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November 29
  • Gun column a relief

    Page B5 Thanks for Shawn Vestal’s Nov. 19 article on Initiative 594 and gun registration. His article cleaned up the facts I didn’t garner from reading the political jargon in this initiative, …

  • Nastiness unnecessary

    Page B5 By the time this letter is posted, the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission will have made its decision about expansion on Mt. Spokane. I hope they made a wise decision …

  • Ski expansion a reality

    Page B5 The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission’s vote to expand Mt. Spokane is more than a move to bring more recreational opportunities to children and families in the area. It’s an …

November 28
  • Amy Goodman: Commitment feared in Ferguson

    Page A9 “As long as justice is postponed we always stand on the verge of these darker nights of social disruption.” So said Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech on March …

  • Israel delegitimizes itself

    Page A9 Joseph Harari (Nov. 20) judges the prospect of Mideast peace a mirage. I’d note that the entire peace process has been a mirage; an illusion with no substance.

  • Restrain the president

    Page A9 We do not live in a dictatorship where one man issues an order and the rest of us must obey. This is supposed to be a democracy; a government of …

  • Turkeys are pests

    Page A9 I read the Nov. 23 article about the overabundance of turkeys in our area. Fish and Wildlife Department spokeswoman Madonna Luers said they have not had any complaints about them. …

  • Rethink roundabouts

    Page A9 The city needs to do more research on roundabouts in small neighborhoods before installing them. Most of the homeowners in Spokane don’t have driveways and rely on street parking. So …

November 27
  • Dana Milbank: Hagel ouster a Bush-like move from Obama

    Page A19 When Barack Obama looks in the mirror these days, he must see a terrifying visage staring back at him: that of George W. Bush. In a cruel echo of history, …

  • President Woodrow Wilson’s 1914 Thanksgiving proclamation

    Page A19 Editor’s note: This is the 1914 Thanksgiving proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson. It has long been the honoured custom of our people to turn in the fruitful autumn of the …

  • Live with dignity

    Page A19 Brittany Maynard, of Oregon, would have had her 30th birthday on Nov. 19. Instead, she chose to self-ingest lethal medication on Nov. 1 to beat the terminal brain cancer and …

  • Cruelty of death row

    Page A19 I am writing to express the need for public awareness in the area of capital punishment and death row in Washington. According to the Department of Corrections, capital punishment is …

  • Don’t want your guns

    Page A19 On Nov. 23, you published a letter from Curtis Stone on the subject of Initiative 594. But the supposition that “most Americans took the NRA’s advice to vote for ‘freedom …

November 26
  • New ideas needed to fight ISIS

    Page A13 If there was ever an issue that required politics to stop at the water’s edge, it’s the fight against ISIS. With its Mideast land grab, its growing army of Western …

  • Editorial: For police and public, cameras are a good tool

    Page A13 Had Police Officer Darren Wilson been wearing a body camera during the fatal Aug. 9 encounter with Michael Brown, the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, might not be burning. His parents … 9

  • Be strong, Republicans

    Page A13 President Obama has created the latest constitutional crisis with his unconstitutional and illegal decree that changes our nation’s immigration laws. The Constitution, in Article 1, Section 8, gives only Congress …

  • Spokane is a death trap

    Page A13 I came back to the Spokane area in 1975, and the drivers in the area were very polite when it came to road manners. But the new population that has …

November 25
  • Editorial: City sewer revamp, funding plan deserving of praise

    Page A13 The latest piece of Spokane’s innovative plan to finance the reconstruction of much of the city’s wastewater infrastructure fell into place when $200 million in “green” municipal revenue bonds received … 3

  • Robert J. Samuelson: Climate pact a triumph of politics, if not substance

    Page A13 The United States-China agreement on climate change is a huge political triumph, possibly “historic,” as its supporters say. Whether it much alters the world’s climate is a more open question. …

  • Selective political memory

    Page A13 In his Nov. 21 letter, “Watch those words,” Jim Barbieri writes, “A leader is defined by what they say and what they do.” He then proceeds to list quotes, rather …

  • Traffic circle vetted

    Page A13 To John Yates and others in Spokane who speak without knowledge regarding our neighborhood traffic circle:

  • Still hoping for progress

    Page A13 Being an independent who has voted both Democrat and Republican, locally and nationally, I am in hopes of actual governing suddenly breaking out in our nation’s capital. Clearly, with only …

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