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August 5
  • Corporations and taxes

    Page A9 Catherine Rampell (July 27) had an interesting take on corporate personhood and taxes.

August 4
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Access separate but unequal

    Page A9 A few words about the “poor door.” Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for … 50

  • Cut VA administration

    Page A9 The main problem with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as with most government bureaucracies, is too much administration. I believe most of the VA’s problems could be solved … 28

  • ACA misses many people

    Page A9 The Affordable Care Act was intended to provide affordable health insurance for some 40 million uninsured citizens. According to numbers on the front page of July 25 Spokesman-Review, 8 million-plus … 112

  • Look to technology

    Page A9 How many more children have to suffer an agonizing slow death in hot cars before we find a foolproof way to prevent this terrible tragedy? Year after year we are … 17

August 3
  • Catherine Rampell: Outsourcing allows companies to duck responsibility

    Page B8 Sometimes, under certain circumstances, McDonald’s Corp. might be held partly responsible for its franchisees’ bad behavior. Maybe. So announced the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel, a sort of independent … 36

  • Editorial: Ballots due for primary this Tuesday

    Page B8 Tuesday is the final day to mail ballots in the Washington state primary. The editorial board has issued five endorsements, all in races with more than two candidates. When the … 2

  • Smart Bombs: It’s not business as usual

    Page B8 So the House of Representatives actually sued the president for delaying full implementation of the health care law they despise. Why the delay? Employers – you know, the job creators … 11

  • Kuhn qualifications omitted

    Page B9 Imagine my surprise when I noticed the list of citizens vying for the empty slot on the Spokane City Council. I applied because I thought perhaps I could be of … 10

  • Chase is the best choice

    Page B9 Since being elected Spokane County treasurer four years ago, Rob Chase has come under budget for his department by an average of 8 percent. He was instrumental in getting a … 3

  • Wilson campaign effective

    Page B9 Dave Wilson clearly has the strongest, most effective campaign in the 5th Congressional District race. It is a grassroots, boots-on-the-ground effort that is nothing short of impressive. 15

  • Take action to end poverty

    Page B9 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is again moving her party and our state forward with costly new tax cuts for the wealthy while ignoring the needs of struggling working families. The … 64

  • McMorris Rodgers helps vets

    Page B9 I’m thankful for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ strong leadership on behalf of veterans and military families. 68

  • Cast independent vote

    Page B9 Last October marked a digression from the usual lack of disturbances in the Capitol. In an event coined the “government shutdown,” 800,000 government employees were indefinitely furloughed and 1.3 million … 10

  • Common Core takes time

    Page B9 Common Core standards sure seem to rile up the conspiracy and anti-public education folks to a foaming-at-the-mouth tizzy. All for a set of standards designed to give American students the … 47

August 2
  • Editorial: Governors continue opposition to coastal oil exploration

    Page B4 Opposition to oil exploration off Washington’s coast has a history going back at least to the Bush administration: the George H.W. Bush administration. It’s a fine tradition, one today’s West … 5

  • Froma Harrop: JPMorgan Chase does better doing bad

    Page B4 How curious to watch “60 Minutes,” the famously hard-hitting TV newsmagazine, bless JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon with prime-time beatification for hiring some interns from poor backgrounds. The segment’s headline …

  • Charles Krauthammer: John Kerry’s Hamas advocacy a blunder

    Page B4 John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis – left, right and center – of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the … 9

  • Ammon Shea: English language behaving badly

    Page B5 Is the English language being massacred by the young, the linguistically untidy and anyone who uses the Internet? Absolutely. Is that anything new? Hardly.

  • Knezovich gets job done

    Page B5 For over three years now, I have had the opportunity to work with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on criminal justice issues in Spokane County. In doing so, I have found him … 21

  • Johnson is exceptional

    Page B5 We have known Mary Lou Johnson as a friend, a mother, a wife and an attorney for over 25 years. She is and has been outstanding in all of her … 2

  • A wise, balanced leader

    Page B5 I’ve known Mary Lou Johnson for 20 years and have seen her act with grace and wisdom through leadership roles in my church, my children’s schools and several local organizations. … 6

  • A perfect blend of attributes

    Page B5 I would like to recommend Bonnie Mager for Spokane County commissioner. 23

  • Shea deserves support

    Page B5 The extremely misleading charges in a campaign piece from Josh Arritola, Rep. Matt Shea’s primary opponent, reveals the extent to which Arritola and his supporters will go to deceive the … 57

  • Why Shea went to Nevada

    Page B5 This is written for those who want to know the truth of “Why did Rep. Matt Shea go to Nevada?” It’s a good question, but some would jump to false … 33

  • McCaslin a firm ‘no’

    Page B5 Would you like to pay an 11.5 cent-per-gallon gas tax increase? Voters in Spokane resoundingly say, “No.” 1

  • Dump McMorris Rodgers

    Page B5 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is plugging away on how we have to protect our freedoms from the vile Democrats. We must repeal Obamacare, she whines. 37

  • Working for citizens

    Page B5 This past week, I had the honor of being introduced to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and was so impressed to see and hear firsthand how McMorris Rodgers is fighting for … 18

  • Pakootas, for leadership

    Page B5 So the Republican House of Representatives leadership now wants to sue President Obama over certain executive orders, even though he has issued fewer of them than most other presidents. But … 62

August 1