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August 29
  • Amy Goodman: Power of people is key to end of wars

    Page A15 In her epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Guns of August,” historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how World War I began in 1914, and how the belligerence, vanity and poor policies of …

  • Editorial: ER wait time ads sending wrong message

    Page A15 Emergency rooms should not be treated as neighborhood clinics, and one of the goals of the Affordable Care Act was to break the cycle of repeated use by patients who …

  • Ferguson has elections

    Page A15 Amy Goodman is correct about one thing in her Aug. 22 article. The 1857 Dred Scott decision will be an eternal stain on the U.S. Supreme Court’s record. To deny …

  • Don’t steal the signs

    Page A15 “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. …” That seems to be what announces campaign season. While a case can be made that campaign signs are organized litter or removable graffiti, the …

  • ‘Book of Mormon’ disappointing

    Page A15 I went to “The Book of Mormon” based in part on the review in The Spokesmen-Review. Having seen and heard it, I think the reviewer missed a couple of items.

  • Medical heroes

    Page A15 There are three heroes in the news today. They are Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and the American health care system.

August 28
  • Ruth Marcus: Drawing the line between informative and offensive images

    Page A9 “Don’t watch the video. Don’t share it. That’s not how life should be.” So tweeted Kelly Foley, a cousin of beheaded journalist James Foley, as the video of the brutal …

  • Editorial: The political system, not public schools, has failed

    Page A9 If you’re a parent of a public school student, chances are you’ve received a letter this month saying your child’s school is “failing.” But before acting, or overreacting, a history … 31

  • Safer gun rights

    Page A9 I believe in the Second Amendment. What I don’t believe is that this means guns be available and stored in personal residences in urban areas. The Second Amendment is not …

  • Equal Rights for Palestinians

    Page A9 Mike Maxwell’s “Gaza fight ‘profoundly misread’ ”, (Aug. 17) shares with us his premise for understanding the problem of Israel/Palestine: “The Bible predicted that Israel would become a nation again …

  • Pakootas would care

    Page A9 Talking out of both sides of her mouth, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers professes to care for the people of the 5th Congressional District while consistently voting against them. In her …

August 27
  • Editorial: Downtown investment mechanisms deserve council approval

    Page A13 A new tavern, the Tamarack Public House, will soon join the list of eating and drinking establishments adding to downtown Spokane’s vitality and amenities. But the Tamarack’s century-old building needed … 6

  • Trudy Rubin: U.S. must confront ISIS soon

    Page A13 How do you deal with a hideous terrorist group that has morphed into a Mideast state with a huge war chest and an aggressive army – and beheads an American …

  • Rail bridge needs facelift

    Page A13 I read your “Spotlight” article in the Aug. 10 Today section relating to the assembling of a mural to hide the 6-year-old hole at Third Avenue and Division Street. Great …

  • McMorris Rodgers hypocritical

    Page A13 Regarding Kent Rinne (Aug. 13) who had asked Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her position on the appropriate punishment for a woman and/or those who assist her in her choice …

August 26
  • Editorial: Math bias just doesn’t add up for boys, girls

    Page A13 Let’s start with a simple truism: Women can perform mathematical and scientific calculations as readily as men. So why do so few of them have jobs in science and technology … 6

  • Robert J. Samuelson: A closer look at growth, politics

    Page A13 It’s a Democratic campaign consultant’s dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic presidents than Republican. …

  • Transients part of cityscape

    Page A13 Really, Spokane? After several days in Seattle and Portland, we returned to the Aug. 17 headline about the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza being doomed. Delicate feathers have been ruffled, it …

  • Wolf program a joke

    Page A13 The environmentalists and those who got the wolf put on the endangered species list should pay all costs. The wolf program is the dumbest political maneuver since Prohibition. The only …

  • Arfee reaction overblown

    Page A13 Before the good citizens of Coeur d’Alene move on City Hall shouting, “Paws Up; Don’t Shoot,” let’s get the facts. Put yourself in the officer’s shoes. He is approaching a …

August 25
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Political game outweighs good

    Page A7 A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th governor of Texas, one James Richard Perry, certainly gave it his best shot when he faced …

  • Beggs supports reform

    Page A7 Seventy-four percent of the Spokane County budget is spent on the criminal justice system. That is crazy. At $130 per day per offender, our jail serves as hardly more than …

  • Plaza must be downtown

    Page A7 I’ve been riding buses regularly in Spokane since 1987, and am grateful for the wonderful service received and for the drivers who give such caring and friendly service. The problems …

August 24
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Iraq blurs party lines as 2016 nears

    Page B8 For several years, debate over President Barack Obama’s international policies has followed a simple partisan pattern. Obama’s top aides and most fellow Democrats, hailing the end of the Iraq War, …

  • Editorial: State’s fiscal choices far from easy

    Page B8 There’s still time from legislative candidates to announce they’ve had a change of heart and no longer feel the pull of Olympia’s gloomy grey winters. And it won’t be very …

  • Catherine Rampell: Transparency the way to end corporate tax avoidance

    Page B8 Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters. These are among the array of eye-glazingly complicated tax avoidance strategies …

  • Dave Wilson: Radicals have too much Congressional influence

    Page B9 It has been almost one month since I finished third in the 5th Congressional District primary election. The weeks of feedback and reflection since then have provided both instruction and …

  • McMorris Rodgers, Palin are admirable women

    Page B9 There have been some recent letters expressing mean-spirited criticism of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sarah Palin. Both these women advocate a smaller, less expensive and intrusive government that adheres …

  • CHS negligent with data

    Page B9 The Aug. 19 front-page headlines about the attack on Community Health Services is a little late. This happened in April-June, and we’re just now hearing about it?

  • McCleary case a time bomb

    Page B9 The McCleary school funding case may blow up on Sept. 3 when the Washington Supreme Court considers whether to hold the Legislature in contempt of court.