believing someone was someone other than who you thought they were, but what I don’t …

  • Fagan deserves re-election

    Page B9 I consider myself politically progressive, so from my perspective Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is a right-wing “whacko.” But I’ll defend to the death his right to be one. Most …

July 11
  • Casino a threat to Fairchild

    Page A11 A casino across the street from Fairchild Air Force Base is a major threat to the future existence of Fairchild. Fairchild constitutes 13 percent of the local economy. With over …

  • Confederates were traitors

    Page A11 I read with dismay Kit Heston’s July 5 letter, “Respect flags of veterans,” in which the veterans he is addressing, and their flag, are those of the rebellious states who …

  • Illegal fireworks careless

    Page A11 As I write this, many of our neighbors in Suncrest are setting off illegal fireworks, as they do every year. But this year it seems a slap in the faces …

  • Carnage not unique

    Page A11 Regarding the June 21 editorial “How much do we care about ending the carnage?”:

  • Obama’s eulogy touching

    Page A11 The remarkable and touching eulogy for his friend, pastor and state Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney by President Obama was simply historic, mesmerizing, uplifting; one of a kind. It touched our …

July 10
  • Tree removal dubious

    Page A13 While I appreciate Mike Prager writing an article (June 25) to help Columbia Circle and Downriver Golf Course save the beautiful trees, I must respond.

  • Wright’s legacy despicable

    Page A13 As I remember, although I didn’t take notes, the issue concerning the naming of Fort George Wright Drive that was brought before the faculty of Spokane Falls Community College about …

  • Cuts lead to more abortions

    Page A13 Most conservatives are pro-life. Most conservatives are adamantly opposed to abortion. Most conservatives understand that the major cause of abortions is unwanted pregnancies. And most conservatives should know that the …

July 9
  • Striving to meet motto

    Page A11 When America became independent, we gave common people the vote (at least white male landowners). Over the years, we’ve expanded voting rights to include those who were formerly excluded, and …

  • Yelling at officers can incite

    Page A11 The Washington Supreme Court says it’s OK to yell abusive language at our law enforcement officers. Now, in certain cases, yelling abusive, indecent and antagonistic language can also be a …

  • Quit blaming educators

    Page A11 As a retired teacher married to a retired principal, I take exception to Bryan Davis’ view (June 22) of public schools. I challenge anyone who complains about schools to spend …

  • First ladies have earned trips

    Page A11 A June 25 letter from Collin Galloway decried the cost of Michelle Obama’s recent trip to Europe, as if she were the only first lady to travel abroad at taxpayers’ …

July 8
  • Not enough medical educators

    Page A11 My informal poll of local physicians would reveal that most are not in favor of expanding medical education in Spokane. Training medical students is very expensive and time consuming, and …

  • Smart meters, dumb Wi-Fi

    Page A11 If it wasn’t so aggravating, it would be laughable. OK, it is funny.

  • Good man for sheriff

    Page A11 I am glad that Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is not perfect. Neither am I. I have met many people in my life, but not one that is perfect. As I …

July 7
  • Young people need insurance

    Page A11 Shane Dean (“Jackson should do research” – July 1) is a bit forgetful himself. Healthy young people should have health insurance to pay for their pregnancies, child health and general …

  • EPA mismanages lead

    Page A11 Thank you, Pope Francis, for calling attention to Mother Earth, the environment that unites us and we have been entrusted to care for. Amid environmental devastation, such a relationship is …

  • Greed, not ACA, the problem

    Page A11 The Affordable Care Act is not what’s wrong with health care. Greed is.

July 6
  • Churches already refuse marriages

    Page A7 There is a long-standing precedent for a church refusing to perform marriages based on its beliefs. The Catholic Church does not recognize divorce. If a couple asks to be married …

  • Solutions start with us

    Page A7 Regarding “How much do we care about ending the carnage?” (June 21):

July 5
  • Heart in the right place

    Page B9 Just prior to the media frenzy regarding Rachel Dolezal’s racial and ethnic heritage, Rachel invited me, as the co-founder of the Upper Columbia Human Rights Coalition of Northeastern Washington, to …

  • Ducking the Interstate Fair

    Page B9 The Spokane County Interstate Fair commissioners named this year’s fair “Duck Into the Fair,” and use “Duck Dynasty” graphics. They have “Duck Dynasty” as a highlighted act. Are they out …

  • Lots pose fire hazard

    Page B9 We are currently in a critical stage as far as fire danger goes, and yet, on our travels in and around the Spokane Valley area, my wife remarked how many …

  • Respect flags of veterans

    Page B9 All veterans, past, present and future, should have the right to be buried beneath the flag each soldier fought to defend. So, whether it be the Stars and Stripes or …