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July 3
  • Dana Milbank: Obama riding renewed momentum

    Page A11 “This,” President Obama said in the Rose Garden on Wednesday as he announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba, “is what change looks like.” This echo of his 2008 …

  • Editorial: Holding presidential primary good for voters

    Page A11 The results are in for Washington’s 2016 presidential primary, and the Republicans look like winners. In May, we called the absence of a primary a win for both parties, anticipating … 1

  • Yes, it was about racism

    Page A11 Since the tragic mass murder in the Charleston church, I have been told I shouldn’t politicize the deaths by bringing up the possibility of racism. I am reminded the people …

  • Wright comparison is wrong

    Page A11 Reader Steve Clemens (June 17) argues that Col. George Wright’s treatment of Native Americans ultimately led to their living the life they lead today. Bully for him, but that is …

  • Secret Service has tough job

    Page A11 Before pointing too many fingers at our beleaguered Secret Service agency and its recent foibles, we should consider its success so far in its bottom line responsibility: to keep President …

  • Teachers aren’t sole factor

    Page A11 Regarding the June 22 letter from Bryan Davis, “Unions are the problem”:

  • Correction

    Page A11 The author of “Black Like Me” is John Howard Griffin. His name was misspelled in Thursday’s letters.

July 2
  • Ruth Marcus: Backlash to gay marriage ruling will fade

    Page A9 Writing a judicial opinion can be like fencing. One of the most effective ways to jab at an opponent is to use his – or her – words to make …

  • Editorial: Knezovich’s warnings of far-right extremism a needed message

    Page A9 Bizarre conspiracy theories and incendiary anti-government rhetoric are on the rise. They’ve inspired acts of violence – and may do so again – so resist the temptation to write off … 30

  • ‘Black Like Me’ instructive

    Page A9 While attending the University of Texas, I was enrolled in a race relations class in spring semester 1963. Having moved to Texas from Minnesota, I was 18 years old and …

  • Blame Democrats for disaster

    Page A9 Sally Jackson (June 18) blames rising health insurance premiums on Republicans, claiming they voted against single-payer and made insurers the middle men. No Republican senator or representative voted for Obamacare. …

  • Follow law on pedestrians

    Page A9 I am fortunate to live near several parks and schools, and I walk nearly every day. While walking, I cross a few arterials and often feel like I am playing …

July 1
  • Doyle McManus: Europe ‘very worried’ by Islamic State

    Page A11 Six months after the Jan. 7 attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris remains a city on guard. Black-uniformed military police of the Republican Security Companies patrol tourist sites …

  • Editorial: Washington budget a sharp increase, but a step forward

    Page A11 Washington has a budget, and it’s a whopper. The $38.2 billion for the next two years is a 12 percent increase over the budget that sustained state operations up to …

  • Jackson should do research

    Page A11 Sally Jackson (June 18) of Spokane seems to have forgotten that insurance premiums have been climbing since the implementation of Obamacare.

  • Trump not idiotic

    Page A11 I have never voted Republican, but I consider the Dana Milbank June 18 column on Donald Trump’s candidacy announcement unfair and misleading, both the cartoon and the column.

  • Suicide ruling suspicious

    Page A11 Regarding the fatal motorcycle versus Spokane Transit Authority bus accident: When I first heard it was ruled a suicide, I immediately thought that was odd. I was curious as to …

June 30
  • Editorial: Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling good news for Washington

    Page A9 A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld Arizona’s nonpartisan redistricting commission also is a victory for Washington. Arizona’s Republican-controlled Legislature wasn’t happy when a voter-initiated constitutional amendment yanked the job …

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Global economy can handle Greek crisis

    Page A9 Greece is a mess. The banks are shut; withdrawals from ATMs are strictly limited. A referendum will determine whether or not Greece accepts tough conditions for receiving further financial aid. …

  • Convene grand jury

    Page A9 The request from the Spokane NAACP chapter to continue the investigation of the hate mail found in the chapter’s U.S. Postal Service box deserves a timely and affirmative response. The …

  • Keep flag or move forward?

    Page A9 As the Southern states come to vote on the issue of public display of the Confederate flag, I wonder if those voting consider that, while it is part of the …

  • Don’t blame Republicans

    Page A9 I’m confused. What did I miss? According to Sally Jackson (June 18), the current increase in health insurance premiums is due to the Republicans not allowing a single-payer system to …

  • Health care claim dubious

    Page A9 Sally’s Jackson’s June 18 letter, “High premiums GOP’s Fault,” is long on opinion but short on fact.

June 29
  • South’s change still in question

    Page A11 “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.” That’s an observation widely credited to Winston Churchill, though it’s one he may …

  • Remove offensive symbols

    Page A11 Eastern Washington University changed its mascot from Savages to Eagles 42 years ago. Several other universities with Indian mascots also changed. Someone angry, humiliated and frustrated launched the idea, and …

  • Dolezal’s efforts small

    Page A11 I take issue with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s statement in Time magazine in which he said, “Bottom line: The black community is better off because of her (Rachel Dolezal’s) efforts.”

June 28
  • Racial unity begins locally

    Page B8 By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a …

  • Busy week for Tyranny Man

    Page B8 “I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our Founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch,” thundered Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and presidential aspirant, in response … 44

  • Editorial: Celebrate, reflect on, U.S. Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling

    Page B8 The Confederate flag is being lowered and the rainbow flag is being raised. What a remarkable week in America. This dramatic shift has been propelled by tragedy and, as President … 11

  • Guest opinion: Teachers still inspire

    Page B9 It’s been a running joke whenever we see John Hagney. The well-loved social studies teacher at Lewis and Clark High School taught both of our daughters. He usually starts by …