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May 25
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Veteran a victim of war on drugs

    Page A9 Before he tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide. Heavy drinking hadn’t helped. Nor had various pills prescribed by Veterans Affairs doctors. He was still angry, still depressed, still could …

  • Tips on budgeting

    Page A9 I read in Jim Camden’s May 17 Spin Control: “The State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council releases estimates on the amount of taxes and fees the state will collect in …

  • Read Quran, then decide

    Page A9 I read the May 19 article in The Spokesman-Review regarding Pastor Shahram Hadian’s comments on Islam, and noted especially the appraisal of them by state Rep. Luke Malek of Coeur …

May 24
  • Smart Bombs: Soft on white-collar crime

    Page B8 Maybe if you grow up in a certain culture, you just don’t know any better. You feel you’re entitled to things without really expending an honest effort. Hard work and … 6

  • Kathleen Parker: GOP race truly a popularity contest

    Page B8 Because so many Republicans want to be president – or at least pretend they do – debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on …

  • Editorial: Labor talks bill would allow public to weigh in

    Page B8 A better-late-than-never bill to bring transparency to state labor negotiations was introduced last week, and could help break the deadlock over whether contracts bargained last year will be funded this … 2

  • Guest opinion: State Senate plan cuts health exchange

    Page B9 Health care costs are going down. The number of insured Washingtonians is going up; dramatically. It’s good news for health care in our state. The bad news for Washington consumers …

  • Guest opinion: No crop insurance would mean no food

    Page B9 We are blessed in this country to have the ability to grow our own food and have enough to export to other nations. In fact, that is what inspired me …

  • Walkout is weak message

    Page B9 As an observer of K-12 teaching and learning for over 40 years, and an adjunct instructor for over 20 years, I have seen brilliant educators help students understand that complex …

  • Lawmakers shirk own duties

    Page B9 State Sen. Michael Baumgartner is leading the push for a bill that would punish teachers who participate in a one-day strike on Wednesday. What he isn’t discussing is the fact …

  • Practical solution for CO2

    Page B9 Judy Butler’s May 17 letter, “Don’t ignore rising CO2,” says we must act to save ourselves. How can we act effectively without moving back to a primitive existence?

  • WSU clinic a critical cog

    Page B9 Recently, I attended the groundbreaking for the new University District Health Clinic. When it opens in 2016, the clinic will provide health care to many residents, making it an important …

  • Build bridges, not fear

    Page B9 I was shocked to hear of the rampant Islamophobia being spread by Shahram Hadian in the Inland Northwest.

May 23
  • Froma Harrop: Just who are the Waco bikers?

    Page A12 Count me among those mystified over the biker gang melee in Waco, Texas – a shootout that left nine dead. Why are these guys committing grown-up violence over the seemingly …

  • Editorial: Don’t leave LSDF to die at feet of Legislature

    Page A12 The Life Sciences Discovery Fund may have cancer; possibly the only way the 10-year-old program survives the budget wars in Olympia. Created to identify promising early stage health care technologies … 1

  • Charles Krauthammer: Iraq a battlefield of retrospectives

    Page A12 Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of …

  • Guest opinion: College Spark has helped many, but not enough

    Page A13 A decade ago, College Spark Washington changed from the state’s student loan guarantor to a foundation dedicated to helping low-income students become college-ready and go on to finish their degrees. …

  • Guest opinion: School walkout isn’t an easy decision

    Page A13 Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8) has quietly come and gone, and this year in the Spokane area, that week was replete with ironies. Many teachers were in the midst of …

  • Politics of derailment

    Page A13 The Democrats have their nerve. Just because fatalities occurred in the May 12 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, they shamelessly seized the opportunity to propose additional federal spending to improve Amtrak …

  • Wright article fans flames

    Page A13 It never ceases to amaze me when we look back on history and judge the past with the eyes of today. The Col. George Wright brouhaha (May 17) is an …

  • Bill provides transparency

    Page A13 In her May 17 letter, Cheryl Stewart explains why her organization, Associated General Contractors, opposed a bill, SB 5153, that would require increased transparency in Washington elections.

  • Ski expansion isn’t green

    Page A13 Post Falls High School teacher Cynthia Rust, in her May 16 op-ed, “Funding ski area supports students,” argues for $2.23 million to improve buildings and add a 15,000-square-foot guest center …

  • Columnists wrong on TPP

    Page A13 If Froma Harrop and Charles Krauthammer (May 16) think the Trans-Pacific Partnership is so good, then why didn’t they explain how good they think the Investor State Dispute Settlement provision …

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