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June 22
  • Leave High Drive as is

    Page B9 I was riding my bicycle along High Drive and it occurred to me this might be the last time I see it in its present state. I was able veer … 3

  • Obama right about Iraq

    Page B9 Thank you President Obama, for not sending our young people to war again. This strife in Iraq has been going on for centuries. It is bigger and deeper than the … 6

June 21
  • Froma Harrop: Our future is in our hands

    Page B4 Have you stopped using your hands? Do your fingers struggle to sign your name? Is chopping an onion with a knife hard work? Must you call someone to fix a … 1

  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama responsible for current crisis in Iraq

    Page B4 Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaida in Iraq … 59

  • Editorial: Spokane plan to keep fixing roads deserves support

    Page B4 Smart financing decisions could pave the way for better roads for Spokane at a lower long-term price, if voters approve a conversion to the new program this November. They should, … 3

  • Sen. Andy Billig: Expand quality summer learning programs

    Page B5 On Friday, we celebrated Washington Summer Learning Day. Why would we be celebrating summer learning when kids are off on summer vacation? For more than 472,000 of Washington’s youth living … 5

  • Guest opinion: On the extremes, followers need to be vigilant for dangerous outliers

    Page B5 There was a time when I paid a lot of attention to the anti-government groups around me. In 2002, the Aryan Nations was establishing an outpost on a grassy property … 3

  • Gun laws not enforced

    Page B5 When Shawn Vestal writes a column, he’s right, most of the time, but sometimes cherry-picks. Example: Firearm checks for everyone. What he leaves out is the result. 127

  • Vestal insightful

    Page B5 I find Shawn Vestal comments to be most helpful regarding the issues, for example the tragedy and the disgust that I feel with our ever more frequent school shootings. 5

  • Peace through strength

    Page B5 The June 15 article describing the background for the creation, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, of Arab countries in the Middle East based on the whims of British … 48

  • Empty promises abound

    Page B5 In response to Stanley Carpenter’s June 10 letter (“Voluminous venom spewed”) about President Obama: Carpenter might want to read the Mona Charen column printed the same day. Charen lists just … 56

  • Support I-1329

    Page B5 The deadline for submitting petitions for Initiative 1329 signatures is July 3. The only way “we the people” are going to elect legislators is to limit and make transparent the … 27

  • Grill bankers instead

    Page B5 We have Dr. (Mehmet) Oz being grilled by the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance. Why not the Wall Street bankers instead? Talk about consumer protection, those … 6

  • Baumgartner’s tweet

    Page B5 State Sen. Michael Baumgartner appears to be seeking favor from his constituency by appealing to its basest instincts. Certainly, many conservative voters may disagree with the Washington Supreme Court’s recent … 23

June 20
  • Editorial: Silver Valley water treatment plan good news for everyone

    Page A13 Perhaps it’s an overstatement to claim a new agreement will assure operation of a Silver Valley wastewater treatment plan into perpetuity, but calling the deal approved Wednesday by the Idaho … 4

  • Amy Goodman: Voices for peace in Iraq going unheard

    Page A13 It didn’t take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras. … 8

  • Fracking appreciated

    Page A13 The Spokesman-Review June 6 editorial: “… the EPA is requiring power companies to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 to 2030. We’ve editorialized that it would be … 60

  • Give vets medical attention

    Page A13 The systematic delays found at Veterans Affairs health centers nationwide are an enormous issue. About 9 million veterans are enrolled patients with VA health centers. At a congressional hearing, the … 43

  • Disaster training impressive

    Page A13 As a participant (paid actor) in the Homeland Response Force mock disaster training exercise, I would like to congratulate the men and women of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. … 4

June 19
  • Dana Milbank: Kevin McCarthy needs help with his delivery

    Page A11 It happens once a week, almost like clockwork. Kevin McCarthy, the man House Republicans are on course to tap as their next majority leader, steps to the microphones with other … 5

  • Editorial: Doctor shortage could be crippling to Congress’ plan for veterans

    Page A11 As part of its emergency reaction to the scandalous wait times at Veterans Affairs hospitals, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that includes $500 million to hire more health care … 6

  • Rich taken care of

    Page A11 Here we go again. Congress is once again looking to enrich corporate America while ignoring the needs of struggling families. If you remember, in early 2013 Congress passed the so-called … 204

  • Conscience as guide

    Page A11 Dana Milbank’s June 12 column, “Obama groupthink worrisome,” bemoaned, among other things, self-inflicted damage to our president caused by “a Rose Garden ceremony featuring (Bowe) Bergdahl’s eccentric father.” 36

  • Johnson the clear choice

    Page A11 As a resident of Spokane County for over 40 years, I am dismayed by the unwillingness of the county commissioners to collaborate with officials of several cities over the extremely … 3

June 18
  • Editorial: Change in utility billing would add sought-after housing downtown

    Page A11 Spokane has a second city within the city. We walk or drive by it daily, might shop in it, a few call it home. More would, if the city revises … 3

  • Michael Smerconish: Don’t ignore risk of far right

    Page A11 Janet Napolitano was right. Five years ago, the office of the then-secretary of the Department of Homeland Security released an assessment on right-wing extremism titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and … 60

  • Come home, congresswoman

    Page A11 Methinks that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has made her reservations and is high-tailing her way back to Spokane in order to show her concern. I mean, in light of the … 43

  • Let Iraq be Iraq

    Page A11 Conveniently forgotten in the rush to place blame for the current Iraq crisis: The original Iraq invasion was a giant misstep, compounded by the stupid move of disbanding Saddam Hussein’s … 37

  • Why not cloth diapers?

    Page A11 I read the article about the Mission Community Outreach Center and the shortage of diapers for the low-income population. 32

  • Vote for Dave Wilson

    Page A11 Regarding Rep. Eric Cantor’s defeat in Virginia: Finally, Americans are waking up and realizing that the time has come for do-nothing elected officials to go. Here is a no-name candidate … 13