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August 1
  • Jim Hightower: Severely underfunded national parks are selling integrity to highest bidder

    Page A10 Our presidents are good at praising America’s magnificent national park system, but they’re lousy at maintaining it. Bill Clinton-the-candidate, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot …

  • Editorial: Automatic Response Units a casualty of city’s politics

    Page A10 Spokane’s Automatic Response Units were caught in a terrible accident this week. They were rear-ended by the City Council, pushed into the mayor’s office and sidelined for the foreseeable future. …

  • Charles Krauthammer: Philanthropist rescuing Syrian Christians is paying it forward

    Page A10 Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under Abdel …

  • Dick Meyer: End-of-life counseling makes sense for Medicare

    Page A11 Sometimes it’s good news when a story isn’t news. Such was the case when Medicare announced in early July that it intended to reimburse physicians for time spent counseling patients …

  • Abortion does kill

    Page A11 Gary Crooks (July 26) criticized the makers of the video about Planned Parenthood’s purported practice of profiting by the sale of aborted children’s body parts. Certainly it is reprehensible when …

  • Crooks overlooked killing

    Page A11 Gary Crooks overlooked (July 26) the most important aspect of the Planned Parenthood situation: The total lack of concern that they were discussing the killing and squashing of a baby …

  • Follow-up abortion questions

    Page A11 Gary Crooks (July 26) cites FactCheck.org’s summary statement on the first Planned Parenthood video as the last word: “It remains legal to donate tissue from a legally aborted fetus, and …

  • Citizens to benefit from Prop. 1

    Page A11 I support Proposition 1, the maintenance and operation levy for Spokane County Fire District 8. The levy will provide funding necessary to maintain fire protection and emergency medical services within …

  • Monkey on many backs

    Page A11 Admittedly, all I know about it is what I read in The Spokesman-Review, and what I see and hear on TV. As I understand it, Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing …

  • Kinnear prepared for council

    Page A11 As a resident of Spokane City Council District 2, I am hoping voters will elect Lori Kinnear for City Council. Lori has already put in the time it takes to …

  • Keep library as is

    Page A11 I love the Spokane Valley Library. I go there at least three times a week to relax, browse, read, borrow books, study, prepare sermons and review Spokane Valley City Council …

  • Vote yes on library issue

    Page A11 In a competitive world, communities move forward only with key elements in place. Great surroundings and hard-working people aren’t enough. Within the global economy, communities must have necessary infrastructure in …

  • Verduin clarifies positions

    Page A11 The race in District 3 is the most competitive for Spokane City Council, and I greatly appreciated the opportunity to share frank answers with the editorial board and earn their …

  • Stratton method half-baked

    Page A11 Karen Stratton is making political hay out of her recent effort to advocate for gender pay equity at Spokane City Hall. She is eager to take credit for leading the …

July 31
  • Editorial: Atomic bomb development worth of national park

    Page A9 Seventy years ago next month, the United States unleashed the most terrible weapon yet used. The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August 1945 persuaded Japan to … 9

  • Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Indictment highlights police killings of people of color

    Page A9 A stunning indictment has been handed down in Cincinnati, focusing attention again on police killings of people of color. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that University of Cincinnati …

  • Hold jail accountable

    Page A9 Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke stated in a July 16 Spokesman-Review article that the Spokane County jail is not a triage center. This was in response to growing concerns with …

  • Kinnear is a great choice

    Page A9 It’s great to see Lori Kinnear running for Spokane City Council at long last. I first worked with Lori when she was council member Richard Rush’s aide, and was immediately …

  • Centrist needed for president

    Page A9 The recent nuclear deal with Iran and concurrent political furor pretty much cement this president’s legacy as The Great Divider. Whatever issue he promotes, whether it be health insurance, race …

July 30
  • Dana Milbank: GOP senators reject Cruz’s bullying

    Page A11 Who’s afraid of big, bad Ted Cruz? Not Lamar Alexander. The Tennessee Republican went on the Senate floor to accuse his fellow Republican of proposing actions that would “render ourselves …

  • Editorial: Evolving standards risk erasing history

    Page A11 So a fellow from a county named for the forgettable Franklin Pierce in a state named for slaveholder George Washington wants the school district in Spokane to rename a school … 12

  • Accuracy watch

    Page A11 For 07-30-2015

  • Vote no on fire measure

    Page A11 Proposition 1 is asking for an additional tax that will increase the Fire District No. 8 levy 33 percent for property owners. I am writing to urge residents to research …

  • Support fire levy

    Page A11 I had the opportunity to participate in the May 30 Fire Ops 101 program hosted by Spokane County Fire District 8 and the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The program was …

  • Boost emergency services

    Page A11 I am writing today to voice my support for Proposition 1, the maintenance and operations levy for Spokane County Fire District 8. This levy will provide funding that I feel …

July 29
  • Possible to strengthen Iran deal

    Page A11 Here’s the bottom line on the Iran nuclear pact: Whether you like it or hate it, or feel as I do – that it’s barely passable but U.S. negotiators could …

  • Editorial: Researchers will bolster public health commitment

    Page A11 With the hiring of a public health research team, Washington State University has greatly reinforced its medical care mission in Eastern Washington. Welcome as a four-year medical school – or … 1

  • Perspective of the disabled

    Page A11 Regarding Stephen Berde’s July 18 letter, “Disabled should pay for parking”: Let me offer my perspective. My husband is severely disabled. When we park to patronize a business downtown, it’s …

  • Ukraine, U.S. need diplomacy

    Page A11 Any chance the nuclear deal with Iran might serve as a model for relations with other “enemy” nations? Couldn’t similar diplomacy prevent our current collision course with Russia? I am …

  • Retire the Confederate flag

    Page A11 Regarding Jeanie Smith’s July 18 letter: The success of the South was built on the backbone of black slaves. They have suffered in silence these many years by the reminder …