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January 27
  • Thanks for Hebdo decision

    Page A11 I commend you for publishing (Jan. 15) the controversial cover photo of Charlie Hebdo. As a practicing Christian, I often find cartoons mocking Christians offensive, but I believe firmly in …

  • Speech comes with responsibility

    Page A11 The recent incident at the offices of Charlie Hebdo is truly a tragedy. I do strongly believe in the right to freedom of expression. However, we must remember that with …

  • In His game plan?

    Page A11 I suppose that Christian Twelfth Man hearts soared when Russell Wilson emerged from his postgame public prayer circle with the wet-eyed proclamation that God had prepared him and his team …

January 26
  • Fox challenged from overseas

    Page A7 Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don’t. Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make …

  • All of God’s rules?

    Page A7 In his Jan. 17 letter condemning gay marriage, Robert Guenther states that, as a Christian, he opposes such a union because it “is in violation of biblical teachings.” He further …

  • Hebdo cartoon not funny

    Page A7 I agree with Lawrence Pintak, “We are not all Charlie Hebdo,” Jan. 18. As Pope Francis said, there is a limit to free speech.

January 25
  • Smart Bombs: Embrace the climate ‘hoax’

    Page B10 The only way Republicans will seriously respond to global warming is if President Barack Obama locks arms with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Hoax, and calls out the world’s scientists. “Hotter planet? … 18

  • Editorial: Support for schools assures better communities

    Page B10 Support your schools. Education today demands the best facilities and teachers if our children are going to thrive in the 21st century. Unfortunately, Washington state does not adequately finance education, … 11

  • Kathleen Parker: This loquacious pope has people thinking, talking

    Page B10 Forget E.F. Hutton. It’s P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen. And then they get busy trying to figure out what he was really saying. Even …

  • Special to The Spokesman-Review: In Seahawks’ win, a glimpse of God’s grace

    Page B11 Football matters to God. But it’s not because of great athleticism, or large numbers of fans, or even simply that this sport is an encouragement to so many of God’s …

  • Issue is mapped out

    Page B11 I want to thank The Spokesman-Review for finally printing a map of Spokane’s “prostitution area,” and the City Council for taking on this problem, which has beleaguered and bewildered mankind …

  • Respect what is sacred

    Page B11 Religion has been the justification of more murder, wars and suffering than any other mindset. Nazism was, in a sense, a religion. One man’s messiah is the butt of a …

  • Shea speaks for God

    Page B11 Thank God for Rep. Matt Shea, who recognizes that in the American system of justice it is God who decides what rights are or are not inalienable. I have not …

  • Shea doesn’t know law

    Page B11 Rep. Matt Shea proves once again that just because he is a lawyer doesn’t mean he knows the law. Laws become unconstitutional when a court declares them so, usually the …

  • Sign protest is frightening

    Page B11 Your Jan. 16 front page article (“ ‘Can’t breathe’ sign criticized”) is truly frightening. A group of people wanted to pay their respects for a slain friend, only to be …

  • End regressive tax structure

    Page B11 A Dec. 1 letter, “Fight for tax deduction,” was an appeal to allow our citizens the right to deduct our extremely high sales tax from federal income tax. What the …

  • Wolves victims of hysteria

    Page B11 After reading Sherry Howerton’s letter (“Wolves moving in” – Jan. 13) suggesting that children or pets may be the next wolf victims, my only thought was: “Is the fearmongering ever …

  • Ag-gag bills dangerous

    Page B11 Ever heard of an “ag-gag” bill? If you have, it’s likely because you’ve heard of how absurd they are, and how nearly every single one that’s been filed has sparked …

  • Bonds mean safer schools

    Page B11 I have been a part of Central Valley School District for the past 47 years, as a kindergarten through grade 12 student, parent of three students and now as a …

  • Yes for great city

    Page B11 Please vote yes on the Central Valley School District bond and levy. The city of Spokane Valley’s Vision Statement says we are “a community of opportunity where individuals and families …

  • Monroe project is fine

    Page B11 Regarding David Bray, “Monroe fix is dumb,” Jan. 18: I don’t routinely see heavy traffic on Monroe Street, and so doubt that narrowing it to two lanes will result in …

  • End of oil, coal trains

    Page B11 Warren Buffet, owner of the BNSF Railway, believed that he would be able to ship coal and oil safely. He said “I think I can, I think I can!” The …

  • Back diplomacy with Iran

    Page B11 The only country that can prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb is Iran. The United States’ best chance to influence Iran is through diplomacy.

January 24
  • Charles Krauthammer: Iran is on the rise, and U.S. no help to allies

    Page B4 While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely …

  • Editorial: Vaccines save lives; denial, fear undermine public safety

    Page B4 The flu-related death of a 37-year-old hot dog vendor and the alarming measles outbreak that began at Disneyland have shined a spotlight on vaccinations. Chad Rattray, who died Monday, was … 5

  • Froma Harrop: Google falls short on Glass gamble

    Page B4 Google Glass has entered the annals of spectacular product failures. Many bright ideas have foundered on the shoals of consumer rejection. The Product Failure Hall of Fame is too small …

  • Rourke L. O’Brien: Examine biases before changing disability rules

    Page B5 On the first day of the 114th Congress, Republican lawmakers quickly lighted the fuse for a major entitlement overhaul showdown using an unlikely piece of leverage: the Social Security Disability …

  • Cheney schools need support

    Page B5 I am a pastor in Airway Heights with church members who have children attending schools in the Cheney School District. I am also a member of the Parks and Recreation …

  • Build on prosperity

    Page B5 This February, Spokane Valley residents will have an opportunity to help build upon the growing prosperity of our Valley community with a yes vote for our schools.

  • CV schools need upgrades

    Page B5 As a 30-year resident of Central Valley, I’m voting yes for the bond and levy. It’s been 16 years since our community passed a bond. It’s time we do so …