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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.

September 21
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Clinton must illustrate differences from Obama

    Page B10 Americans tend to choose presidents who differ from their predecessors, regardless of whether they come from different parties or from the same party. That’s readily evident in comparing Bill Clinton …

  • Editorial: Domestic violence victims need support

    Page B10 If not for the video of running back Ray Rice punching his fiancée, the National Football League would have moved on. Most of us already had. In fact, this editorial … 4

  • Catherine Rampell: Nation’s public schools aren’t actually flunking

    Page B10 Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years? Americans seem to think so. Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving up the income …

  • Don Brunell: Beware of Inslee climate-change agenda costs

    Page B11 What if we could peer into the future and see the consequences of the decisions we make today? In a way, we can. According to Washington state economists, a carbon …

  • Pakootas understands conflict

    Page B11 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ canned email response to my concerns about the current Israeli-Palestinian armed conflict reflects her alarming lack of understanding of the bases of the conflict and a …

  • Kudos to Romero

    Page B11 If Rick Romero is even half as good as your article (Sept. 14) implies, we need more like him in all levels of government including public education. Hats off to …

  • Stopped truck in bad spot

    Page B11 As a chemical engineer with experience in handling highly toxic and explosive chemicals, I am writing this letter for the good of the community. Stopping a truck at the state …

  • Consequences of targeting ISIL

    Page B11 I am disappointed at the logic shown by some pundits and common folks quoted in articles calling for annihilation of ISIL, a fledgling state/terrorist group in Mesopotamia.

  • Beggs devoted to service

    Page B11 Breean Beggs, who became a lawyer to more effectively serve, has devoted his life to improving our community on every level. In his professional practice, he treats courts, co-counsel, opposing …

  • Close gun-sale loophole

    Page B11 Background checks for gun sales are a simple and common-sense way to reduce gun violence. And yet some protest that those intent on doing harm will still find a way …

  • Obligation to U.S. history

    Page B11 Most American educators strive to develop responsible young citizens, graduates who possess a clear understanding of past history, with a “forward thinking” desire to wisely contribute to our nation’s future. …

  • Fix the finance mess

    Page B11 I’m a veteran, and a lot of people have died along the way to make this country as good as it has been. But, with regard to whether money is …

  • Dilemma in the 4th District

    Page B11 As a Democrat in the 4th Legislative District, I was in a dilemma on who to vote for in the primary. There are only Republican candidates. I believe that this …

  • Bad water vote

    Page B11 On Sept. 9, the House of Representatives voted on and passed HR 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. This bill serves to limit the Environmental …

  • LC parking a problem

    Page B11 Last year, arriving in the second student parking lot at Lewis and Clark High School from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. guaranteed students a parking spot. Now, arriving at 7:20 …

September 20
  • Congress shamefully dodging war debate

    Page B4 This commentary from the Chicago Tribune does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board. Members of a fractious Congress apparently have reached bipartisan consensus on one key …

  • Froma Harrop: History offers tips on rebuilding middle class

    Page B4 The tea party mantra, “I want my country back,” resonates with many. The racial undertones can be ugly (as well as pointless). But the longing for an economically secure America …

  • Charles Krauthammer: Beheadings aim to draw U.S. into conflict

    Page B4 What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its …

  • Initiative 594: Voting yes will close background-check loophole for gun buyers

    Page B5 At the YWCA of Spokane, we are proud to be Spokane’s only state-recognized program for domestic violence victims’ services. As recent headlines have demonstrated, education about domestic violence and advocacy …

  • Initiative 591: Voting yes will maintain balance between public safety, privacy rights

    Page B5 Initiative 591 is a simple, one-page measure that protects the integrity of background checks by requiring that such checks conducted in Washington comply with a uniform national standard. It protects …

  • Musical was too tame

    Page B5 I saw “The Book of Mormon.” Having been exposed to popular culture by having children, I’m somewhat familiar with the excellent and biting social satire that is “South Park.” Its …

  • Issues raise temperature

    Page B5 Nothing raises my temperature on a cold morning like the Sept. 12 edition of The Spokesman-Review.

  • Don’t take over lands

    Page B5 As a citizen of Idaho and someone who has lived in various parts of the United States, I highly value the public lands of our nation. As Idaho’s Federal Lands …

  • Keep Fitzgerald as clerk

    Page B5 I wish to encourage voters to cast their vote for Timothy Fitzgerald for Spokane County clerk.

  • Federal lands an asset

    Page B5 You and I own land in all 50 states. We enjoy myriad benefits of these: timber, minerals, oil, gas, roads, rivers and relatively inexpensive places for family fun.

September 19
  • Climate change debate heats up

    Page A13 The climate crisis is worsening faster than predicted, by every scientific measure, and is paralleled by another crisis: the failure of the U.N. climate negotiation process. “You have been negotiating …

  • Editorial: Export-Import Bank, commerce need solid future

    Page A13 Republicans have played the uncertainty card in debates about health care reform, cap-and-trade legislation, tax policy and many other issues. Uncertainty, they say, is the bane of businesses, so we … 3

  • Not fair to AMR

    Page A13 I work for American Medical Response, Spokane’s highly qualified and experienced ambulance service provider for more than 50 years. Fire union representatives have not hidden their desire to increase membership …

  • Living in fantasy

    Page A13 Wouldn’t it be amazing if the media devoted as much air time to the President Obama/Hillary Clinton Benghazi cover-up, and Eric Holder’s refusal to investigate the Fast and Furious debacle …

  • Stop weather propaganda

    Page A13 The front page apocalyptic headline and colorful graphs in the Aug. 31 Spokesman-Review follows a consistent pattern where the fraud-riddled environment message is overly trumpeted. Do the propagators of this …