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January 30
  • Editorial: Prepaid postage for ballots would boost voter participation

    Page A13 Washington should try putting the “mail” in mail-in voting by providing prepaid postage on ballot envelopes. Despite a relatively high turnout rate compared with other states, too many Washington voters … 17

  • Civil rights history can’t be rewritten, but it can be righted

    Page A13 On March 21, 1915, a motion picture was screened for the first time inside the White House. President Woodrow Wilson sat down to watch D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a …

  • Fox viewers don’t belong in box

    Page A13 Letters from Nancy Runyan always make interesting reading. In the Jan. 20 Spokesman-Review, her letter regarding a recent dispute between the Dish network and Fox News provided new food for …

  • Education yardstick imprecise

    Page A13 Your mostly reasonable Jan. 17 editorial regarding education reform unfortunately misses a central sticking point: Teachers and schools cannot reliably or validly be evaluated using student standardized test score data.

  • School tax measures needed

    Page A13 I am the mother of two kids that attend Ridgeview Elementary. I’m also a member of the parent-teacher organization and a regular volunteer at the school. I have seen all …

January 29
  • Dana Milbank: GOP finds running Congress isn’t easy

    Page A11 “Yeah, there’ve been a couple of stumbles,” John Boehner acknowledged Tuesday. The House speaker had spoken with dry understatement.

  • Editorial: Mormon’s timely remarks may help ‘add the words’

    Page A11 With Idaho’s House State Affairs Committee continuing a long overdue – and therefore very prolonged – hearing on “add the words” legislation, the very public remarks Tuesday on religious freedom … 2

  • Vote yes for CVSD levy, bond

    Page A11 As a graduate of Central Valley School District, a parent with three children attending district schools and as a business leader, I am asking all voters in the city of …

  • McMorris Rodgers a toady

    Page A11 Bravo to Hank Greer in writing (Jan. 18) so eloquently about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers not representing the interests of the people of Eastern Washington. Yes! Shame on her. When …

  • Thanks for ‘ag-gag’ editorial

    Page A11 Many thanks to the editorial staff of The Spokesman-Review for urging (Jan. 20) the rejection of House Bill 1104, which “creates the crime of interference with agricultural production.” You clearly …

  • Spokane becoming like Portland

    Page A11 Beware, Spokane citizens! I grew up in Portland in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

January 28
  • Arab world turns introspective, finds West is not all to blame

    Page A13 This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of Egypt’s Tahrir Square uprising, which became the hallmark of the Arab Spring. As though to mock those long-dead hopes, Yemen and Libya have …

  • Editorial: Bills may help mentally ill before they commit more deaths

    Page A13 Legislation sponsored by Spokane legislators will not restore life to Sheena Henderson, nor cure the mental illness of husband Christopher. But the bills may get another Christopher help before he … 1

  • Support West Valley levy

    Page A13 We enjoy living in a successful, energetic community and depend on our schools to turn out productive contributors to society. West Valley has dedicated staff members running programs that truly …

  • Flier flunks school facts

    Page A13 As residents of the Central Valley School District, my wife and I received a flier from the Citizens for Responsible Taxation suggesting that we vote no on the upcoming bond …

  • Speak out on ‘ag-gag’

    Page A13 Rep. Joe Schmick is pushing an anti-whistleblower bill, known as “ag-gag,” to criminalize undercover investigations of factory farms. Whistleblowing employees at factory farms are imperative for the exposure of animal …

January 27
  • Robert J. Samuelson: Economic crisis isn’t over overseas

    Page A11 President Barack Obama has declared the economic crisis over – and for the United States, maybe it seems that way. But most other countries, not so much. Their recoveries are …

  • Editorial: Washington SJR 8201 takes aim at unfunded initiatives

    Page A11 At the end of Initiative 1351, which requires smaller class sizes, voters may or may not have seen a fiscal note stating it would cost a stunning $4.7 billion over … 2

  • Thanks for Hebdo decision

    Page A11 I commend you for publishing (Jan. 15) the controversial cover photo of Charlie Hebdo. As a practicing Christian, I often find cartoons mocking Christians offensive, but I believe firmly in …

  • Speech comes with responsibility

    Page A11 The recent incident at the offices of Charlie Hebdo is truly a tragedy. I do strongly believe in the right to freedom of expression. However, we must remember that with …

  • In His game plan?

    Page A11 I suppose that Christian Twelfth Man hearts soared when Russell Wilson emerged from his postgame public prayer circle with the wet-eyed proclamation that God had prepared him and his team …

January 26
  • Fox challenged from overseas

    Page A7 Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don’t. Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make …

  • All of God’s rules?

    Page A7 In his Jan. 17 letter condemning gay marriage, Robert Guenther states that, as a Christian, he opposes such a union because it “is in violation of biblical teachings.” He further …

  • Hebdo cartoon not funny

    Page A7 I agree with Lawrence Pintak, “We are not all Charlie Hebdo,” Jan. 18. As Pope Francis said, there is a limit to free speech.

January 25
  • Smart Bombs: Embrace the climate ‘hoax’

    Page B10 The only way Republicans will seriously respond to global warming is if President Barack Obama locks arms with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Hoax, and calls out the world’s scientists. “Hotter planet? … 18

  • Editorial: Support for schools assures better communities

    Page B10 Support your schools. Education today demands the best facilities and teachers if our children are going to thrive in the 21st century. Unfortunately, Washington state does not adequately finance education, … 11

  • Kathleen Parker: This loquacious pope has people thinking, talking

    Page B10 Forget E.F. Hutton. It’s P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen. And then they get busy trying to figure out what he was really saying. Even …

  • Special to The Spokesman-Review: In Seahawks’ win, a glimpse of God’s grace

    Page B11 Football matters to God. But it’s not because of great athleticism, or large numbers of fans, or even simply that this sport is an encouragement to so many of God’s …

  • Issue is mapped out

    Page B11 I want to thank The Spokesman-Review for finally printing a map of Spokane’s “prostitution area,” and the City Council for taking on this problem, which has beleaguered and bewildered mankind …

  • Respect what is sacred

    Page B11 Religion has been the justification of more murder, wars and suffering than any other mindset. Nazism was, in a sense, a religion. One man’s messiah is the butt of a …