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December 20
  • Make guns illegal

    Page A11 Instead of taking away some people’s guns, maybe we should make all guns and bombs illegal. No police guns, no military guns, no hunting guns. No one should be allowed …

  • No hats at meals

    Page A11 When I go to a restaurant for dinner or any other meal, looking around I find that there are more and more men wearing hats. I guess that most of …

  • Aesthetically, not so grand

    Page A11 Walk north on Washington Street through downtown and you’ll notice the stately Paulsen Center on your left, its elegantly stepped massing, its subtle embellishments and patterns, its human scale in …

  • Road tax plan unfair

    Page A11 Eastern Washington is more rural than the west side of the Cascades. Therefore, I believe this road tax usage proposal to be unfair to those of us who do not …

  • Protesters had a point

    Page A11 Initiative 594 states that “transfer” means the intended delivery of a firearm to another person without consideration of payment or promise of payment including, but not limited to, gifts and …

  • Comply with officers

    Page A11 I am having a hard time following the logic. We should have our police shot at, and possibly killed, before they are allowed to defend themselves? I happen to think …

  • Faulty tire leglslation

    Page A11 Due to faulty tires created by Firestone, Congress passed the Tread Act. The act mandated the use of suitable tire pressure monitoring systems in most passenger vehicles. The cost of …

  • Land of the scared

    Page A11 I grew up in the 1950s, watching heroes like John Wayne acting in war movies. The central theme was that we were the good guys and the Germans and Japanese …

  • Gun idea is dangerous

    Page A11 Normally, I would not respond to letters that were posted in The Spokesman-Review, but after reading a Dec. 14 comment called “Lethal threat comes first,” I decided that something needed …

December 19
  • Editorial: Consider the big picture of police camera issue

    Page A13 Technology outed the outer. Timothy A. Clemans, the Seattle man whose request for police camera footage underscored the many unanswered questions about their use, concealed his identity as long as … 15

  • Amy Goodman: Failed Cuba policy finally collapsing

    Page A13 The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, …

  • McMorris Rodgers absent at VA

    Page A13 Before the mid-term elections, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was all over television telling us how she supported veterans. Was she at the Spokane Veterans Administration hospital meeting Dec. 8, where …

  • Black liberation in Spokane

    Page A13 The struggle for black liberation has officially been manifested in Spokane. Dec. 9, at 12:05 p.m. in the Crosby Center at Gonzaga, I attended a die-in hosted by the Black …

  • Body cameras for politicians

    Page A13 With all the hoopla about adding more cameras to control speeders and prevent police abuse, perhaps there are other applications we should focus on. A suggestion was made when the …

  • Leave CIA alone

    Page A13 Why are the politicians trying to condemn the CIA’s methods for extracting information to protect us from terrorist attacks? Do the terrorists play by the rules of normal people? No. …

December 18
  • Dana Milbank: Elizabeth Warren is not the Ted Cruz of the left

    Page A9 After Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz attacked the 2015 spending agreement in the Senate last week from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Washington engaged in a little parlor game: …

  • Editorial: Education a better investment for Idaho than tax cuts

    Page A9 After spending the election season as the “education governor,” Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has reverted to his old habit of seeking tax cuts, which will make it more difficult to … 1

  • Christ clear on gay marriage

    Page A9 Regarding Bob Wynhausen’s Dec. 7 letter regarding a Nov. 22 Paul Graves column on the Hitching Post’s refusal to marry gay or transgender people: Wynhausen stated, “One thing you won’t …

  • Torture should horrify Americans

    Page A9 The information contained in the CIA torture report released Dec. 9 should horrify all Americans. The fact that these despicable acts were done in our name endangers us all as …

  • Benghazi is over

    Page A9 The Spokesman-Review’s Nov. 22 headline, “Panel rejects Benghazi theories,” by Ken Dilanian, brought closure to me regarding the false accusation made by Republican leaders and Fox News commentators about the …

December 17
  • Trudy Rubin: Israel’s identity at stake in election

    Page A13 While Arab countries are struggling to redefine themselves amid violence, Israel is poised to wrestle with its own identity crisis – at the polls. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to …

  • Editorial: Scale back ambitious STA plans

    Page A13 Spokane Transit Authority directors will vote Thursday on an ambitious plan that would boost revenue and service throughout Spokane County by 30 percent and launch a new central city line … 18

  • correction

    Page A13 Only new medical marijuana businesses were banned Dec. 9 by the Spokane Valley City Council. Saturday’s editorial characterized the ban incorrectly.

  • Republicans have no solutions

    Page A13 As a Republican, I am in despair. Obamacare, CIA reports, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot; all issues distracting, eating time for Republicans. Where are your ideas, Republican Party? Where are your …

  • Park lights dazzling

    Page A13 My wife and I walked through Riverfront Park last weekend and looked at the Christmas lights. The effect of the lights, the horse-drawn carriage, the Christmas music and looking back …

  • Endorsement misfired

    Page A13 I am responding to the Dec. 7 Spokesman-Review editorial, “I-594 exemptions can create confusion.” I quote: “We endorsed I-594, but lawmakers should give thoughtful consideration to the ambiguity and unintended …

  • Editorialize on protests

    Page A13 I was going to chide your editing out any mention of peaceful protests sweeping our nation until Dec. 9 when I heard someone defending water-boarding and labeling The Spokesman-Review a …

December 16