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TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017


Tue., June 27, 2017

Flag excuse appalling

A letter of response on article pertaining to flag etiquette at Lewis and Clark High School over Memorial Day weekend from Stephen Latoszek, TSGt, USAF, Ret.

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Tue., June 27, 2017

Shootings indicate illness

When a person opens fire on strangers, whatever upset him is not a reason for that action. The reason is that the shooter has become unhinged. To amass guns points to paranoia, and to plan an attack is deranged, whatever the apparent motivation. Mental illness is what the shooters have in common in these horrible incidents of mass shootings.

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Tue., June 27, 2017

When will we learn

The "Only Americans" headline from June 15 front page may be a call to action, following the shooting spree at the practice of the annual congressional baseball game. "Oh, when will we ever learn" from Pete Seeger came to mind immediately, followed by remembering President Teddy Roosevelt's words, "Americans learn only from catastrophe, not from experience."

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MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

Mon., June 26, 2017

Hazel a strong choice

I am writing to express my support of Tony Hazel for Superior Court judge. I have known Tony for about 15 years. I worked with him in the Spokane Prosecuting Attorney's Office and have maintained a personal and professional relationship with him since that time.

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Mon., June 26, 2017

Test for radon

Radon exposure is the No. 2 leading cause of lung cancer and a risk factor that remains elusive to people. Every year, more than 21,000 Americans die of lung cancer due to radon exposure. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas naturally found in rock, soil, and less commonly in water. Radon can sometimes get into homes through cracks in the floors or walls regardless of whether it's new or old, well-insulated or drafty, with or without basement.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017


Sun., June 25, 2017

Congress wasting time

Members of Congress should quit wasting their time and ours. Instead of trying to come up with a new health care program, they should do something productive like limiting the huge increases in drug costs. Right now they seem to be working to eliminate the financial protections that an earlier Congress voted on in order to save us from a repeat of the 2008 financial collapse. How about just letting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau protect us a little bit. I'm not in need of bigger and richer banks. I just need someone to keep phony charities from calling me nightly.

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Sun., June 25, 2017

Council is hyperpartisan

Last week, four Spokane City Council candidates (two of them current Council members) spoke at a forum billed as a chance to share how they would use their office to "resist Trump."

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