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October 19
  • Woodings for open elections

    Page B9 Do you hate the new closed primaries? Vote for Holli Woodings as secretary of state. Her opponent, Lawerence Denney, “pushed to close Idaho’s GOP primary election to anyone but registered …

  • Don’t reward assessor

    Page B9 Our Spokane County assessor really needs some help. Our county assessor failed us. Our assessor took an oath of office to abide by our laws. Instead, our assessor was negligent …

  • Dial back the pink

    Page B9 I am with Carla Amparan (“Why the cancer fuss” – Oct. 12).

  • We all need hope

    Page B9 I am very happy for Carla Amparan (“Why the cancer fuss” – Oct. 12) that she won her battle with cancer, and I would applaud her any day. She may …

  • Catholic Church won’t change

    Page B9 Regarding the article in the Oct 15 edition of The Spokesman-Review, “Conservative bishops dismayed by report”:

  • Chase deserves re-election

    Page B9 As an independent voter, I have always put the value of good government over party politics.

  • Vote against French

    Page B9 I am a recently retired Spokane County employee who served almost 35 years working for the Public Works Department, 25 of those years as a front-line manager. During my employment, …

  • Unload I-594

    Page B9 I’m absolutely astounded by the misinformation put out by the media and liberal, “do-good” organizations on gun issues. They keep saying background checks will save thousands of lives by stopping …

  • Johnson ideal as commissioner

    Page B9 I encourage you to vote for Mary Lou Johnson for Spokane County commissioner.

  • Retain Judge Leland

    Page B9 Voting for judges is often a difficult choice for many voters, so I would like to tell why our community should vote to retain Judge Richard Leland for Spokane County …

  • Vote to protect votes

    Page B9 Paraphrasing Josef Stalin: “I don’t care who the people vote for; I care who counts the vote.” Papers, TV, radio and the Internet constantly report voting irregularities. Most voters have …

October 18
  • Charles Krauthammer: Ebola demands we bear down – quickly

    Page B4 Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will …

  • Editorial: Choices for Washington’s top court few but easy: Stephens, Johnson

    Page B4 The Supreme Court’s involvement in education funding has become the No. 1 issue in the state, but none of the four justices running for re-election has drawn a serious challenger. …

  • Froma Harrop: The young are driving changes in our car habits

    Page B4 Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age. They are less likely to own cars or use cars. The drives they …

  • Special to The Spokesman-Review: Please vote yes for better streets, improved Riverfront Park

    Page B5 In the next two weeks, Spokane voters must make a serious choice about the future of our city’s streets and Riverfront Park. We have jointly penned this guest column to …

  • Shame on mayor

    Page B5 First, Mayor David Condon fires people to help cut costs, and now he wants to raise his salary and those of his Cabinet to more than our governor and U.S. …

  • UW is too late

    Page B5 The University of Washington’s subtle hints and not-so-subtle pronouncements managed to lure potential second-year medical students to leave Spokane for Seattle this year. Then when it became apparent that WSU …

  • Go, WSU med school!

    Page B5 A Western Washington university doesn’t want an Eastern Washington university to have a medical school. What a shocker!

  • Mormon name misused

    Page B5 An Aug. 14 staff and wire report in The Spokesman-Review (the online version) entitled “Polygamist Mormons face new charges in British Columbia” refers to members of the “Fundamentalist Church of …

  • Vote yes for Riverfront

    Page B5 Riverfront Park is Spokane’s jewel and centerpiece; probably our city’s greatest natural asset and the legacy of our city’s greatest achievement, Expo ’74. However, this jewel is looking tired. It …

  • Compassion in tragedy

    Page B5 My wife, Maureen, reservedly showed me Larry Treffry’s Oct. 3 letter to the editor, “Turn loss into win.” We don’t know him but concur with his sentiments. Hopefully, this addendum …

  • Beware of Ringo

    Page B5 Idaho state Rep. Shirley Ringo was provided the opportunity to second-guess and to find fault with current U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador, but she did not provide any specifics about what …

  • Shea has union support

    Page B5 I’m glad The Spokesman-Review covered the Oct. 6 debate between Josh Arritola and Matt Shea. It was one of Shea’s rare appearances in public, at least in our state.

  • Speaker choices scary

    Page B5 Last year, I was disappointed when Whitworth University brought noted plagiarist Doris Kearns Goodwin to town for its President’s Leadership Forum.

  • Ringo reflects Idaho values

    Page B5 As a retired educator, I urge your vote on Nov. 4 for Shirley Ringo for Congress.

  • Confident in Beggs

    Page B5 Many of us know someone affected by a mental health issue. Fewer of us know someone so afflicted and incarcerated. More than half of those in jails and/or prisons suffer …

  • Need justice reforms

    Page B5 At this pivotal time of change, what the Spokane County prosecutor’s office needs is Breean Beggs. He is an innovator and his expertise in criminal justice reform is second to …

October 17
  • Editorial: County, too, could benefit from having ombudsman

    Page A11 The ombudsman cometh. Again. Maybe. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has asked the Spokane County Commissioners to consider an agreement that would extend the purview of city ombudsman Tim Burns from the … 8

  • Ebola fight needs world’s action

    Page A11 The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and ISIS. The question is often asked, “Should we put boots on the ground?” The answer is yes – but not in the Middle …

  • Dalton has integrity

    Page A11 As a resident of Spokane Valley, I am writing in support of retaining Vicky Dalton as Spokane County auditor. I must be candid and state that I do not know …