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July 7
  • Robert J. Samuelson: World economy caught in a debt trap

    Page A11 We have the Greeks to thank for an elementary tutorial in what ails the world economy. Greece’s central problem is that it has too much debt and too little economic …

  • Editorial: Businesses, trade losers in ideological struggle over Export-Import Bank

    Page A11 The Export-Import Bank could be the latest victim of the power struggle within the Republican Party between the ideologues and the pragmatists. And the biggest loser would be Washington, the …

  • Young people need insurance

    Page A11 Shane Dean (“Jackson should do research” – July 1) is a bit forgetful himself. Healthy young people should have health insurance to pay for their pregnancies, child health and general …

  • EPA mismanages lead

    Page A11 Thank you, Pope Francis, for calling attention to Mother Earth, the environment that unites us and we have been entrusted to care for. Amid environmental devastation, such a relationship is …

  • Greed, not ACA, the problem

    Page A11 The Affordable Care Act is not what’s wrong with health care. Greed is.

July 6
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Thank heaven for Girl Scouts

    Page A7 Thank heaven for little girls. So sang French actor Maurice Chevalier in a famous song celebrating “their little eyes so helpless and appealing” and the fact that “they grow up …

  • Churches already refuse marriages

    Page A7 There is a long-standing precedent for a church refusing to perform marriages based on its beliefs. The Catholic Church does not recognize divorce. If a couple asks to be married …

  • Solutions start with us

    Page A7 Regarding “How much do we care about ending the carnage?” (June 21):

July 5
  • Smart Bombs: Legislators made own beds

    Page B8 The “meltdown” melodrama of the third special legislative session could’ve been avoided if lawmakers finished on time and the process was easier for the public to follow. Nobody thinks it’s … 12

  • Editorial: Budget gave state’s roads an overdue investment

    Page B8 The North Spokane Corridor is finally on the on-ramp to completion. After more than a half-century of broken promises, Washington’s legislature last week appropriated the $879 million it will take … 4

  • Kathleen Parker: Sanders, Trump entertaining, but appeal won’t last

    Page B8 WASHINGTON – Stranger things have happened in American politics, but the sudden surge of Democratic/Populist Bernie Sanders and Republican/Pompulist Donald Trump puts one in mind of alternate universes. And I …

  • Recruiting needs immigration fixes

    Page B9 Here’s a name for you to remember: Yet-Ming Chiang. It’s the name of an American hero. Yet-Ming Chiang is a professor of materials science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Materials …

  • Workers need paid safe leave

    Page B9 Spokane has an incredible opportunity to stand on the right side of domestic violence history this year by adopting an equitable safe and sick leave policy. Many are not aware …

  • Heart in the right place

    Page B9 Just prior to the media frenzy regarding Rachel Dolezal’s racial and ethnic heritage, Rachel invited me, as the co-founder of the Upper Columbia Human Rights Coalition of Northeastern Washington, to …

  • Ducking the Interstate Fair

    Page B9 The Spokane County Interstate Fair commissioners named this year’s fair “Duck Into the Fair,” and use “Duck Dynasty” graphics. They have “Duck Dynasty” as a highlighted act. Are they out …

  • Lots pose fire hazard

    Page B9 We are currently in a critical stage as far as fire danger goes, and yet, on our travels in and around the Spokane Valley area, my wife remarked how many …

  • Respect flags of veterans

    Page B9 All veterans, past, present and future, should have the right to be buried beneath the flag each soldier fought to defend. So, whether it be the Stars and Stripes or …

  • Be adults about marriage

    Page B9 To the haters: The U.S. Supreme Court has decided the status of our gay citizens today as couples, when they choose to be. It’s been a long, hard struggle that …

  • Judge has final say

    Page B9 It’s still a great nation when an associate editor from a small newspaper in the Northwest can determine whose opinion is tyrannical. Like lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, Gary Crooks’ …

July 4
  • Charles Krauthammer: U.S. backpedaling driving deal with Iran

    Page A8 The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a …

  • Abraham Lincoln: Praise is due to the brave defenders of ‘all men are created equal’

    Page A8 Fellow-citizens: I am very glad to see you to-night. But yet I will not say I thank you for this call. But I do most sincerely thank Almighty God for …

  • Froma Harrop: Hypertourism hard to escape

    Page A8 ROME – On a recent June day, about 24,999 other tourists and I squeezed into the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. Seeing the Vatican and its museums is one of the most …

  • George Nethercutt: Grasp of civics leads to real July 4 celebration

    Page A9 Every July 4, stories appear that affirm what most Americans already know: Too many don’t know why we celebrate July 4, from whom the American colonies sought independence in 1776, …

  • America is straying

    Page A9 America’s birthday should be a time of celebration, but after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage, I can’t stop mourning over how far America has strayed from its …

  • Denial leads to hot seat

    Page A9 If you haven’t noticed, the climate is breaking weather records at an ever-increasing pace around the world. Walk outside Spokane, and experience record-breaking heat and dryness. Then ask the climate …

  • Doomed to repeat mistakes

    Page A9 How far are we going to go with removing symbols that have relevance to our country’s past? And how far are we going to stick our heads in the sand …

  • Understand historic names

    Page A9 Regarding Barb Brock’s June 29 letter: As a born and bred South Carolinian, I agree it is time to remove Confederate flags flying in America. Changing street names may be …

  • Country Homes beautified

    Page A9 In our weekly travels, we have the pleasure of driving along Country Homes Boulevard, viewing the recent plantings of hundreds of trees, shrubs and plants between Cedar and Wall streets. …

  • A tangled web

    Page A9 Whoever said, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive,” definitely had Rachel Dolezal in mind.

  • Both parties fueled crash

    Page A9 Ed Terhaar’s June 27 letter says the policies of President George W. Bush and his Republican Congress “engineered” the 2008 recession. Blame for that recession belongs to both major political …