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February 28
  • Christine M. Flowers: No matter my distaste for Obama, Giuliani’s wrong

    Page A11 When I was about 11 or 12, I saw a made-for-television movie called “The Man Without A Country.” It was based on a short story written by Edward Everett Hale, …

  • Jay Ambrose: Twisted stories on important issues damage democracy

    Page A11 The way stories get told about politics, Washington doings and government issues generally these days is too often backward, twisted, confused, confusing and half-baked even if delivered with pizzazz. Those …

  • Make ‘family friendly’ normal

    Page A11 Is it just me or does anyone else see the concept of a “family friendly” lane in the grocery stores to be bizarre and indicative of where we are at …

  • Encourage teen work

    Page A11 Sen. Michael Baumgartner is so right.

  • Without an ISIS plan

    Page A11 I am getting a little tired of all of the criticism of President Obama and his plan for defeating ISIS. As the murders and beheadings continue, so does the criticism.

  • Davis right on med school

    Page A11 This note is composed to express my appreciation and full support for Skip Davis’ Feb. 22 op-ed analysis and proposal for medical education and patient services in the vast Northwest …

  • Bargain with transparency

    Page A11 Dave Scoville’s Feb. 26 letter, “Put wage data in context,” questioned the utility of publicizing the pay of Spokane city employees, and celebrated the notion that under healthy collective bargaining …

February 27
  • Editorial: Public records fees should match cost of meeting requests

    Page A9 When voters adopted the Public Records Act in 1972, all government documents were on paper. Now, most are created electronically, and most who request them expect free delivery by email. … 9

  • Amy Goodman: Link severe weather to global warming

    Page A9 President Barack Obama issued the third veto in his more than six years in office, rejecting S.1 (Senate Bill One), the “Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.” This was the new …

  • Fagan should be removed

    Page A9 I have never agreed with Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart on anything. However, when he said Councilman Mike Fagan (formally known as weasel) should be removed from his seat …

  • Fagan a voice of caution

    Page A9 The only thing missing from the campaign attacking Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan over his stance on vaccination, which was instigated by Council President Ben Stuckart and further exacerbated by …

  • Invest with moral compass

    Page A9 The Feb. 15 Motley Fool column in the Spokesman-Review suggested that income-seeking investors consider Philip Morris International. My initial reaction was that investors who seek such income have the moral …

  • Be quiet about attack

    Page A9 Why in the name of all that’s idiotic would you announce a would-be ISIS-ousting attack on Mosul and details about troop numbers two months ahead of time? Or, wait, it’s …

February 26
  • Dana Milbank: Democrats learning to tie knots

    Page A9 For Harry Reid and his Senate Democrats, revenge is a dish best served bold. For years, they complained that the Republican minority had tied the chamber in knots. But now, …

  • Editorial: Bipartisan sentencing reform wise

    Page A9 Congress may be wising up to the virtues of “smart justice,” and the wisdom is bipartisan. Senators and representatives from both parties are sponsoring bills that would roll back some …

  • Put wage data in context

    Page A9 I found the article on city pay on the Feb. 15 front page troublesome on multiple levels. While I realize that this information is a matter of public record, I …

  • Nature upgrades

    Page A9 I suggest the lower wild bird population surviving cold winters represent survival of the fittest.

  • Imagine less adulation

    Page A9 Criticism of President Barack Obama for noting that Christianity, as well as Islam, has used religion to justify violence ignores a deeper issue.

  • ‘Buy American’ the solution

    Page A9 The West Coast shipping slowdown exposed a major vulnerability in our current economy. We heard from the business community that the dispute prevented supplies from reaching store shelves and manufacturing …

February 25
  • Editorial: State legislation vital to ensuring oil train safety

    Page A9 With the federal government predicting 207 derailments of trains carrying crude oil or ethanol over the next two decades, the debate in Olympia over public safety has intensified. Last year, … 5

  • ISIS’s appeal not strictly religious

    Page A9 How much do words matter in fighting ISIS? In last week’s summit in Washington on “countering violent extremism,” critics dumped on President Barack Obama for his refusal to use terms …

  • Take a break, enjoy nature

    Page A9 How many times have we as Americans just stopped what we were doing and admired the beautiful places that we all call home? Spokane is a lovely place where people …

  • SFCC news brings smile

    Page A9 I smiled as I read the Feb. 13 editorial praising Spokane Falls Community College for offering a four-year applied science baccalaureate degree in the field of computing.

February 24
February 23
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: We can’t replace satirist Stewart

    Page A9 I am not insane. For this, I have Jon Stewart to thank. Thirteen years ago, it felt like I was in a front-row seat on the express train to Crazy …

  • We need the oil

    Page A9 Amazing is the theory that blocking the Keystone XL pipeline will stop the drilling and production of tar-sands oil. The only difference is whether the oil moves to the south …