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October 24
  • Amy Goodman: Time to approve surgeon general

    Page A11 The United States now has an Ebola czar. But what about a surgeon general? The gun lobby has successfully shot down his nomination – at least so far. The Ebola …

  • Editorial: Brandt, Leland best for district judgeships

    Page A11 Spokane County District Court handles more than 70,000 cases a year, mostly misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses like traffic matters that do not get much public attention except from defendants …

  • Let the kids swing

    Page A11 I read with great interest the Oct. 8 article, “Working a swing shift.” The article addresses concerns of the Spokane Public School District (and other local districts) over the safety …

  • Protect your rights

    Page A11 ( Editor’s note: This is a repeat of a letter published on Oct. 22. Its meaning was changed by a typographical error.)

  • Re-elect Tveit

    Page A11 Perhaps the most consequential of the electoral races in Stevens County’s general election is the contest for District Court judge. It is important to our county that the voters select …

October 23
  • Show some dignity, candidates

    Page A9 David Perdue took the cheap and easy route. The Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, like Republican candidates in most other competitive races, calculated that the surest road to victory was …

  • Editorial: Preserving old garages not worth losing Lexus

    Page A9 When the Spokane City Council adopted an ordinance to help preserve historically significant buildings, the 1890 Merton Block, the 1915 Mohawk Building and the 1934 Rookery Building already had been … 15

  • Correction

    Page A9 Saturday’s editorial misidentified Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Johnson’s place of residence. It is Gig Harbor.

  • I-594 is sensible

    Page A9 I recently read two letters published in The Spokesman-Review claiming Initiative 594 is “alarming.” The only thing that’s alarming is the misinformation the letter writers spread, and that they don’t …

  • Proud of Pakootas

    Page A9 In meeting Joe Pakootas, I observed several things that make me want to support him for the 5th District Congressional seat.

  • Park needs upgrades

    Page A9 I urge you to vote yes for the upcoming Riverfront Park bond. This bond initiative will not raise your current tax rate.

October 22
  • Trudy Rubin: African women key in Ebola fight

    Page A13 Here’s some essential info you may not know about halting the spread of Ebola. It depends on the women.

  • Editorial: Best choices for bench are Bugbee and Tripp

    Page A13 Spokane County’s eight District Court judges are up for re-election. Four are unopposed, an unfortunate but not unusual phenomenon for judgeships at all levels, including the Washington Supreme Court. Also …

  • Beggs is true reformer

    Page A13 “Haskell, Beggs support reforms,” (Oct. 1) trumpets The Spokesman-Review. Really? When did Haskell become a crusader for change?

  • Haskell the best

    Page A13 I have worked in the Washington court system for many years. I have seen many prosecutors try many cases.

  • Protect your rights

    Page A13 If you are uncertain about how to vote on Initiatives 591 and 594, consider the following questions:

October 21
  • Editorial: Balukoff can bring needed pragmatism to Idaho

    Page A13 Idaho needs new leadership at the top. The educational system suffers from neglect. Job growth beyond the minimum-wage variety has been poor. A scandal has marred the corrections system. And … 4

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Rising global debt a real danger

    Page A13 Six years after the onset of the financial crisis, the world still has too much debt. The total in 2013, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, came to about $186 …

  • Maurer the right choice

    Page A13 Aimee Maurer was born in South Korea and adopted into the United States in 1974. She grew up on a farm in Colville, where she learned the importance of a …

  • Vote for Baumgartner

    Page A13 It is too bad columnist Shawn Vestal can’t get his facts straight. Liberal California zillionaire Tom Steyer has given Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington state Democrats the first of …

  • Vote for the future

    Page A13 In this upcoming Spokane County prosecutor election we will be well served by electing Breean Beggs.

October 20
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Church’s move is worth praise

    Page A9 Back in the mid-’60s, my aunt’s husband did what a lot of other husbands (and wives) did with spouses that no longer filled their wish lists: traded her in for …

  • Overkill on gay issues

    Page A9 I cannot possibly be the only person in the entire Inland Northwest who has grown weary of The Spokesman-Review’s incessant obsession with the gay agenda. Get off the bandwagon, especially …

  • Park needs changes

    Page A9 My first visit to Spokane, in 1977, included a walk through Riverfront Park. Forty years since that first visit, the park is now a different place. Many parts of the …

October 19
  • Editorial: McMorris Rodgers in best position to serve Eastern Washington

    Page B8 A decade into her service as 5th Congressional District representative, Cathy McMorris Rodgers is anchored firmly in the House Republican hierarchy. Although we admire the business achievements and community and … 73

  • Catherine Rampell: Sex education is a worthwhile investment

    Page B8 America has decided: Sex is for rich people. Non-procreative sex in particular. How else would you explain the trap we’re laying for poor people who deign to get it on?

  • Smart Bombs: Smart to deter gun crimes

    Page B8 Inevitably in a gun debate, someone will point out that a particular regulation will only inconvenience law-abiding citizens. Criminals, they note, will go unscathed. But does that mean we should … 9

  • Loss of scenery

    Page B9 Colville National Forest Supervisor Laura Jo West has proposed the Renshaw timber sale, which lies north and south of State Highway 20 between Frater Lake and Tiger. Her sale starts …

  • Against military strikes

    Page B9 I oppose the new U.S. military strikes against the Islamic State in Syria. The world community must respond to the killings in Syria and Iraq, but military action is not …

  • Mitchell a sharp alternative

    Page B9 As a longtime Idahoan, I’ve paid attention over the years as politicians come and go. I’m particularly interested in the race for U.S. Senate.